The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Past Events

Past Events
May 7, 2021
Roif Awards 2016 Trophies

Michael S. Roif Award

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(All day)

The Michael S. Roif Award celebrates students in film studies and their achievements in their craft.

Apr 12, 2021 - Apr 21, 2021

Trinity Film Festival (TFF)


(All day)

Trinity Film Festival (TFF) is an international undergraduate film competition held annually on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Every year, some of the most talented student...
Apr 10, 2021

5C FILM & MEDIA STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE CONFERENCE

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10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The conference will take place Saturday, April 10. It highlights student papers on movies, television, video games, and digital culture. Topics include: Crises in Patriarchy, Hitchcock (Re...
Apr 7, 2021
Film Still from Lucky Chan-Sil

Lucky Chan-Sil

Livestream and Q&A
7:30 pm

The festival culminates in a screening of the exquisite film Lucky Chan-sil, directed by South Korean filmmaker Kim Cho-hee, longtime producer for Hong Sang-soo. The film tells the story of a...
Mar 31, 2021
Your Mother's Comfort film still, showing demonstrators

Your Mother's Comfort

Livestream and Q&A
7:30 pm

On International Trans Day of Visibility, March 31, the festival welcomes documentary director Adam Golub and political leader Indianara Siqueira to discuss Your Mother’s Comfort.  Through mass...
Mar 24, 2021
Film still from Lift Like a Girl, showing the main character

Lift Like a Girl

Livestream and Q&A
7:30 pm

On March 24, the festival welcomes Egyptian director Mayye Zayed to discuss her powerful documentary Lift Like a Girl. On a busy Alexandria intersection, in a vacant dirt lot that serves as an...
Mar 17, 2021
Film still from Forensickness

Forensickness and Watching the Pain of Others

Livestream and Q&A
7:30 pm

The festival bends toward experimental film and new media with the extraordinary films of French filmmaker Chloé Galibert-Laîné, video works that reimagine the creative power and evocative...
Mar 10, 2021
Film still from Bandar Band, showing two main characters

Bandar Band

Livestream and Q&A
12:00 pm

Iranian director Manijeh Hekmat joins the festival on March 10 to discuss her new film Bandar Band. Filmed during the catastrophic floods of 2019 in Iran, this road movie follows a trio of aspiring...
Mar 3, 2021
Film still from Picture a Scientist, showing a female scientist looking at fish

Picture a Scientist

Livestream and Q&A
7:30 pm

In connection with International Women's Day, whose 2021 theme is #ChooseToChallenge, the festival invites Sharron Shattuck and Ian Cheney with their film Picture a Scientist on March 3. By turns...
Feb 24, 2021
Still image from Landfall

Landfall

Livestream and Q&A
7:30 pm

On February 24 the festival welcomes Cecilia Aldarondo to discuss her documentary Landfall, co-presented by the UMass Amherst History Department’s 2020-2021 Feinberg Series: Planet on a Precipice....
Feb 18, 2021

5 College Film Festival


5:00 pm

The 28th Annual Five College Student Film & Video Festival is coming! Please contact Professor Elliot Montague's email address for submissions and enquiries: emontagu@mtholyoke.edu. Submission...
Feb 17, 2021
Image for The Black Church

The Black Church Series

Livestream and Q&A
7:30 pm

The Festival opens with “Telling Our Story, Singing Our Song: Preserving and Protecting Our Sacred Spaces in Dangerous Times” in partnership with New England Public Media, in honor of Black History...
Jan 27, 2021
Nov 20, 2020

Massachusetts Catalan Film Festival University of Massachusetts Amherst : 13th CATALAN FILM FESTIVAL 2020 THE PANDEMIC EDITION ; Q&A (in English) on Con el viento with MERITXELL COLELL


3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

MERITXELL COLELL (Barcelona, 1983) is a filmmaker and film editor.Colell graduated from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona in Audiovisual Communication, and then studied cinema at the...
Nov 19, 2020

Massachusetts Catalan Film Festival University of Massachusetts Amherst : 13th CATALAN FILM FESTIVAL 2020 THE PANDEMIC EDITION ; Q&A (in English) on Estiu 1993 with CARLA SIMÓN


3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

CARLA SIMÓN (Barcelona, 1986) is a film director.Carla Simón received a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and a Master's from the London Film School....
Nov 18, 2020

Massachusetts Catalan Film Festival University of Massachusetts Amherst : 13th CATALAN FILM FESTIVAL 2020 THE PANDEMIC EDITION ; Q&A (in English) on on La vida lliure with SERGI LÓPEZ


3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Sergi López is known for his work in numerous films in Spain, France, Italy, Japan and United States, such as Dirty Pretty Things, Pan's Labyrinth, Map of the Sounds of Tokyo, La vida lliure, among...
Nov 13, 2020 - Nov 17, 2020

Massachusetts Catalan Film Festival University of Massachusetts Amherst : 13th CATALAN FILM FESTIVAL 2020 THE PANDEMIC EDITION ; Q&A (in English) on Júlia Ist with ELENA MARTÍN

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3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Elena Martín (Barcelona, 1992) is a filmmaker, film writer and actress. At the University of Massachusetts Catalan Film Festival she will talk about her experience with her first film Júlia Ist,...
Nov 5, 2020

Black Lives In Germany: Resilience, Art and Hope

Zoom
5:00 pm

A discussion with director Sheri Hagen about reframing diversity in German cinema and her film At Second Glance. To find more information about how to stream this film and register for the virtual...
Nov 2, 2020 - Nov 5, 2020

Black Lives In Germany: Resilience, Art and Hope


5:00 pm

Stream this film on vimeo before the virtual Zoom Q&A Webinar and Disscusion "At Second Glance". You must register in advance. To find more information on how to stream this film and register...
Oct 22, 2020

Black Lives In Germany: Resilience, Art and Hope

Zoom
12:00 pm

Audre Lorde, May Ayim and the Black German Movement. A conversation with director Dagmar Schultz, author Ika Hügel-Marshall and film editor Aletta von Vietinghoff hosted by Prof. Sara Lennox (UMass...