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Fall 2021 — Pre-Approved Extra-Departmental Undergraduate Film & Media Electives

May 27, 2021

KOREAN 186: Introduction to Korean Cinema
*This course fulfills Global Media requirement.

KOREAN 187: History and Memory in Korean Cinema

FRENCH 170: Introduction to French Cinema
*This class is open to both French and Film majors, though a knowledge of French is required (Film students will not be assessed on their competency in French).

ASAMST 138: Topics in Asian Popular Culture

ART 171: Video Projects

CHICANO 135B: Latino Narrative Film Since 1990

ITALIAN 170: The Italian Cinema: History, Genres, Authors: Italian Cinema and the Ecological Imagination
*Cross-listed with FILM 145. Fulfills Global Media requirement. 

MELC 157: Reel Arabs: Film and Fiction in the Middle East

ENGLISH 190: Research Seminar: Utopian and Dystopian Books and Movies

ART 173: Electro-Crafting

 

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Save the Date – 2021 Commencement Ceremony

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Dec 22, 2020

Save the Date!

The Film & Media Department Commencement Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 2PM.

This will be a virtual ceremony.

More info to follow. 

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Film & Video Makers at Cal: Works from the Eisner Competition 2020

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Dec 11, 2020

The Eisner Prize is the highest award for creativity given on the UC Berkeley campus. This online edition of the annual Eisner competition screening, presented at BAMPFA since 1991, features this year’s prizewinner and honorable mentions in the film and video category. It offers an opportunity to see a wide range of work made by UC Berkeley students, from narratives and documentaries to experimental and essay films. The winner of the 2020 prize, Yijian Shan, describes her film Room 3225 as “a film shot in the very small space of a room with the two main characters improvising in front of the camera. . . The film digs deeply into the notion of ‘room’ . . . for an exploration of the state of existence during the pandemic.”  

A recording of the livestream conversation and Q&A with the UC Berkeley student filmmakers is available HERE

Watch this program on your TV, computer, or mobile device beginning December 1 HERE.

 

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Spring 2021 – Pre-Approved Extra-Departmental Undergraduate Film & Media Electives

Oct 12, 2020

SCANDIN 115: Nordic Television and its Global Remakes

*This course is cross-listed with Film 145-001, fulfills the Global Media requirement in the Film & Media major

JAPAN 189: Topics in Japanese Film – Japanese and Transnational Asian Film and Media

*This course is cross-listed with Film 145-002, fulfills the Global Media requirement in the Film & Media major

CHINESE 188: Popular Media in Modern China

*This course is cross-listed with Film 171-001

FRENCH 178: Studies in French Film – French Language Cinema and the Collective

ETHSTD 122AC: Ethnicity and Race in Contemporary American Films

ASAMST 171: Asian Americans in Film and Video

SASIAN 130: Film, Visual Media and Spectatorship Practices in Modern South Asia

NATAMST 158: Native Americans and the Cinema

ENGLISH 165-002: Utopian and (mostly) Dystopian Movies

ARMENIAN 126: Armenian Culture and Film

EALANG 181: East Asian Film – Special Topics in Genre

SSEASN 120: Southeast Asian Cinema: History, Memory, Politics

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Internship Opportunities with San Francisco Cinematheque!

Sep 16, 2020

San Francisco Cinematheque has a number of internships open in support of our online screenings, film festival curation and archives projects. Current internships are entirely remote work experiences. To learn more about San Francisco Cinematheque and the internships available, click here

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Fall 2020 – Pre-Approved Extra-Departmental Undergraduate Film & Media Electives

Apr 15, 2020

Fall 2020 – Pre-Approved Extra-Departmental Undergraduate Film & Media Electives

1) KOREAN 186: Introduction to Korean Cinema

*This course also satisfies the Global Media requirement under the new Film & Media curriculum

2) EALANG 105: Dynamics of Romantic Core Values in East Asian Premodern Literature and Contemporary Film

3) CHICANO 135B: Latino Narrative Film Since 1990

4) ASAMST 138: Examining the ‘Korean Wave’, Korean Pop Culture and its’ Global Reception

5) FRENCH 140D: Films of the French New Wave

*This course also satisfies the Global Media requirement under the new Film & Media curriculum

6) ITALIAN 170: The Italian Cinema: History, Genres, Authors

*Cross-listed with Film 145, also satisfies the Global Media requirement under the new Film & Media curriculum

7) NWMEDIA 190-002: Advanced Digital Animation

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The New Chair of the Department of Film & Media : Jeffrey Knapp

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Apr 10, 2020

The Department of Film & Media is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Knapp as its new Department Chair effective July 1, 2020. Jeffrey Knapp is the Eggers Professor of English at Berkeley and a Faculty Affiliate of Berkeley’s Department of Film & Media.  After undergraduate and then graduate study at Berkeley, Knapp taught at Harvard for three years before returning to Berkeley in 1990. He has received the campus’s Distinguished Teaching Award and its Faculty Service Award; he is also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEH Fellowship. Knapp has written four books: An Empire Nowhere: England and America from Utopia to The Tempest (1992); Shakespeare’s Tribe: Church, Nation, and Theater in Renaissance England (2002); Shakespeare Only (2009); and Pleasing Everyone: Mass Entertainment in Renaissance London and Golden-Age Hollywood (2017)—Knapp’s first book on film as well as literature and theater. Knapp has chaired the Berkeley English department, the campus committees on Privilege and Tenure and on the Budget and Interdepartmental Relations, and the UC system-wide Committee on Academic Personnel, so he brings a wealth of administrative experience that will put the department in good hands for the next three years.

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Pre-Approved Extra-Departmental Undergraduate Film & Media Electives for Spring 2020

Oct 29, 2019

Pre-Approved Extra-Departmental Undergraduate Film & Media Electives for Spring 2020

1) Ethnic Studies 190-001: Advanced Seminar in Comparative Ethnic Studies – “Displaying Race, Displaying Culture: Exhibitions, Film, Photography”

2) African American Studies 142AC: Race and American Film

3) Italian 170: The Italian Cinema: History, Genres, Authors – Crisis, Comedy, and Identity in Italian Film of the Diaspora

4) Near Eastern Studies 165: Film and Fiction of Iran

5) Ethnic Studies 122AC: Ethnicity and Race in Contemporary American Films

6) Native American Studies 158: Native Americans and the Cinema

7) Gender and Women’s Studies C146B 1: Cultural Representations of Sexualities: Queer Visual Culture

8) Art 160-002: Special Topics in Visual Studies – Advanced Digital Media: Lights That See Us

9) German 160K: Politics and Culture in 20th-Century Germany: The Weimar Republic: Politics and Culture 1918-1933 – Berlin/Hollywood: Cinema and the Modern Experience

10) Art 174: Advanced Digital Video

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICANTS: Assistant Professor – Critical Race Theory and Media – Department of Film & Media

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Oct 23, 2019

The Department of Film & Media is now accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor, Critical Race Theory and Media.

If you’re interested in applying, follow this link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02235

 

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POSTPONED Spring 2020 Film & Media Department Commencement Ceremony

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Sep 17, 2019

Due to the COVID – 19 pandemic, the Spring 2020 Film & Media Department Commencement Ceremony that was planned to take place Thursday, May 21st in Zellerbach Auditorium has been postponed. More updates to follow. 

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