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Call for Papers: 2018 James Ivory Essay Award

The Cinema Studies Department announces the annual James Ivory Undergraduate Essay Awards. A financial award of up to $500 will be given to the top recipients. This award recognizes undergraduate students who demonstrate extraordinary skill and creativity of research and writing in their term papers. 

Deadline for student applications and faculty nominations: Friday, April 6, 2018 at noon (pst).

Call for Papers: SCMS Undergraduate Conference 2018

Call for Papers:

The sixth annual SCMS Undergraduate Conference invites undergraduate students from Film Studies or related disciplines to propose papers representing their best work in cinema and media studies. A unique international event, the 2018 Laurier installment represents the first time the SCMS undergraduate conference will take place in Canada. There will be 30 presentations over two days, with everyone together for the duration, and no concurrent panels. Each participant will have 15 minutes to present their individual essay—approximately 2,000-2,100 words when presented at a normal talking speed with a few visual aids—on a thematically organized panel.   Deadline to submit proposals:  <--break->February 2, 2018

Cinema Studies offers a $500 award to any Cinema Studies major who presents a paper at the SCMS Undergraduate Conference. Recipient(s) of the award are recognized at the Cinema Studies annual commencement ceremony. Students are responsible for notifying the Cinema Studies office if their paper is selected to be presented at the SCMS Undergraduate Conference. For more information on this award, please read here.

Faculty Spotlight: Erin Hanna

“There is such incredible work happening in cinema and media studies all over campus, and I love that as a department, Cinema Studies gets to become a real hub of that kind of cultural production and intellectual work.” –Erin Hanna, Assistant Professor, Department of Cinema Studies

Workshop with Department's New Red Camera Equipment

Cinema Studies is excited to announce the recent addition of RED Camera equipment to the department’s growing list of state-of-the art resources available to its majors.  RED cameras are used throughout the industry to shoot movies, television productions, photography, music videos, and commercials. During fall term, Cinema Studies hosted a workshop for students to view films and gain experience with the new RED Camera equipment.

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