UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

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Department News

Film & Media Faculty Damon Young Releases New Book, "Making Sex Public and Other Cinematic Fantasies"

Making Sex Public, and Other Cinematic Fantasies tracks the emergence of new forms of sexuality in French and American cinema from the 1950s to the present, showing how cinema transformed narratives of sexuality and how women and queers were both agents and objects of that … More

PFA Cal Student Film Pass

Did you know that as a Film major you can get a special deal on the Cal Student Film Pass at the Pacific Film Archive? All UCB students can buy a semester-long pass for $40 that grants them admission to PFA screenings, but if you are a … More

Berkeley Film & Media Seminar: Giorgio Bertellini

Berkeley Film & Media Seminar

The Department of Film & Media and the Department of Italian Studies present:


Giorgio Bertellini, Professor of Screen Arts and Cultures, University of Michigan

"The Divo and the Duce: Promoting Film Stardom and … More

Film & Media Department Faculty Member Jeffrey Skoller to Release New Short Film, The Unimagined Lives of Our Neighbors

What are the experiences that shape the long lives of those we live among? At 92, my neighbor, Berkeley denizen and Asian art scholar, Joseph Fischer, attempts to recount the life-changing experience of being among the first US Naval seamen sent into Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two weeks after … More

Congratulations to recent Film and Media graduate, Bishal Dutta for the premiere of his film "Life in Color" at the Cannes Film Festival

The Film and Media Department is pleased to congratulate Bishal Dutta on the premiere of his film "Life in Color" at the Cannes Film Festival as part of The American Pavilion’s Emerging Filmmaker LGBTQ Showcase. Please see the DailyCal article on the … More

Congratulations to Russell Merritt, recipient of the 2018 David Shepard Career Achievement Award

The Department of Film & Media is pleased to congratulate Russell Merritt on his 2018 David Shepard Career Achievement Award from the Denver Silent Film Festival! 


Advanced screenwriting class performs table read of speculative Game of Thrones season opener

On Friday, December 1st, Film 180, our advanced screenwriting class taught by lecturer J. Mira Kopell and aided by showrunner Justin Vaccaro, gathered in Dwinelle to read their speculative script of the season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones. The Daily Cal published a write-up of … More

NEW! Summer Sessions certificate in Film & Media Industries and Professions

Launching Summer 2018!

The 3-course Summer Sessions certificate in Film & Media Industries and Professions is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in film and media. The curriculum exposes students to industry structures that govern a broad range of media … More

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

Read the article featured on UC Berkeley's homepage More

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"