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

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.  

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

Congratulations alumni on film festival win!

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.

Cinema Studies Welcomes Award-Winning Director Athina Rachel Tsangari

Cinema Studies is pleased to welcome award–winning director Athina Rachel Tsangari as the 2017 visiting filmmaker in the annual “Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment in Cinema Studies.”

Tsangari will engage in a two-week university residency during spring term 2017 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.


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