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Educational films (Genre/Form Term)

Preferred form: Educational films
Used for/see from:
  • Informational films
See also:

Moving image genre/form guide via WWW, June 6, 2008 (educational: Largely nontheatrical work intended for teaching and related informational purposes. Educational work includes classroom films and videos, historical recreations and dramatizations primarily intended to educate rather than entertain, and video or television broadcasting courses; they may be sponsored as well. Historically prolific producers of educational films include Eastman Kodak, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Coronet, and PBS; RTs: Industrial, Instructional, Social guidance, and Training)

Moving image materials, 1988 (educational/cultural works: Use for works which are intended primarily to inform or edify rather than to entertain, and which do not utilize an instructional format. The work should be intended for a general audience, may have cultural content, and may incidentally entertain. RT Children's works; Dance; Instruction; Music; Plays; Readings)

Films that are intended to impart knowledge and information, including those for classroom viewing. For films that use a structured format to teach or train the audience see Instructional films.

Note under Instructional films