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LSBU Harvard Referencing: Film

Best Practice tips

To find information about the film, go to the Company Information pages on IMDb.

Format of the reference

You will need:

  • Title of the film
  • Year of release
  • Name of director
  • Place of distribution
  • Distribution company



Title of film (Year of release) [Format]. Directed by Director’s name. Place of distribution: Distribution company.


Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) [DVD]. Directed by J J Abrams. USA: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

In-text citation: (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, 2015)




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