UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

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Professor Anne Nesbet receives California Book Award Gold Medal

Associate Professor in Film & Media Studies, Anne Nesbet, has been selected to receive the 2016 California Book Award gold medal for her historical novel for young readers, Cloud and Wallfish

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Variety & USA Today put Cal's Film & Media Program on their Top Rankings

Variety Magazine places UC Berkeley's Film & Media department among their top ranked schools domestically and abroad!

See Article Here "Entertainment Education: Stellar Film Schools in 2017"


Congratulations, Tony Kaes - SCMS 2017

Congratulations, Professor Tony Kaes! His edited collection, The Promise of Cinema: German Film Theory, 1907-1933 (University of California, 2016), has been selected for an Award of Distinction at this year's SCMS conference. Professor Kaes … More

Eisner Prize for Film/Video - Apply today!

Deadline: Monday, February 27th, 2017. Submissions must be hand delivered to the Prizes Office, 210 Sproul Hall by 4:00 pm.
Two prizes of $2,000 each or one prize of $4,000 to be awarded.

• Students must be enrolled full-time at least one semester of the … More

The 10 best U.S. schools for pursuing a film degree

Check out the article at USA Today for more!


25 New Faces of Independent Film 2016 - TW Pittman and Kelly Daniela Norris

T.W. Pittman and Kelly Daniela Norris met at Columbia as the only two freshmen in their “Intro to Film” class, but didn’t start hanging out until senior year. They bonded over their shared taste in movies: Akira Kurosawa, Claire Denis and especially Chris Marker were common … More

Professor Mary Ann Doane wins Berlin Prize

The American Academy in Berlin is pleased to announce its Berlin Prize recipients for 2016-17. Included among the winners of this coveted semester-long fellowship is Mary Ann Doane, Class of 1937 Professor of Film and Media.

At the Academy this fall, Doane will be completing her book … More

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Summer 2016 Courses are Here!

Sign up for summer 2016 courses in the department of Film & Media!

Summer courses can help you complete major and minor requirements, outside course requirements (for nonmajors), or provide exciting and interesting elective … More

Game of Thrones, a class unto itself

By Kathleen Maclay

The latest chatter about Game of Thrones is whether Jon Snow, a favorite character of the critically acclaimed and controversial HBO fantasy series, was really bumped off at the end of last season, or if he might somehow live again, join the … More

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Summer Sessions 2015

Summer Courses in Film & Media begin May 26th! Check out our course offerings here!

Film R1B: Myths, Legends, … More