Cinema Studies welcomes Writer and Director Chloé Zhao for the third annual Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Series

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Cinema Studies is excited to announce that writer and director Chloé Zhao will join us spring term for the third annual Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Series!  Zhao's feature debut, Songs My Brothers Taught Me, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, screened at the Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight, and was nominated for three 2016 Independent Spirit Awards. Her most recent film, The Rider (2017), won the top prize at the Director’s Fortnight at Cannes and is nominated for multiple Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature and Best Director. The Rider also received the Werner Herzog Foundation Award for its courage and vision. 

Apply now for spring term's "CINE 408: The Art of Directing"

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Featuring Guest Lecturer and Award-winning Writer and Director Chloé Zhao

One of Variety's 10 Directors to Watch for 2018!

Apply Now for Spring Term!  Taught by Cinema Studies Instructor Masami Kawai, this spring term course features lectures by Chloé Zhao, director of The Rider (2017) and Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015). 

Applications are now closed.  

Call for Papers: SCMS Undergraduate Conference 2018

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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 the SCMS page on the Cinema Studies website..


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