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APA Style Guide: 7th Edition

Online Film or Streaming Video



Director, A. A. (Director). (Year). Title of film in sentence case and italics: Capitalize the first word of the subtitle [Description]. Name Production Company of Streaming Video Site.



Fosha, D. (Guest Expert), & Levenson, H. (Host). (2016). Accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP) supervision [Film], American Psychological Association.



Harper, C. (Director). (2017). Food computer: How Caled Harper inspires us to be future farmers [Documentary]. Films on Demand.


  • Director, A. A. = Director’s surname followed by first and middle initials, when available. If unavailable, use someone in similar role. In brackets, follow the name with a title; for example: (Director).
  • Describe the work in square brackets after the title. For example: [Film], [TV series], etc.
  • Include the direct URL to the video.



Examples of formatting an in-text citation for this item are outlined below:

Reference Information

Harper, C. (Director). (2017). Food computer: How Caleb Harper inspires us to be future farmers [Documentary]. Films on Demand.

In-text Citation Guidelines



Parenthetical citation example



Consider this a paraphrased sentence (Harper, 2017).   


Narrative citation example


According to Harper, "consider this a direct quote with a time stamp" (2017, 25:33).

Remember, in-text citation formatting may change depending on a number of factors.

See Number of Authors, Publication Date, and Page/Paragraph Number, Heading or Time Stamp for more information.  

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