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

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!

Communication and English Double Major 18'

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 put on by the UMass Film Studies department.


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.