IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The No Film Film Festival: Register by 5/29.
5th Catalan Film Festival screening Enxaneta 4/23.
Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival, April 4-18, 2013.
Film scoring for student films at Manhattan School of Music.
20th Annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival
The 2013 MMFF presents Christian Petzold's Barbara. Set in East Germany in the early 1980s, Christian Petzold’s Cold War thriller exudes icy anxiety through the play of trust and doubt as a Berlin physician is torn between her desire to flee to the West and her love for a colleague (Silver Bear, Berlinale; Best Foreign Language Film nominee, 2013 Academy Awards). Free and open to the public.Introduction by Barton Byg, UMass Amherst. [More...]
8th Annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival
April 4-18, 2013
The 8th PVJFF season offers a remarkable cultural journey by way of cinematic stories that express Jewish ideas and experiences that resonate beyond their cultural settings and speak to issues that confront our common humanity. The themes– the search for identity, family connections, striving for meaning in the midst of differences, learning from history—are universal ones seen through a Jewish lens. [More...]
Roundtable on the Reception of the Holocaust in Post-communist Europe
With Omer Bartov, Joanna Michlic, John-Paul Himka, and Catherine Portuges
The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies will host "A Roundtable on the Reception of the Holocaust in Post-communist Europe: With Omer Bartov, Joanna Michlic, John-Paul Himka, and Cathy Portuges" In honor of the spring publication of Bringing the Dark to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Post-communist Europe, co-edited by Joanna Michlic and John-Paul Himka, with essays by Holocaust historian Omer Bartov (Brown University) and film historian Cathy Portuges (UMass Amherst).
5th Catalan Film Festival
The 2013 edition of the Festival, devoted to the 'new Catalan cinema', features a wide range of new Catalan movies produced after 2010. All the movies will be original versions in Catalan or Spanish with English subtitles. In addition, this semester we will count with the presence of film director Patricia Ferreira who will present her film Els nens salvatges (2011) at the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival (March 6th), recently nominated in three different categories at the 2013 Goya Awards (Best new actress, Best new actor and Best original song). [More...]
UMass Boston Film Series
The UMass Boston Film Series pays particular attention to emerging and iconic directors of acclaimed documentaries that have obtained recognition for their unique, relevant, and exceptional cinematic efforts. [More...]
See the Events page for more UMass, Five College, and Local film events.
The Undergraduate Certificate Program in Film Studies offers undergraduates a comprehensive interdepartmental course of study in the history, criticism, theory, and aesthetics of the moving image. Film Studies faculty from a broad spectrum of departments offer courses exploring the dynamics of screen representation in topics such as media and culture; race, nation and ethnicity; gender and sexuality; film styles and genre; production and distribution; technology and new media. Graduates go on to prestigious film schools and graduate programs; positions in film and video production; employment in film and video distribution and exhibition, digital and new media, and as editors, producers, actors and independent filmmakers. [More...]
The Graduate Certificate in Film Studies offers graduate students the opportunity to cultivate their work and interest in film studies as an important part of their graduate training. Certificate students have the opportunity to benefit from advanced study in a growing field, mentored by internationally-renowned, award-winning faculty specialists in the arts, humanities and social sciences. [More...]
Faculty from fifteen departments from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and the School of Education teach courses in the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies and participate in film events and programs at UMass and in the Five Colleges. The Director of Film Studies, Catherine Portuges, is a professor of Comparative Literature specializing in French and East-Central European cinema. [More...]
2013 Michael S. Roif Award
We are fast approaching the Thirteenth Annual Michael S. Roif Award in Film Studies for Exceptional Creativity and Accomplishment! Now accepting nominations.
Deadline for nominations:
Students must be enrolled in the Film Certificate program by:
Join us for the awards ceremony: Friday 3 May 2013 12:00 Noon Herter Hall 301 [More...]
Film Restoration Course in Italy
Film Studies at University of Maryland, College Park is offering a new study abroad course in film studies that goes to Bologna, Italy. Students from any university may apply. Deadline 15 March 2013. [More...]
Manhattan School of Music Film Scoring for Student Films
Manhattan School of Music has been collaborating with film schools so that student composers taking a film scoring class get to work one on one with a student film maker scoring a short film in the Spring semester. This has been a great, "real world" program with many benefits for students on both sides. In an effort to provide our students with a larger pool of films to choose from, and also to offer this opportunity to more film schools nationally, we are currently engaged in attempting to expand the base of film schools and students who may be interested in participating in this program. [More...]
Publish Your Work!
Students in Film Studies each year benefit from internship opportunities with such world class programs as the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival, and the L.A. Intensive program, and also with local film organizations such as the Media Education Foundation, the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival, Amherst Cinema, ACTV, and our own Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies at UMass. [More...]
Michael S. Roif Award
The Michael S. Roif Award in Film Studies is a competitive annual prize awarded to students in the Undergraduate Film Studies Certificate Program. Nominate your outstanding film students for the this year's award. [More...]
Students are invited to submit work to film competitions at UMass, in the Five Colleges, locally, and internationally, such as the UMass Undergraduate Film Festival, the Five College Student Film Festival and other competitions announced on the Film Studies website. [More...]
Certificate students go on to pursue programs in filmmaking and advanced degrees in film and media studies. Listings on our Film Schools page offer a starting point for exploring options for further study. Representatives from programs such as LIU's innovative M.F.A. in Writing and Producing for Television meet with our students for in-depth informational and Q&A colloquia. [More...]