IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Forthcoming: Jonathan Skolnik's book Jewish Pasts, German Fictions.
Graduate Film Certificate presentations 12/6.
Ivy Film Festival now accepting submissions.
Bollywood Cinema class this January.
Crew wanted for local farm documentary.
Bard College international programs seeking UMass applicants.
The Phantom Holocaust Film Series 2013-2014.
UMass Graduate Film Certificate Talks & Reception
Friday 12/6 at 2:30pm–4:00pm
Presentations by Dijana Jelaca (PhD, Communication) and Pedro Eiras (MA, Spanish & Portuguese), followed by awarding of Graduate Film Certificates and end-of-the-year reception.
Event is open to all. RSVP not required. Please join us!
Questions? Contact Professor Anne Ciecko: firstname.lastname@example.org
New England Contemporary Italian Film Festival
Wednesdays at 5:00pm
The Italian Studies program at UMass Amherst announces the second edition of the New England Contemporary Italian Film Festival. Please join us on campus at 5:00pm on Wednesdays during the month of October for four screenings of recent Italian films that offers a taste of Italian cinema and society today. [flyer | Facebook]
New Asia Cinema Fall 2013
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...]
Publications and Projects
See recent books, films, and other projects by faculty in the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies. [More...]
Five College Interchange
Expand your undergraduate experience with courses at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges. Registration for a Five College course is easy, and the Five College Interchage Office is there to assist you. [More...]
Mount Holyoke Extension is offering January courses for credit, including Bollywood Cinema taught by Ajay Sinha. More information about this course and others are on the Mount Holyoke January Extension web pages. Welcoming University of Massachusetts students, faculty, staff and other members of the local community.
Seeking UMass applicants for study abroad through the Bard Abroad programs with the Institute for International Liberal Education. Programs in St. Petersburg, Russia; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; and Budapest, Hungary have grown in the last year and now all offer academic year, semester, and summer programs. During the summer in St. Petersburg, students can participate in our intensive RSL program for either four or eight weeks, gaining the equivalent of one year of Russian language study, while in Budapest students participate in internships that are paired with a credit-bearing seminar on the third sector in Eastern Europe. This summer we will also begin a new internship program in Bishkek: Development, Sustainability and Conflict: Contemporary issues in Central Asia. As with all Bard Abroad's programs, these offer rigorous academics, language study, and cultural excursions.
Film Studies Internship
Apply for the Film Studies internship for Spring 2014. The Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies seeks creative, energetic, detail-oriented, dedicated film students with excellent communication and teamwork skills for 3-credit internships during the 2014 spring semester. Students with strong skills in videography, photography, and film editing are especially encouraged to apply. The internships will support the 21st Annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival as well as other aspects of the Film Studies program. [More...]
Seeking Director for Documentary Short
Dean Allsopp: I am looking for a director for a small mini-documentary that will be featured in my senior thesis. For this project, the director and I will be exploring La Carrera Panamericana, a Mexican road race that stretches from the U.S.-Mexican Border in Nuevo Laredo to its southern border with Guatemala. [More...]
Video Production for UMCA
The University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass Amherst seeks a reliable graduate or undergraduate student knowledgeable in video production and with experience in FinalCut-Pro. Involvement: short term collaboration with American History Project and the documentary of Du Bois in Our Time, event recording and archiving throughout the fall. The position would be either work-study qualified or for course credit, with permission by a faculty member. To apply, contact: Betsey Wolfson: email@example.com
Paid Internships in Jewish Oral History 2013-2014
Auditions at Amherst College Theater and Dance
Now holding auditions for performances and projects Fall 2013.
Woyzeck: 9/4 and 9/5
2013 Michael S. Roif Award
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...]