UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

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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

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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