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  • 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.
  • Senior Showcase Festival

    Join our seniors as they share their culminating works in this Online Festival. Screenplays, Critical Presentations, Text-Based Games & Short Films all will be presented June 5th.

    A collages of photos advertising the senior showcase festival on June 5.
  • 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.

  • Professor Kwayana awarded SPARK Provost Grant

    Professors Iyabo Kwayana (Film and Media Studies) and James Whitfield (Physics) were awarded a SPARK Provost grant towards beginning production of their film about COVID-19, quantum entanglement, and the myth of separation. 

  • Professor Young to appear on Cine Salon Online

    Film & Media Studies Department Chair Paul Young will read from his auto-biographic 2016 book Frank Miller's Daredevil and the Ends of Heroism and discuss the controversy “If Marvel movies aren’t cinema, what are they?” Monday the 20th at 7PM as part of Cine Salons online program. 

  • Ciné Salon Screening Canceled for March 9th

    Out of an abundance of caution, the Ciné Salon screening of "Ulysses’ Gaze” for Monday, March 9, 7:00PM is cancelled. We are planning to reschedule for a later date as well as the rest of the Spring series

  • DocuFantasy Class to screen original works

    The students of Film Studies 44 DocuFantasy will premiere their films on March 10th at 5PM in the Loew Theater, Black Family Visual Arts Center. The screening is open to all and free of charge.  Works by Awo Adu '22, Marina Cepeda ‘21, Justin Ko ‘22, Leatile Monthe ‘20, Sia Peng ‘20, and Tamerick J. Simpson ‘20

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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