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Link to article 'Save the Date - 2019 Commencement Ceremony'

Save the Date - 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Save the Date!

The Film & Media Department Commencement Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 2:00PM in Zellerbach Auditorium.

More info to follow.

 

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Pre-Approved Extra-Departmental Undergraduate Film & Media Elective Courses for Spring 2019

Pre-Approved Film Electives for Spring 2019

1) German 186 - Transnational Cinemas: Situating Spectatorship in the Digital Era

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-german-186-001-lec-001

2) English 190 - 013 - Sixties Cinema

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-english-190-013-sem-013

3) Korean 186 - Introduction to Korean Cinema

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-korean-186-001-lec-001

4) Italian 170 - The Italian Cinema: History, Genres, Authors

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-italian-170-001-lec-001

5) French 177A - History and Criticism of Film

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-french-177a-001-lec-001

6) Chicano 135C - Latino Documentary Film

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-chicano-135c-001-lec-001

7) Africam 142AC - Race and American Film

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-africam-142ac-001-lec-001

8) English 190 - 014 -The Classic Western and Then Some

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-english-190-014-sem-014

9) English 173 - The Language and Literature of Films

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-english-173-001-lec-001

10) Scandin 114 - Studies in Drama and Film

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-scandin-115-001-lec-001

11) Art 174 - Advanced Digital Video

https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2019-spring-art-174-001-lec-001

 
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Pre-Approved Extra-Departmental Undergraduate Film & Media Elective Courses for FALL 2018

Pre-Approved Film & Media Electives for Fall 2018

 

1) Italian 160 - Italy on screen’: Cinema, Politics and Modernity

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-italian-160-001-lec-001

 

2) Italian 170 - The Italian Cinema: History, Genres, Authors

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-italian-170-001-lec-001

 

3) French 43B - Aspects of French Culture - Intro to French Cinema

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-french-43b-001-lec-001

 

4) French 178A - Studies in French Film

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-french-178a-001-lec-001

 

5) Korean 187 - History and Memory in Korean Cinema

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-korean-187-001-lec-001

 

6) Japan 185 - Introduction to Japanese Cinema

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-japan-185-001-lec-001

 

7) English 165 - Literature and Media Theory

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-english-165-003-sem-003

 

8) Natamst 158 - Native Americans and the Cinema

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-natamst-158-001-lec-001

 

9) Rhetoric 130 - Novel into Film

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-rhetor-130-001-lec-001

 

10) Scandin 115 - Studies in Drama and Film - The films of Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007)

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-scandin-115-001-lec-001


 

11) English 173 - The Language and Literature of Films

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-english-173-001-lec-001

 

12) Anthro 138A - History and Theory of Ethnographic Film

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-anthro-138a-001-lec-001

 

13)  Mediast 111 - Media History

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-mediast-111-001-lec-001

 

14) Chicano 135A - Latino Narrative Film: to the 1980s

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-chicano-135a-001-lec-001


 

15) Art 171 - Digital Video: The Architecture of Time

http://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2018-fall-art-171-001-lec-001

 

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Link to article 'Visting Professor - Ellen Rae Spiro from the Dept of Radio-TV-Film at Univ Texas '

Visting Professor - Ellen Rae Spiro from the Dept of Radio-TV-Film at Univ Texas

We are pleased to welcome Ellen Rae Spiro as a Visiting Professor in Spring 2018. She has been a Professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas since 1998.

She is the recipient of numerous awards for documentary filmmaking, most notably for the film Body of War (2007), which won a festival award in Toronto, was nominated for a Producers Guild award, and won the National Board of Review award that year. The film was also short-listed for an Academy Award. Her film from the year before, Troop 1500, won a Gracie award, as did she for Best Director.

She also won an Emmy in 2004 for the film Are the Kids Alright? and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, multiple Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships, and a Fulbright Fellowship.

Her documentaries have received feature treatment on media outlets such as the Bill Moyers show and This American Life.  

For more information about Professor Spiro check the link here: http://www.spirofilms.com/ 

 

*** She will be teaching our Film 184 course on Documentary Production in Spring 2018***

For more questions about this course contact her here:  spirovich@gmail.com

 

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Pre-Approved Extra-Departmental Undergraduate Film Elective Courses for Spring 2018

The following courses have been approved to count for upper-division elective credit in the Film Studies major for Spring 2018.

Please visit their respective department websites for course descriptions and further information. 

 

French 170 - CN:39629   (25 seats) 

French Films: Introduction to French Cinema 

French 141 - CN:39616   (40 seats)

French Studies in an International Context

France, Europe and the Refugee "Crisis": Explorations in Fiction and Film

Slavic 138 - CN:32173   (30 seats)

Topics in Russian and Soviet Film; Sergei Eisenstein

Rhetoric 131T - CN:29870 (17 seats)

Genre in Film & Literature: Western Noir

Rhetoric 132T - CN:40955 (17 seats)

Auteur in Film: The Films of the Coen Brothers 

English 173 - CN:38962   (40 seats)

The Language and Literature of Films (Post)colonial Film

GWS 126 - CN:39436   (50 seats) 

Film, Feminism, and the Avant-Garde

AfricAmSt 142AC - CN:21951   (138 seats)

Race and American Film 

Anthro 138B - CN:39639   (12 seats)

Field Production of Ethnographic Film

EthnicSt 122AC - CN:24203   (90 seats) 

Ethnicity and Race in Contemporary American Films

Italian 170 - CN:32137  (35 seats) 

The Italian Cinema: History, Genres, Authors

Korean 186 - CN:39292  (30 seats) 

Introduction to Korean Cinema 

Art 141 - CN: 323082 (17 opens seats) 

Temporal Structures: Video and Performance Art

Art 174 - CN:41461 (17 open seats)

Advanced Digital Video 

 

 

 

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Link to article 'Film & Media Departmental Statement on the DACA Decision'

Film & Media Departmental Statement on the DACA Decision

The faculty of the Department of Film & Media stands in support of our DACA (Dreamer) students and their families. Our department remains a welcoming place for all students. We are dismayed by the President's recent announcement that would end the DACA program in six months and support UC President Napolitano's call for a permanent solution that provides a secure path to citizenship. We will do all we can to support students in our classes and our program who are affected by the potential termination of the DACA program.

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Link to article 'Commencement 2017'

Commencement 2017

Congratulations to our graduates in the class of 2017!

Join us Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 2:00 pm in Zellerbach Hall for the commencement ceremony. Students, please make sure you have pre-purchased your guest tickets in the Film department office. 

Go Bears!

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Pre-Approved Extra-Departmental Undergraduate Film Elective Courses for Fall 2017

The following courses have been approved to count for upper-division elective credit in the Film Studies

major for Fall 2017. Please visit their respective department websites for course descriptions and

further information. 

 

ANTHRO 138A - History and Theory of Ethnographic Film

ART 171 - Digital Video: The Architecture of Time

CHICANO 135B - Latino Narrative Film Since 1990

ENGLISH 173 - The Language and Literature of Films

GERMAN 186 - Transnational Cinemas

ITALIAN 170 - Seeing Red: 1975 in Italian and World Cinema

RHETOR 130 -  Novel Into Film: Hitchcock Adaptations

SCANDIN 115 - Studies in Drama and Film

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