APA Style, 6th Edition

HOW TO REFERENCE & CITE A FILM IN DVD OR ONLINE FORMAT

Producer, P. P. (Producer), & Director, D. D. (Director). (Year of release). Title of film in sentence case and italics [Format]. Country of origin: Studio or Distributor.

OR

Producer, P. P. (Producer), & Director, D. D. (Director). (Year of release). Title of film in sentence case and italics [Format]. Retrieved from http://website.com

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NOTE: If you access the film through a streaming video service or library database, replace country and distributor/studio company with a retrieval statement that has the URL (web address) OR name of the database, e.g.:

  • Retrieved from https://www.netflix.com/
  • Retrieved from Criterion on Demand database

There are two options for citing this source in-text:

1) Cite last name of producer(s) and/or director(s) and year in brackets:

(Cameron & Landau, 2009). 

2) Integrate names and year into the text of a sentence; you can (but are not required) to include the title of the film in mixed case and italics:

Cameron and Landau (2009) addressed the political and environmental issues surrounding resource scarcity and energy extraction in their film, Avatar. 

NOTE: If you copy any dialogue or other information word-for-word, use quotation marks:

Jake Sully responded, "there’s no such thing as an ex-marine" (Cameron & Landau, 2009). 


APA rules for in-text citation change depending on the number/type of author(s)Count the authors and follow the rule below:

Work with ONE author
Work with TWO authors
Work with THREE to FIVE authors
Work with SIX or more authors
Work with a GROUP, ORGANIZATION or CORPORATE author
Work with NO author specified
INTERVIEW or PRESENTATION (Unpublished)
SECONDARY SOURCE (A source found inside a source)
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