Happening NOW: "Film Lives!" Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival 2018 More

The Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival celebrates 25 years of international cinema presented by the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies at UMass Amherst. It features documentaries, many of them made by women, on people past and present.

Welcome to our UMass Film Studies Program! Our whole team is thrilled to have you on board our dynamic center of interdepartmental, interdisciplinary and multicultural activity. I invite you to browse these pages to learn more about the variety of classes you can take, the interests and achievements of our faculty, and the extraordinary breadth and depth of our program.
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Barbara Zecchi, Director of Film Studies

NEW Online Certificate Program More

Introducing our brand new Online Certificate in Film Studies!
Whether you want to complete the 18-credit certificate or take a single class, this online program offers you the opportunity to study with award-winning professors and national or international professional filmmakers at the top of their field. You’ll find classes in general and specialized filmmaking, screenwriting, film theory, film criticism, and other subjects.

Undergraduate Program

The undergraduate Film Certificate is a program that may be added to any Major and will be documented upon graduation.


View all scheduled events within UMass Amherst and Five Colleges, including the Annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival, Annual Michael S. Roif Award and more!


Film Studies offers internship opportunities and many hands-on experiences. View all current opportunities!
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Lizzy Keery
UMass Film Studies Certificate Student

I think media literacy is really important. That’s something that Film Studies teaches you how to do, being critical about the media you are taking in. Being able to learn about film not only through production but through taking Spanish Cinema or Comparative Literature gives me a more holistic understanding of the field.

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The Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival is an annual Film Festival presented by the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies.


2018 The 25th Annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival is pleased to present its spring season, “Film Lives!”
View the current Film Festival website.



View past Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival websites.