Community of Scholars & Practitioners

Scholarship and Practice at Work

The Cinema Studies major is distinctive in its integration of critical study and creative production and its strength in global cinemas. To foster a strong cinema community in Eugene and beyond, the Department of Cinema Studies sponsors original programming and collaborates with other departments and organizations in supporting media studies events. From the annual Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Series, to working filmmaker and scholar speakers, to collaborating with departments and student groups across campus, Cinema Studies provides a robust experience for UO students, faculty, alumni, and the community at large.

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The Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Series

The Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Series

Cinema Studies brings successful industry filmmakers and emerging talents to campus annually to interact closely with students and the community through workshops, public screenings, discussions, and mentorship.

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The Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmakers

Producer Neil Kopp

Director Athina Rachel Tsangari

Director Chloé Zhao

Director Kent Jones

Producer Ryan Zacarias

The Art of Producing with Mollye Asher

Producer Mollye Asher

The Art of Music Video. Photo of Jennifer Lopez

Director Diane Martel

The Art of Directing Featuring Filmmaker Adam Piron

Filmmaker Adam Piron




Filmmaker and scholar speaker series

Working Filmmaker and Scholar Speaker Series

Cinema Studies sponsors speakers throughout the year to talk about their careers in academia, cinematography, directing, screenwriting, and other key areas of film, media and television. 

Scholar Speaker Series

Working Filmmaker Series


SCREENINGS AND discussions with filmmakers


Call Me By Your Name Movie Poster

Screenings, Discussions and Workshops

Cinema Studies screens films, hosts discussions, and conducts workshops with filmmakers throughout the year.

Upcoming Screenings


James Ivory holding Oscar trophy

Brown Girls


Black Girl in Suburbia


Cinema Studies collaborates with departments and programs to enrich the film, media, and television experience across campus and in the community.


DisOrient Film Festival


UFO Film Festival

UO Critical Art Show

Eugene Film Society 72-Hour Film Festival Screening & Awards​​​​​​

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Red Camera Workshop


PTSD Event Poster

EFS 72-Hour Music Video Competition

Cine-Lit 9: Mujer y Género