Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Nov 09, 2015     Views: 86

Film/Motion Picture

The basic format for citing a motion picture in APA style is:

Producer, P. P. (Producer), & Director, D. D. (Director). (Date of Publication). Title of motion picture [Motion Picture]. Country of origin: Studio or distributor.

For example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

Smith, J. D. (Producer), & Harris, A. F. (Director). (2001). Really big disaster movie [Motion Picture]. United States: Paramount Pictures.

This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite a motion picture in your class assignments and projects.

More Information

For more information about citing motion pictures in APA Style, please visit our APA guide or check out the resources listed below. You may also want to contact the Learning Center (UC Students) or Online Writing Center (COCE Students) for additional information about citing images in APA Style.

Video Tutorials: APA (6th Ed.) Research Paper Basics (Full Playlist)

Video tutorials on APA style are available via the Atomic Learning database. Please note: you will be asked to log in using your SNHU email username and password. 

These web resources may be helpful if you need additional information about citing sources in APA Style. However, be sure to evaluate any sources you use--the Shapiro Library cannot vouch for the accuracy of information provided on external websites.

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