Example APA Style: Movie/Documentary

It is possible to use information from a movie/ documentary in your dissertation. If that’s the case then the source has to be recorded in the reference list. The APA Style for a movie/documentary is different from the one for a YouTube video.

Movie/ Documentary
APA-formatProducerLastName, FirstInitial. (Producer), & DirectorLastName, FirstInitial. (Director). (Year). TitleMotionPicture [Motion Picture]. CountryOfOrigin: NameStudio.
In reference listHealy, J. (Producer), Balda, K. (Director), & Coffin, P. (Director). (2015).  Minions [Motion Picture]. Santa Monica, CA: Illumination Entertainment.
In the text
  • According to the motion picture ‘Minions’ … (Healy, Balda & Coffin, 2015).
  • Healy, Balda & Coffin (2015) suggested in the motion picture ‘Minions’ that … .

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