UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

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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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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, …


  • 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 …


  • 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!


  • 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 …


  • 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                          …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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


  • Amplified Light and Modulated Looking: Histories of Small Screen Experimentation

    Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Haidee Wasson - Associate Professor, Film Studies; Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University

    The history of portable film projectors offers us a very different view of what cinema has been -- not big but small, not only moving but also still, permanent but just as often provisional. Through the lens of the portable projector and its small screen, cinema’s apparatus has long been less a singular ideal and more an iterative process, serving a range of aesthetic experiments, …


  • Film Screening - "Examined Life" and "Llyn Foulkes One Man Band"

    Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    188 Dwinelle Hall

    In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today’s most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas. Peter Singer’s thoughts on the ethics of consumption are amplified against the backdrop of Fifth Avenue’s posh boutiques. Slavoj Zizek questions current beliefs …


  • Stephen Laub,

    Headspace: Conceptual Film and Video

    Tue, Sep 23, 2014, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Screening featuring artists Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Stephen Laub, Jim Melchert, and Mark Thompson 7:30 - 9:00 pm, Tuesday, September 23, 2014 142 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley Campus Free and Open to the Public Co-hosted by the Departments of Art Practice and Film & Media Studies An extension of the exhibition Scores for a Room: David Haxton and Jim Melchert on view at the Worth Ryder …



  • Modeling Moscow: Life, Architecture, and the Composite Shot in Soviet Films of the 1930s

    Sep 22, 4:00 pmSep 23, 12:00 am, 2014

    Dwinelle 160

    The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at UC Berkeley is proud to present Anne Nesbet UC Berkeley Modeling Moscow: Life, Architecture, and the Composite Shot in Soviet Films of the 1930s Please contact issa@berkeley.edu with questions.