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National Filmographies - Asia

Here is a listing of books, websites etc. containing the complete output of films from each country. For certain entries, where more than one book is listed, I have been unable to check which is the more comprehensive title. Some titles are histories or general guides, rather than filmographies. This is indicated under each entry.

The following countries have a filmography on the Internet Movie Database: Bhutan / Mongolia / Papua New Guinea

MIDDLE EASTERN & NORTH AFRICAN FILMS

Online Database Middle East Studies Filmography

THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA ON FILM : an annotated filmography
by Marsha Hamilton McClintock
Published by Garland Publishing. 1982 ISBN 0-8240-9260-0

COMPANION ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MIDDLE EASTERN AND NORTH AFRICAN FILM by Oliver Leaman
Published by Routledge. 2001 ISBN 0415187036 Not a filmography.

ASIAN FILMS

Online Database Asian Movie Database / Cinemasie

FILMOGRAPHY: A FILMOGRAPHY OF ASIAN FILMS AND FILMS ABOUT ASIA by Sylvie Shaw
Published by Asian Studies Council (Australia)/Asialink. 1990 ISBN 0642157723

AFGHAN FILMS

Online Database Afghan Cinema

BANGLADESHI FILMS

Online Database History of Bangladesh Cinema

BAMLADESERA CALACCITRA SILPA by Mirjåa Tåarekula Kåadera
Published by Bamla Ekademi. 1993 ISBN 9840728229

BURMESE FILMS

MYANMA YOK SHIN HTU CHUN HSU, 1952-1976 by Maung Sin Kye
Published by ?. 1978

CAMBODIAN FILMS

Online Database Le cinéma cambodgien

CHINESE & HONG KONG FILMS

Online Database Chinese Movie Database / Cinéma chinois

ZHONGGUO DIANYING DADIAN (Encyclopedia Of Chinese Film)
Published by Zhongguo Dianying Chubanshe. 4 Volumes. 1996-98

THE CHINESE FILMOGRAPHY. The 2485 Feature Films Produced by Studios in the People’s Republic of China from 1949 through 1995 by Donald J. Marion
Published by McFarland & Company, Inc. 1997 ISBN 0-7864-0305-5

Online Database Hong Kong Movie DataBase / Hong Kong Movies Ratings List / Cinéma HK / Cinemasie / Another Hong Kong Movie Page / The Illuminated Lantern

HONG KONG FILMOGRAPHY
Published by Hong Kong Film Archive.
Vol 1: 1913-1941 by Mary Wong 1997 ISBN 962-8050-03-6
Contains information on some 600 films. This volume is reviewed by the Hong Kong Movie DataBase.
Vol 2: 1942-1949 by Winnie Fu 1998 ISBN 962-8050-05-2 Contains information on 432 films.
Vol 3: 1950-1952 by Winnie Fu 2000 ISBN 962-8050-80-7 Contains information on 580 films.
Vol 4: 1953-1959 by James C. Alexander & Kwok Ching-Ling 2003 ISBN 962-8050-19-2
Contains information on 1694 films.
Vol.5: 1960-1964 by Kwok Ching-Ling 2005 ISBN 962-8050-31-1 Contains information on over 1,200 films.

THE HONG KONG FILMOGRAPHY, 1977-1997 A Complete Reference to 1,100 Films Produced by British Hong Kong Studios by John Charles
Published by McFarland & Company, Inc. 2000 ISBN 0-7864-0842-1

INDIAN FILMS (in order of Production by Language)

Online Database OzeDesi Indian Movie Database / The Bollywood Movie Database / Ultraindia.com Filmography / Chaosmag: Indian Cinema Database / Indian Cinema Database / philip'sfil-ums: notes on Indian popular cinema

FILMOGRAPHY: Silent Cinema, 1913-1934 by R.K. Verma
Published by Film City Productions. 2000 ISBN 81-7525224-3

80 GLORIOUS YEARS OF INDIAN CINEMA : Complete Filmography of All Silent & Hindi Films 1913-1993
by Rajendra Ojha
Published by Screen World Publication. 1994 ISBN 81-900-258-1-3

FILMOGRAPHY 1994-2000: A complete filmography of all Hindi films released between 1994-2000
by Rajendra Ojha
Published by Screen World Publication. 2001

TAMILT TIRAIPPATANKAL : cila ceytikal, cila cintanaikal by Arantai Narayanan
Published by Kavita Paplikesan. 1999

Online Database TeluguCinema / List of Telugu films - (Wikipedia)

ANDHRA FILM CHAMBER JOURNAL: December 1976 Issue
Published by ?. 1976
Contains information on films from 1931-1976.

Online Database Malayalam Film List / Malayalam Cinema Database / Malayalam Documentary Database

MALAYALA CINEMA DIRECTORY
Published by Commercial Art Centre, Kottayam. 1970
Contains information on films from 1938-1970.

Online Database Chitraloka.com

KANNADA VAKCHITRA SUVARNA MAHOTSAVA: 1934-1984 SMARANA SANCHIKE by Vijaya
Published by Karnataka Chalanachitra Vanijya Mandal. 1984

A GLIMPSE OF KANNADA CINEMA by M.V. Ramakrishniah and H.N. Narahari Rao
Published by Suchitra Film Society. 1992

Online Database The Spirit Of Bengal / Calcuttaweb - Bengali Cinema

BENGALI FILM DIRECTORY by Ansu Sur & Abhijit Goswami
Published by West Bengal Film Centre. 1999

GUJARATA CALACITRA PARAMPARA by Ushakanta Mehata
Published by Raje´sa Praka´sana. 1993

Online Database Marathi Movies

CHITRASAMPADA by Vasant Sathe
Published by
Jagatik Marathi Parishad. 1989
Contains information on films from 1931-1989.

PANJAB KI FILMI TARIKH by Parvez Rahi
Published by Rahi Pablisharz.1998
Contains information on films from 1901-1947.

ORIYA CHALACHITRARA ITIHAS by Kartick Kumar Ghosh
Published by Orissa Book Store. 1984
Contains information on films from 1934-1984.

COLLECTIONS: First Indian Film & Video Guide by Javed Mohammed Zaidi & Ratan Sharda
Published by Collections Publications. 2002 ISBN 8190102907

For more information on Indian films, consult:

ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF INDIAN CINEMA by Ashish Rajadhyaksah & Paul Willemen
Published by Oxford University Press & The British Film Institute. 1999 ISBN 0-19-564768-8

Annual : Screen World Annual Published by Screen World Publication.1980-

INDONESIAN FILMS

KATALOG FILM INDONESIA, 1926-1995 by J.B. Kristanto
Published by Badan Pertimbangan Perfilman Nasional (BP2N), Sinematek Indonesia, Toyota Foundation. 1995

IRANIAN FILMS

Online Database Iranian Films / Catalog of Iranian Films (1929-1975) / The Greatest Iranian Movie DataBase

FILMSHIN AKHT-I IRAN - IRANIAN CINEMA: A FILMOGRAPHY by Ghulam Haydari or Gholam Heydari !
Published by National Film Archive of Iran.
Vol 1: 1930-1961 (1994) Vol 2: 1962-1968 Vol 3: 1969-1972 Vol 4: 1973-1978 by Abbas Baharloo
Vol 5: 1979-1986 (1992) Vol 6: 1987-1990 Vol 7: 1991-1994

IRANIAN NEW CINEMA by Mahboob-Manesh
Published by Farabi Cinema Foundation. 1998
Contains information on films from 1979-1997.

Annual : Selection of Iranian Films Published by Farabi Cinema Foundation.1986-

IRAQI FILMS

A LA RECHERCHE DU CINÉMA IRAKIEN : histoire, infrastructure, filmographie, 1945-1985 by Shakir Nouri
Published by Editions L'Harmattan. 1986 ISBN 2-7384-1819-8 

ISRAELI FILMS

Online Database IFDB - Israeli Film DataBase / Israel on Screen

ISRAELI FILM : A Reference Guide by Amy Kronish & Costel Safirman
Published by Praeger. 2003 ISBN 0-313-32144-2

HA-KOLNOA HA-YISRE'ELI - ISRAELI CINEMA : kol ha-uvdot, kol ha-alilot, kol ha-bama'im ve-gam bikorot by Meir Schnitzer
Published by Kinneret Publishing. 1993 ISBN 9652863785

Annual : Israel Film Centre Information Bulletin Published by Israel Film Centre.1977-

JAPANESE FILMS

Online Database Japanese Movie Database (In Japanese) / CJS - Japan on Film / Japanese Horror Movies Database / Kinejun All Movie Database / Cinéma japonais / Eiga go go ! / Cinemasie / Cinemasie (Anime) / Midnight Eye index of Japanese cinema reviews

NIHON EIGA SAKUHIN JITEN : SENZEN HEN (Complete Dictionary of Japanese Movies from 1896 to 1945 August)
Published by Kagaku Shoin : Hatsubaimoto Kasumigaseki Shuppan Kabushiki Kaisha.1996
ISBN 4-7603-0153-4

NIHON EIGA SAKUHIN JITEN : SENGO HEN (Complete Dictionary of Japanese Movies from 1945 August to 1988 December)
Published by Kagaku Shoin : Hatsubaimoto Kasumigaseki Shuppan Kabushiki Kaisha.1998
ISBN 4-7603-0154-2 (6 Vols)

FIRUMU SENTA SHOZO EIGA MOKUROKU. Nihon gekieiga (National Film Center film catalog 2000. Japanese feature films)
Published by Tokyo Kokuritsu Kindai Bijutsukan / National Museum Of Modern Art. 2001

THE JAPANESE FILMOGRAPHY : a complete reference to 209 filmmakers and the over 1250 films released in the United States, 1900 through 1994 by Stuart Galbraith
Published by McFarland & Company, Inc. 1996 ISBN 0-7864-0032-3

JAPANESE CINEMA ENCYCLOPEDIA by Thomas Weisser & Yuko Mihara Weisser
Published by Vital Books (USA). This is part of a projected series of books on contemporary Japanese films.
Vol 1: Horror,Fantasy & Science Fiction 1997 ISBN 1-889-28851-9
Vol 2: The Sex Films 1998 ISBN 1-889-28852-7

MASTERPIECES OF JAPANESE SILENT CINEMA DVD-ROM
Published by Urban Connections. 2001?
Contains information on 12,000 films.

THE ANIME ENCYCLOPEDIA : A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917
by Jonathan Clements & Helen McCarthy
Published by Stone Bridge Press. 2001 ISBN 1880656647
Contains information on over 2000 films.

Annual : Japanese Film Published by Unijapan Film.1958-

JORDANIAN FILMS

AL-BAHTH `AN AL-SINIMA AL-URDUNIYAH by Hassan Abu Ghunaymah
Published by al-Nadi al-Sinima'i al-Urduni. 1987

KAZAKH FILMS

Online Database Basic Catalogue Of Kazakh Cinema 1988-1998 / Stars Above Almaty: Kazakh Cinema Between 1998 and 2003

KINO KAZAKHSTANA : Kinospravochnik by Tamara Smailova
Published by Zhibek Zholy. 2000

KIRGHIZ FILMS

KIRGIZIIA NA EKRANE 1920-1955 by Vladimir Mikhailov
Published by Atyn Tamga. 1998 ISBN 9967200685

KINO SOVETSKOI KIRGIZII by Kaarman Ashimov & V. Furtichev
Published by Iskusstvo. 1979

KOREAN FILMS

Online Database Korean Film Search / Soompi - Korean Films / Index to Reviews at Koreanfilm.org / Cinéma coréen / Korean Movie Database / The-Isle.org - An Index of Korean Movies / Cinema Coreano

HAN'GUK YONGHWA CHAKP`UM CHONJIP, 1971-1985 by Chong Yon-gu
Published by Yonghwa Chinhung Kongsa. 1986

HAN'GUK YONGHWA UI P'UNGGYONG, 1945-1959 = TRACES OF KOREAN CINEMA FROM from 1945 to 1959
Published by Munhak Sasangsa, 2003

LE CINÉMA CORÉEN by Adriano Aprà & Jean-Loup Passak
Published by Centre Pompidou. 1993 ISBN 2-85850-728-7
Contains information on 80 films.

Annual : Korean Cinema Published by Korean Film Commission.1985-

North Korea

Online Database Asian Film Connections

FEATURE FILM LIST
Published by Korea Film Export and Import Corporation. 1998
Contains information on 259 films

KUWAITI FILMS

ADWA' `ALÁ AL-SINIMA FI AL-KUWAYT by Faruq `Abd al-`Aziz
Published by Nadi al-Kuwayt lil-Sinima : Tawzi` Sharikat al-Rabi`an. 1982

LAOTIAN FILMS

LEBANESE FILMS

LE CINÉMA LIBANAIS : itinéraire d'un cinéma vers l'inconnu (1929-1996) by Hadi Zaccak
Published by Dar-el-Machreq Editeurs. 1997 ISBN 2721490028

AL CINEMA AL LOUBNANIA 1929-1995 by Abido Bacha
Published by Ministère de la Culture. 1995

MALAYSIAN FILMS

Online Database Malay Films

DAFTAR FILEM MELAYU 1933-1993 by Jamil Sulong, Hamzah Hussain & Abdul Malik Mokhtar
Published by Perbadanan Kemajuan Filem Nasional Malaysia. 1993

MONGOLIAN FILMS

Movies in and on Mongolia / Mongolian Cinema

NEPALESE FILMS

Online Database The filmdom of Nepal / Nepali Movies

PAKISTANI FILMS

Online Database Pakistan Film History / Pakistan's Top 100 films by Yasin Goreja

PAKISTAN CINEMA 1947-1997 by Mushtaq Gazdar
Published by
Oxford University Press. 1997 ISBN 0-19-577817-0
Not a filmography, but with a 104 page filmographic section.

PHILIPPINE FILMS

Online Database The Philippine Movie Database / Database of Philippine Movies

THE URIAN ANTHOLOGY by Nicanor G. Tiongson
Contains filmography and reviews from the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino.
Vol 1: 1970-1979 Published by M.L. Morato. 1983 ISBN 9711030004
Vol 2: 1980-1989 Published by A.P. Tuviera. 2001

SINGAPOREAN FILMS

Online Database Singapore Film Commission / Golden Days Of Cinema In Singapore / List of movies set in Singapore - (Wikipedia) / List of Singaporean films - (Wikipedia)

LATENT IMAGES : Film in Singapore by Jan Uhde and Yvonne Ng Uhde
Published by Oxford University Press / Ngee Ann Polytechnic. 2000 ISBN 0-19-588714-X

SRI LANKAN FILMS

Online Database A Brief History Of Sri Lankan Cinema

PANAS VASARAKA SIMHALA CITRAPATA NAMAVALIYA = DIRECTORY OF SINHALA FILMS
by Sunil Mihinduluka
Published by Sri Lanka Katolika Sinama Parsadaya, Jatika Katolika Janasannivedana Kendraya. 1997 ISBN 9559459023

PROFILING SRI LANKAN CINEMA by Wimal Dissanayake & Ashley Ratnavibhushana
Published by Asian Film Centre. 2000
Not a filmography, but contains a list of films from 1947-1999.

SYRIAN FILMS

TARIKH AL-SINIMA AL-SURIYAH, 1928-1988 by Jan Aliksan
Published by Wizarat al-Thaqafah, al-Jumhuriyah al-`Arabiyah al-Suriyah. 1987

TAIWANESE FILMS

Online Database The Database Of Taiwan Cinema / Asian Film Connections: Taiwan / Cinéma taïwanais / Taiwan Cinema

TAIWAN DIAN YING YUE LAN (Taiwanese cinema : an illustrated history) by Li Yongquan or Yung-ch'uan Lee
Published by Taiwan Interminds Publishing Inc. 1998 ISBN 957-9361-91-6

Annual : The Cinema of The Republic Of China Yearbook Published by Chinese Taipei Film Archive.

TAJIK FILMS

TADZHIKSKII EKRAN : stat´i, vospominaniia, interv´iu, "za kruglym stolom" by Ato Akhrorov
Published by Izd-vo "Irfon". 1980

THAI FILMS

Online Database Thai Film: References / Thai Film Database / Cinéma thaïlandais

A CENTURY OF THAI CINEMA by Dome Sukwong and Sawasdi Suwannapak
Published by Thames & Hudson. 2001 ISBN 0-500-97603-1

TURKMEN FILMS

Online Database Türkmen Kino

REZHISSURA TURKMENSKOGO KHUDOZHESTVENNOGO KINO : stranitsy istorii i sovremennost´
by G.G. Agaeva & I.L. Repin
Published by Ylem. 1985

UZBEK FILMS

Online Database UzDessert - Your Guide to Uzbek Culture!

KINO ASOSLARI : Uzbekiston Respublikasi Madaniiat vazirligi uquv qullanma sifatida tavsiia etgan
by Muhsin Aliev
Published by Uqituvchi. 1993 ISBN 5-645-01883-4

VIETNAMESE FILMS

Online Database BVOM.COM - Vietnam Literature and Arts

L'ITINÉRAIRE DU FILM DE FICTION VIETNAMIEN by Bành Bao and Hu'u Ngoc
Published by Editions en langues étrangères. 1984

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