Music, Performance Arts, Culture & Online Socialization

Online Events & Concerts

As everyone is recommended to stay home and all cinemas, music, and entertainment centers are closed during these difficult times, how would you “go” to your favorite artist’s concert or  “go” to the cinema to watch a movie? Many film companies, entertainment institutions, artists, etc. have made some of their artistic events and facilities freely available to the audience. Many artists organize free and live concerts and online events.

Our Library recommends some online events and concerts, as given below. What would you recommend? Please let us know your opinion and suggestions via our e-mail.

Home Cinema & Movies

10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki

You can watch here the first part of a 4-part documentary about Hayao Miyazaki.

British Film Institute (BFI)

British Film Institute (BFI) publishes all British related film and television researches.

Classic Cinema Online

There are hundreds of full-length movies, mostly public domain films from the 1940s, and westerns and family movies from the 1960s and 1970s in this website.

Internet Archive-Moving Image Archive (

The Internet Archive (, a platform of millions of digitized books and other digital artifacts,  provides a rich movie archive through Moving Image Archive, that contains digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.

Movies Found Online

It includes a mixture of movies, documentaries, and short films.

Open Culture-Movies

Open Culture, a free cultural and educational media, provides free access to 1,150 movies within its Movies modüle.

Retrovision Classic Movies

In Retrovision Classic Movies, you will find older horror, sci-fi, action, and romance films from the 1930s to 1960s.

SXSW EDU 2020 Conference & Festival

In the wake of the canceled 2020 SXSW Film Festival edition, Oscilloscope and Mailchimp have teamed up to present the short films of SXSW 2020, streaming now for free.

Women Film Pioneers Project

Features silent-era focus on film.


ARTE Documentary Archive

The Documentary Archives offers access to documentaries on various topics in 6 different languages.

Documentary Heaven

The Documentary Heaven provides a 911 open access documentary platform that offers content on 40 different topics.

Documentary Net

Documentary Net offers an extensive catalog of full length, free documentaries on a wide range of topics, such as nature, politics, science, and history. You can browse by category, sort by top films, by length (short, mid, and long, which are less than 10, 11-30, and 30+ minutes, respectively), and even watch mini-documentaries about the making of the documentaries themselves.


DocumentaryStorm offers free, full-length documentaries gathered from around the web. Their main goal is to share knowledge, spread ideas, and have fun. DocumentaryStorm adds a new documentary to their site every day.

Documentary Tube

Documentary Tube offers a wide variety of full-length documentaries covering twenty-two categories, such as art, health, science, travel, and history. Documentary Tube also features the top 100 documentaries being viewed each week.

Top Documentary Films

TDF is an alternative educational resource for watching over 3,000 full-length documentaries online.

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

The world’s largest documentary film gathering, make over 300 films from its prestigious collection available online.

The New York Times Documentaries

The Times’s video content covers every topic imaginable and includes several long-form original documentaries from all over the world.


SnagFilms offers over 5,000 free independent movies and documentaries to watch online or share with others.

YouTube Free Documentaries

There are many videos available on YouTube, including free documentaries. These may be found on some of the other sites that collect documentaries, as well, or you can access them directly on YouTube.

Theatre-Opera-Classical Music

Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra opened its concerts to access through the “Digital Concert Hall.”


HiBROW: The Arts Online provides a kaleidoscopic collection of high-quality cultural videos online.

Metropolitan Opera (Met Opera)

The New York Metropolitan Opera (Met Opera)  publishes one of its previous performances every day.

Royal Opera House: London

Royal Opera House provides free access to London concerts and opera events via YouTube.

Wiener Staatsoper

The Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper) provides “Live at Home” concerts and shows.

Live Music & Performance

Internet Archive-Live Music Archive (

The Internet Archive (, a platform of millions of digitized books and other digital artifacts,  provides a vibrant live music and video archive through Live Music Archive.

Show Must Go Online

Show Must Go Online is a live Shakespeare performance through YoutTube.

Social Distancing Festival

The Social Distancing Festival, a site of Online Artist Community, celebrates art from all over the world, coming together as a community at a time when we need to practice social distance to prevent the spread of coronavirüs (COVID-19)

These were our Library’s recommendations. What would you recommend? Please let us know your opinion and suggestions via our e-mail.