I-Media-Cities aims to provide access to film material pertaining to the cities by creating so-called “e-environments” where research communities as well as anyone interested could find new approaches and means of access to the history of the cities, urban planning, sociology and anthropology. Research will include the development of interactive and technically innovative visualization methods for presenting content determined by user enquiries. In addition to enabling an intense study of single cities, the provided accompanying film-related material and metadata will also allow for more comprehensive questions (such as an analysis of transport systems in a certain period)