Established by the American Psychological Association (APA), APA video citations are the standardized editorial style widely used by a variety of writers in citing sources and in research documentation in a number of fields in the social sciences. If you have consulted a video as a source of information for your research paper, you are required to give credit to your source by using the proper APA video citation. Using any information from a film, DVD, or other similar video format without properly citing its source is considered plagiarism.
This APA citation guide provides examples of the most commonly cited types of sources used by college and university students. For additional examples of APA citations, you are welcome to consult our website.
Below are the basic format styles for APA video citations:
For a film, movie or motion picture:
Name of the producer (Producer), & Name of the director (Director). (Year of release). Title [Medium]. Country of origin: Studio or Distributor.
Cameron, J. (Director). (1997). Titanic. [Motion Picture]. United States: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
For a non-fiction video, DVD or documentary:
Name of the director or producer (Director/Producer). (Year). Title [Medium]. Country of origin: Studio or Distributor.
Michael, P. (Director). (1997). Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life. [DVD]. United States: AG Media Corporation Ltd.
As shown in the examples, APA video citations only consist of relevant elements such as the name of the video director or producer, the year of video’s release, the title of the video, the video format, the country where video was made, and the studio. This collection of data varies depending on availability.
Remember to list your APA citations alphabetically in your APA reference list of works cited page. Should you require any further assistance in formatting your APA video citations and references, you are welcome to use our works cited generator. When using our utility make sure that all required data is entered correctly in order for our program to generate your APA citations accurately.