Cinema Studies is pleased to welcome award–winning director Chloé Zhao as the 2018 visiting filmmaker in the annual “Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment in Cinema Studies.”
Zhao will engage in a two-week university residency during spring term 2018 and will be involved in a variety of campus activities, including teaching workshops and mentoring students in the CINE 408 “Art of Directing” course, as well as participating in public conversations and hosting film screenings.
Cinema Studies Alumni Spotlight: Samantha Stendal, B.A. '15
Story By Kylie Elliot, Class of ‘18
Samantha Stendal graduated with a degree in Cinema Studies and a multimedia minor from the University of Oregon in 2015. After graduation, Stendal put her Cinema Studies degree to work at Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) in Burbank, California, where she is working as a layout production assistant on the upcoming animated film, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018). A filmmaker-driven animation studio, WDAS has created everything from 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Lion King, Zootopia, Moana, and 2013's Academy Award®-winning Frozen – the biggest animated film of all time.
Featuring Guest Lecturer and Award-winning Writer and Director Chloé Zhao
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.
ONLINE APPLICATION DUE 8 A.M. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14, 2018
“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
Waldgeist Wins "Best Horror Film" and "Best Supporting Actress" at the Oregon Independent Film Festival
Waldgeist is a horror film that takes place in Portland, Oregon and is based off of the German myth of forest spirits. The team of filmmakers, primarily comprised of UO Cinema Studies alumni, just won its first film festival, winning "Best Horror Film" and "Best Supporting Actress" at the Oregon Independent Film Festival and is also nominated for "Best Picture" at the festival.