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  • 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 the event. … More

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  • 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 professions, … More

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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!  Read the article featured on UC Berkeley's homepage here.   "Anne … More

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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" … More

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  • 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 co-edited this edition with Nicolas Baer, SUNY … More

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  • 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. Eligibility: • Students must be enrolled full-time at least one semester of the academic year in a … More

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

    Check out the article at USA Today for more! " 7. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY The Department of Film and Media at UC Berkeley has a strong history of offering rigorous training for careers in the film industry. The school developed a curriculum that exposes students to film theory, … More

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  • 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

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  • 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 on the use … 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 credits! Be sure to plan out your course schedule with an advisor … More

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