Lumière (originally known as the Library of Foreign Language Film Clips) was created by the Berkeley Language Center in 2008. This online library contains 20,424 clips drawn from 5,063 films in 62 languages. Clips and films in Lumière may be used only as part of a course offered by not-for-profit educational institutions for students registered for credit at that institution.

If you are interested in the potential of film texts in the foreign language curriculum, you may want to examine this 52-minute webinar, a co-production of CERCLL at the University of Arizona and the Berkeley Language Center.

The database is only available for faculty and graduate students (email from supervisor detailing use) from participating institutions, UH Mānoa is one of them. You need to apply for an account to access Lumière.


Additional resources:

Film as Source Material in Advanced Foreign Language Classes
Eight ways to use video with English language learners
Theory-Driven Use of Digital Video in Foreign Language Instruction