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  • Professor Kwayana awarded LEF grant for new film

    Professor Iyabo Kwayana has been awarded a NEF Early Development Grant for her film "Love in the Time of Corona", which she is producing and directing. LEF Program Officer Genevieve Carmel shared, "We couldn't be more excited to explore an expansion of LEF's Moving Image Fund in this way..."

    Professor Kwayana
  • Zuff Idries '18 Winner of Script Competition

    The North Fork TV Festival and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced today that Zuff Idries' script "Superuser Do" has been named the winner of the second-annual Science + Tech Script Competition. The North Fork TV Festival will turn his script into a pilot to premiere at the festival later this year.

    Zuff Idries '18
  • Important Information from Film & Media Studies

    We hope you are all staying well. The Department has created an FAQ page about the upcoming year's plans (2020-2021). We hope to see you all soon. We miss you and miss seeing you on campus. Until then, the Zoomiverse! Read more...

    Film & Media Studies Chair Dr. Mary Flanagan
  • Professor Flanagan discusses "New Perspectives on Digital Leisure"

    Professor Mary Flanagan joined José Luis de Vicente for "New Perspectives on Digital Leisure", about how confinement has accelerated the cultural dynamics of the hyperconnected society. The discussion was presented by the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona on June 10th.

    Mary Flanagan, New Perspectives on Digital Leisure
  • Senior Showcase Festival

    Join our culminating seniors as they share their works in this Online Showcase. Screenplays, Critical Studies Presentations, Text-Based Games and Short Films all will be presented June 12th.

    2020 culminating senior showcase
  • Culminating Senior Showcase Postponed

    At this time of societal crisis and national anguish, the faculty would like to show our respect to the whole Film and Media community by shifting the date of the Senior Culminating Showcase to June 12th.

    The Department of Film & Medisa Studies value and support our student community in this difficult time.
  • Special Online Screening

    Tune in to Film & Media Studies YouTube Live or Facebook Live page for a special online screening featuring films from this winter's Film Studies 37 Directing for the Camera and FS44 Docufantasy courses. Introduced by Professor Iyabo Kwayana and followed by a live Q&A with the student filmmakers, the show begins at 7PM, May 22nd!

  • Student film "Under the Bridge" selected for Film Festival

    A documentary produced in the fall FS30: Documentary Videomaking class was selected to screen at the Global Impact Film Festival in Washington, DC. Under the Bridge looks at a homeless camp in Hartford, VT, through the life of one of its inhabitants.

Recent Publications

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  • Rediscovering U.S. Newsfilm: Cinema, Television, and the Archive

    Mark J. Williams, Mark Garret Cooper, Sara Beth Levavy, Ross Melnick

    AFI Film Readers, Routledge; 2018

  • Recycled Stars: Female Film Stardom in the Age of Television and Video

    Mary R. Desjardins

    Duke University Press, 2015

  • Continental Strangers: German Exiles in Hollywood, 1933-1951

    Gerd Gemünden


  • Installation: Undertone Overture

    Jodie Mack

    The Walls, Queensland Australia, 2014


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