UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

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Berkeley Film & Media Seminar Archive


  • BFMS Lecture - Amy Villarejo

    Thu, Sep 22, 2016, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Save the date! Amy Villarejo, professor of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University, will be one of our visiting lecturers this fall.  Title and abstract to follow!

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  • & Media - Film & Media Graduate Student Conference

    Sep 22Sep 24, 2016

    KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Kristopher Fallon, Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis Jenny Odell, Digital Media Artist CLOSING REMARKS Weihong Bao, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley “& Media” –– a label affixed to film organizations, cinema departments, and conferences across the country –– is becoming the center of …

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  • Commencement 2016

    Wed, May 18, 2016, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Zellerbach Hall, Lower Sproul Plaza

    Congratulations, graduates of Film & Media! This year's commencement ceremony was held Wednesday, May 18th, from 2:00 - 5:00 pm in Zellerbach Hall. 

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  • Noa Steimatsky - Roland Barthes Looks at the Stars

    Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Co-sponsored by the departments of French and Italian Studies This talk explores Roland Barthes’s several texts of the early 1950s concerning the face in film and in visual culture, high and low. Most intriguing in this regard is the little known “Visages et figures” — possibly Barthes’s most extensive, and friendliest, discussion of the moving image. Largely …

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  • Guest Lecturer: Rosalind Galt

    Thu, Feb 25, 2016, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    The animal logic of contemporary Greek cinema Non-human animals play an insistent role in recent Greek cinema, from the pet bird whose food the starving music teacher eats in The Boy Eating the Bird’s Food (Lygizos, 2012) to the wild creatures from nature television copied by the protagonists of Attenberg (Tsangari, 2010). This attention to animals culminates in Yorgos Lanthimos’s …

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  • Guest Lecturer: Rebecca Baron

    Thu, Nov 5, 2015, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Media Archeology as Creative Process Rebecca Baron is known for her probing essay films concerned with the construction of history, with a particular interest in media archeology and the ways different cine/photographic image making materials create meaning and also hold historiographic knowledge. Her films include: How Little We Know of Our Neighbours (2005) about Britain's Mass Observation …

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  • Screening: Award-Winning Filmmaker Scott Stark

    Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    "I see each film/video project as a 'first film' with its own cinematic language, one that the viewer learns and engages with as the piece unfolds." — Scott Stark Both a passionate purist and a cynical skeptic, Scott Stark’s cinema “emphasize the physicality of film while cross-referencing it to the world outside the theater, attempting to lay bare the paradoxes of …

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  • Networked Boredom: On the Desire for Connection

    Thu, Sep 24, 2015, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Scott C. Richmond

    This talk addresses the ordinariness of a basic fact of much contemporary life: the compulsory (if not compulsive), ubiquitous, and permanent availability of and on the network. My central case is a set of social practices practices in and around gay hookup or sex sites and apps, most especially Grindr. Taking a phenomenological approach and thinking with, by turns, film theory, media theory, …

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  • Visiting Filmmaker: Kelly Sears

    Wed, Sep 9, 2015, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Kelly Sears

    Filmmaker and Animator Kelly Sears in person to present an evening of award winning experimental animation films. Kelly Sears is an experimental animator who cuts up and collages imagery from American culture and politics to intervene with the history embedded in the frame. Working with appropriated images ranging from thrift store cast-offs to archival material, she uses animation to rebuild …

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  • Film 26 Screening

    Thu, Aug 13, 2015, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Stop by Room 142 in Dwinelle Hall this Thursday (8/13) from 12pm-1pm, to see videos from this summer's Introduction to Video Production, Film 26. Eight students will present a variety of short films including: narrative, experimental, stop motion, found footage, and a music video. Hope to see you there!

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  • Commencement 2015

    Tue, May 19, 2015, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Zellerbach Hall

    The Department of Film and Media and the Department of Rhetoric are pleased to announce that this year they will again jointly hold a commencement ceremony and reception to honor all students graduating with a degree in Rhetoric or Film. Tickets The ceremony will be held at Zellerbach Hall, 2-4 pm on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Tickets are required for each guest and a reception will follow …

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  • Student Film Showcase!

    May 7, 7:30 pmMay 15, 5:30 pm, 2015

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    The professional cinema fraternity, Delta Kappa Alpha, will be hosting a showcase for the student works of Silvia Turchin's 186 Documentary production course. We would like to invite all of you to support the work being produced by our very own students and peers!  186 Showcase: Friday, May 15                          …

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  • Berkeley Conference on Film and Media: Serialities 1915/2015

    Feb 26Feb 28, 2015

    Berkeley Alumni House and Nestrick Room, Dwinelle Hall

      Presented by the Department of Film & Media, University of California, Berkeley Organized by: Alex Bush, Co-Organizer Renée Pastel, Co-Organizer Linda Williams Information: http://berkeleyfilmconference.com Tickets: Eventbrite Facebook: Berkeley Film Conference The 3rd International Berkeley Conference on Film and Media: Serialities 1915/2015 will build on the …

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  • Kaurismäki Spring

    Feb 17Apr 28, 2015

    Dwinelle Hall B-37

    UC Berkeley Finnish Studies proudly presents Kaurismäki-kevät / Kaurismäki Spring Finnish movie nights continue this Spring with films by the famed director, Aki Kaurismäki movies. Four Tuesdays ― four movies. Always at 7 PM in Dwinelle Hall B-37.  Aki Kaurismäki is a well known and, very likely, the most highly acclaimed Finnish writer- director. He began his career writing the …

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  • Time Out of Joint: Animation and the Contemporary (?) Art of War

    Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Karen Beckman

    Karen Beckman, Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Professor of the History of Art, Department of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania November 20th, 5:00 pm 142 Dwinelle

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