APA Film Citation

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How to Cite a Movie/Film in APA

If you were wondering how to cite a movie in APA format, you’re in luck! Use the following guide to cite a film (how to cite a movie) using the APA citation format. We also provide style guides for the MLA, Chicago, and Turabian styles. To have your bibliography or works cited list automatically made for you, check out our free APA citation maker.

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Citing a film/Citing a movie

APA format structure:

Producer, A.A. (Producer), & Director, A.A. (Director). (Release Year). Title of motion picture [Motion Picture]. Country of Origin: Studio

APA format example:

Bender, L. (Producer), & Tarantino, Q. (Director). (1994). Pulp fiction [Motion Picture]. United States: Miramax.

Citing a film from YouTube

APA format structure:

Author, A.A.. [screename].(Year, Month Date of Publication). Title of video [Video file]. Retrieved from http://xxxxx

APA format example:

Smith, Rick. (2013, September 20). Favre to Moss!. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOP_L6hBjn8

Notes: When citing a video from YouTube, keep in mind:

  • Screen names are more prominent that actual names on YouTube. If you come across a user whose real name isn’t available, use only their screen name without brackets.
  • Screen name. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Title of video. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://xxxxx
  • Example:
  • Holleratgeorge. (2007, May 27). The flop of all flops. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ukde193ivM

For more information on how to cite in APA, check out Purdue OWL and Cornell.

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