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May 7 - Courtroom/Cinema: Celluloid and the Law in IndiaMay 7 - Courtroom/Cinema: Celluloid and the Law in India
04/16/2014 - Cinema Studies doctoral candidates Kartik Nair and Debashree Mukherjee discuss Bombay cinema’s varied entanglements with the law by showcasing little-seen films from the 1940s and the 1970s. More
May 12 - A Small Iridescent Sphere: The Life and Work of Shridhar BapatMay 12 - A Small Iridescent Sphere: The Life and Work of Shridhar Bapat
04/15/2014 - Talk by Alexander Keefe and screening of Bapat's Aleph Null and other videoworks + special guests sound artist Liz Phillips and video artist Andrew Gurian More
 May 13 - All This Can Happen (2012), Robert Walser's The Walk adapted by Siobhan Davies & David Hinton May 13 - All This Can Happen (2012), Robert Walser's The Walk adapted by Siobhan Davies & David Hinton
04/14/2014 - ALL THIS CAN HAPPEN, created by choreographer Siobhan Davies and filmmaker David Hinton, is a remarkable interpretation of Walser's beloved novella The Walk (1917) More
The Department of Cinema Studies is proud to present The Future Film Scholars ProgramThe Department of Cinema Studies is proud to present The Future Film Scholars Program
08/18/2013 - A FREE program for motivated, articulate and creative high school students who are devoted to seeing, learning and writing about film, television, and moving image cultures. More
topNew Dual Degree Programs Offered in Cinema Studies and MIAPNew Dual Degree Programs Offered in Cinema Studies and MIAP
09/01/2012 - The Department of Cinema Studies is now offering two new Dual Degree Programs: The 5-year B.A./M.A. in Cinema Studies, and the 5-year B.A in Cinema Studies/M.A. in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP).  More

News & Events

MIAP10 CelebrationMIAP10 Celebration
04/30/2014 - Celebrating a decade of training moving image preservation specialists. More
MITH, MITHY, MAGIC: BRIAN CATLING IN NEW YORKMITH, MITHY, MAGIC: BRIAN CATLING IN NEW YORK
04/28/2014 - U.S. premiere of VANISHED! A VIDEO SEANCE (dir. Brian Catling and Tony Grisoni, 1999), 69 min. - followed by conversation between Catling and Adrian Heathfield  More
Short Films from the Asian American International Film FestivalShort Films from the Asian American International Film Festival
04/26/2014 - A selection of works showcasing the best in current Asian and Asian American cinema. More
Made in Belgium: The New Wave in Flemish CinemaMade in Belgium: The New Wave in Flemish Cinema
04/25/2014 - Presented by Sonja Simonyi and Jaap Verheul (PhD Candidates in Cinema Studies, New York University). Featuring a 35mm screening of Bullhead (Rundskop, Belgium: Michael R. Roskam, 2011). More
topCareers Outside Academia: A Panel DiscussionCareers Outside Academia: A Panel Discussion
04/23/2014 - Graduates from the Department of Cinema Studies return to offer advice on navigating NYC's film and media world. More
The Stink Still Here: The Miners' Strike on FilmThe Stink Still Here: The Miners' Strike on Film
04/19/2014 - A day-long series of screenings and talks commemorating the 30th anniversary of the British Miners’ Strike. More
Accepted Students Open HouseAccepted Students Open House
04/18/2014 - Meet members of the faculty and current students who will introduce the program and answer questions. More
Reel China@NYU 7th Film BiennialReel China@NYU 7th Film Biennial
04/11/2014 - New independent documentaries and other works show us a China rarely seen.  More
Let Me Die a Woman: A Roundtable DiscussionLet Me Die a Woman: A Roundtable Discussion
04/09/2014 - A 35mm screening and discussion of Doris Wishman's unintentionally perverse and fascinating semi-documentary LET ME DIE A WOMAN (1972/78). More
topZoe Graham on the Ateliers Varan: a Transnational Documentary Training LegacyZoe Graham on the Ateliers Varan: a Transnational Documentary Training Legacy
04/02/2014 - Department of Cinema Studies PhD Student Zoe Graham presents new work for roundtable discussion.  More
Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program 2014 M.A Thesis PresentationsMoving Image Archiving and Preservation Program 2014 M.A Thesis Presentations
03/24/2014 - Students in the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) Program will present their MA Thesis Projects. More
Amalia Córdova - Nomadic/Sporadic: The Pathways of Circulation of Latin American Indigenous MediaAmalia Córdova - Nomadic/Sporadic: The Pathways of Circulation of Latin American Indigenous Media
03/12/2014 - Supported by a transnational network of activists, filmmakers, journalists, scholars, funders and programmers, Latin American indigenous video provides an outlet for indigenous thought, creativity and self-determination. More
Another Story of the Wind: Filmmaker Ellen Zweig in ChinaAnother Story of the Wind: Filmmaker Ellen Zweig in China
03/08/2014 - Ellen Zweig traveled around China to discover the stories people tell about the wind - from classic fables to pop TV, from outer breezes to inner breaths.  More
Geneviève Sellier presents The Battle of the Sexes in French Cinema, 1930–1956, with a screening of Henri-Georges Clouzot's Quai des OrfèvresGeneviève Sellier presents The Battle of the Sexes in French Cinema, 1930–1956, with a screening of Henri-Georges Clouzot's Quai des Orfèvres
03/05/2014 - Geneviève Sellier is Professor of Film Studies at the University Michel de Montaigne in Bordeaux. More
topSound & Cinema ColloquiumSound & Cinema Colloquium
02/28/2014 - A day-long event examining the complex relationship between sound and the moving image. More
Silver Heads (1998, 82 min.) - a screening and discussionSilver Heads (1998, 82 min.) - a screening and discussion
02/12/2014 - A very special screening in anticipation of the annual Department of Cinema Studies Student Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Monstrous Media." More
Independent Cinema from China and Hong Kong: An Afternoon with Liu Jian and Tammy CheungIndependent Cinema from China and Hong Kong: An Afternoon with Liu Jian and Tammy Cheung
02/08/2014 - Liu Jian and Tammy Cheung are currently visiting New York as grantees of the Asian Cultural Council. Both filmmakers will present and discuss selections of their work. More
Abbas Kiarostami's First Case Second CaseAbbas Kiarostami's First Case Second Case
01/29/2014 - A screening and round table discussion of renowned Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami's rarely seen 1979 film.  More
Rediscovered Cinema: Films from the Eclectic Collections at the University of South CarolinaRediscovered Cinema: Films from the Eclectic Collections at the University of South Carolina
12/04/2013 - Curator Heather Heckman presents a variety of unique films from the University of South Carolina's Moving Image Research Collections. More
topCinema Studies Graduate Open HouseCinema Studies Graduate Open House
11/22/2013 - All those interested in applying to the Masters or Doctoral programs in Cinema Studies are cordially invited to our Open House on Friday, November 22.  More
Oksana Bulgakowa - Voice and the Traces of Time: The Russian Archive of Vocal MemoryOksana Bulgakowa - Voice and the Traces of Time: The Russian Archive of Vocal Memory
11/20/2013 - Film historian and author of Sergei Eisenstein: A Biography, Oksana Bulgakowa is Professor of Film Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. More
Re-Enactments of 1917 in FilmRe-Enactments of 1917 in Film
11/17/2013 - This conference focuses on a radical form of "historical imagination" as exemplified by the Russian October Revolution. More
Away From Home: Amateur Film and BeyondAway From Home: Amateur Film and Beyond
11/13/2013 - A presentation and discussion by Cinema Studies PhD candidates Laliv Melamed and Maria Vinogradova.  More
US premiere of The Fallen presented by Geoff DyerUS premiere of The Fallen presented by Geoff Dyer
11/11/2013 - Special Remembrance Day screening of the US premiere of THE FALLEN (dir. Morgan Matthews, 2008), 180 min - introduced by Geoff Dyer More
topGeorge Gave Me the Camera: George Stoney and the Roots of Social MediaGeorge Gave Me the Camera: George Stoney and the Roots of Social Media
11/08/2013 - The First Annual George Stoney Memorial Lecture. By Brian Winston (School of Media Production, University of Lincoln, UK). More
The Country and the City: a screening and discussionThe Country and the City: a screening and discussion
11/06/2013 - Professor of Cinema Studies Dana Polan introduces a screening of this rarely seen 1979 BBC production based on Raymond Williams' book.  More
Filmmaker Nishtha Jain presents Gulabi GangFilmmaker Nishtha Jain presents Gulabi Gang
11/01/2013 - A documentary following the Gulabi Gang, a group of rural Indian women fighting for the rights of women and the Dalit minority. More
Parler Femme: An Experimental Lecture by Filmmaker Peggy AhweshParler Femme: An Experimental Lecture by Filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh
10/30/2013 - The 4th Experimental Lecture organized by the Departments of Cinema Studies and Undergraduate Film and Television. Peggy Ahwesh is an artist who works in the fields of experimental film and video.  More
Infrastructure Aesthetics II: Two Films by Peter HuttonInfrastructure Aesthetics II: Two Films by Peter Hutton
10/25/2013 - As the second installment of the Infrastructure Aesthetics series, this event will feature the work of Peter Hutton as distinctive inquiries into the relationship between the built and natural environment.  More
topA Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Peter ForgacsA Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Peter Forgacs
10/23/2013 - Péter Forgács is a media artist and independent filmmaker based in Budapest.  More
In Honor of Robert Sklar - Let There Be Light: A Celebration of Moving Image PreservationIn Honor of Robert Sklar - Let There Be Light: A Celebration of Moving Image Preservation
10/19/2013 - In honor of Robert Sklar and the Robert Sklar Scholarships, a screening and panel discussion of John Huston's Let There Be Light. RSVP only. More
Kangal Malsat: a screening and discussion with filmmaker Suman MukhopadhyayKangal Malsat: a screening and discussion with filmmaker Suman Mukhopadhyay
10/18/2013 - Suman Mukhopadhyay is an Indian filmmaker and theater director. Discussion moderated by Richard Allen (NYU Cinema Studies).  More
Philip Brophy - Evaporated Music: Revoicing and Gendered VocalizationPhilip Brophy - Evaporated Music: Revoicing and Gendered Vocalization
10/11/2013 - Philip Brophy is an Australian musician, composer, sound designer & filmmaker. He will present and discuss work from his Evaporated Music project. More
Preserving Women's FilmsPreserving Women's Films
10/09/2013 - This event will showcase the extraordinary accomplishments of the NYU students and alumni who have worked on the preservation of women's films.  More
topInfrastructure Aesthetics: a screening and artist talk by Deborah StratmanInfrastructure Aesthetics: a screening and artist talk by Deborah Stratman
10/04/2013 - Following a comprehensive retrospective of her films at the Museum of Modern Art in June, Deborah Stratman will present her ongoing installation, Power/Exchange, and screen her 2002 film In Order Not to Be Here. More
Video in the Villages / Vídeo nas Aldeias: Celebrating Three Decades of Indigenous Filmmaking in the AmazonVideo in the Villages / Vídeo nas Aldeias: Celebrating Three Decades of Indigenous Filmmaking in the Amazon
10/03/2013 - Screenings and discussions with Amazonian filmmakers celebrates three decades of Indigenous media making from this groundbreaking Brazilian collective. More
Nate Brennan & Hadi Gharabaghi: A Cinema Studies Department Colloquium Nate Brennan & Hadi Gharabaghi: A Cinema Studies Department Colloquium
10/02/2013 - Ph.D candidates Nate Brennan and Hadi Gharabaghi present new work for roundtable discussion.  More
Pressing Restart: Discussions on Video Game PreservationPressing Restart: Discussions on Video Game Preservation
09/28/2013 - We invite the whole community to join us in this one-day event to discuss the preservation and access of video games. More
Religion in the Digital Age II: mediating 'the human' in a globalizing AsiaReligion in the Digital Age II: mediating 'the human' in a globalizing Asia
09/27/2013 - This conference explores religious and ethically-driven digital mediations shaping and shaped by globalization in Asia, from documentary and feature film, to innovations in digital storytelling and online activism. More
topFaculty Film Night: Sarah Keller presents Jean Epstein's Finis Terrae, with live piano accompanimentFaculty Film Night: Sarah Keller presents Jean Epstein's Finis Terrae, with live piano accompaniment
09/25/2013 - The screening will be introduced by Sarah Keller, visiting faculty member from Colby College and co-editor of Jean Epstein: Critical Essays and New Translations (with Jason Paul, Amsterdam University Press, 2012). More
An Evening with Samuel PollardAn Evening with Samuel Pollard
09/18/2013 - Filmmaker and Tisch professor Samuel Pollard will discuss the craft of editing using clips from his own work and from the works that have influenced him. More
9/11/1973: The Public Life of an Endless Day - screenings and discussion9/11/1973: The Public Life of an Endless Day - screenings and discussion
09/11/2013 - On September 11 1973, Chilean military forces overthrew the government of Salvador Allende. Exactly forty years later, we commemorate the anniversary of the coup with a special program of very-rarely-seen revolutionary films, video art, cine-tracts, performance pieces and televisual work. More
Careers Outside Academia - A Panel Discussion Careers Outside Academia - A Panel Discussion
05/01/2013 - Graduates from the Department of Cinema Studies return to offer advice on navigating NYC's film and media world. More
Shorts from the Asian American International Film FestivalShorts from the Asian American International Film Festival
04/27/2013 - Since 1978, Asian CineVision has presented the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), the first and longest running festival in the U.S. to showcase for the best in independent Asian and Asian American cinema. More
topArtist's Talk: Hector Rodriguez - Optical (De)ComposerArtist's Talk: Hector Rodriguez - Optical (De)Composer
04/26/2013 - Hector Rodriguez is a digital artist and theorist. His essays about film theory/history and digital art have been published in Screen, Cinema Journal, and Game Studies. More
Wavemakers: a preview screening with filmmaker Caroline MartelWavemakers: a preview screening with filmmaker Caroline Martel
04/24/2013 - Wavemakers explores the curious history of an electronic musical instrument as fragile as it is magical: the Ondes Martenot. “Amazing! A film as beautiful and tender as the instrument itself.” – Jonny Greenwood, composer, multi-instrumentalist (Radiohead) More
Encrucijadas/Encruzilhadas: Dialogues for Latin American CinemasEncrucijadas/Encruzilhadas: Dialogues for Latin American Cinemas
04/19/2013 - This symposium will gather scholars, curators, filmmakers, and graduate students working on Latin American cinema in the New York area.  More
Italian Fascism's Empire Cinema - a talk by Ruth Ben-GhiatItalian Fascism's Empire Cinema - a talk by Ruth Ben-Ghiat
04/17/2013 - Ruth Ben-Ghiat is Chair of Italian Studies, Professor of Italian Studies and History, and Associate Faculty in the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University. More
Tareque Masud: Journey Interrupted - a complete retrospectiveTareque Masud: Journey Interrupted - a complete retrospective
04/13/2013 - Tareque Masud is widely regarded as the most important Bangladeshi filmmaker of his generation. This weekend will mark the first complete North American retrospective of his work. More
topEverything You Always Wanted to Know About the PhD (But Were Afraid To Ask)Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the PhD (But Were Afraid To Ask)
04/10/2013 - An informative discussion with Cinema Studies department chair Richard Allen and a panel of fellow professors and current PhDs.  More
A screening and discussion with Linda Chiu-han LaiA screening and discussion with Linda Chiu-han Lai
04/05/2013 - Two experimental shorts based on visual ethnography. More
European Unity / National Diversion - A Department of Cinema Studies ColloquiumEuropean Unity / National Diversion - A Department of Cinema Studies Colloquium
04/03/2013 - Considering questions of (self-)representation, as well as issues relating to disjunctions and ruptures within a united continent, the panel looks at the varied ways in which the national can be considered in contemporary European filmmaking. More
Media & Asian Globalization: China and India, 1977-presentMedia & Asian Globalization: China and India, 1977-present
03/29/2013 - This symposium seeks to engage in productive conversations from trans-Asian and trans-media perspectives, as well as investigate the historical conditions from which the reform-era cultural productions arise and cross borders of one kind or another.  More
The Albanian Cinema Project presents the US Premiere of Nëntori i dytë (The Second November)The Albanian Cinema Project presents the US Premiere of Nëntori i dytë (The Second November)
03/27/2013 - Be part of the first American audience to screen Viktor Gjika's 1982 patriotic drama. More
topMoving Image Archiving and Preservation Program M.A Thesis PresentationsMoving Image Archiving and Preservation Program M.A Thesis Presentations
03/25/2013 - Students in the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) Program will present their MA Thesis Projects. More
In Search of Social Justice: Documentary Activism and the Films of Anand PatwardhanIn Search of Social Justice: Documentary Activism and the Films of Anand Patwardhan
03/14/2013 - Anand Patwardhan has been engaging in the struggle for social justice through political documentary filmmaking for nearly three decades. In this forum with the filmmaker we will screen and discuss Patwardhan's major work of the last two decades. More
The First Golden Age of British Animation: Amateurs and Auteurs, Martyrs and Masochists - a talk by Jez StewartThe First Golden Age of British Animation: Amateurs and Auteurs, Martyrs and Masochists - a talk by Jez Stewart
03/13/2013 - This talk will offer a portrait of the British animation industry in a brief boom period in the 1950s and 1960s, when talent, opportunity and aspiration all came together in the right place at the right time. More
ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival Screenings @ NYUReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival Screenings @ NYU
03/08/2013 - Presented with ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival, March 7-12, a showcase of award-winning films by and about people with disabilities. More
Algerian Film Festival - March 7-12Algerian Film Festival - March 7-12
03/07/2013 - Organized by the Institute of African American Affairs at NYU. Co-sponsored by NYU Cinema Studies, NYU Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, African Film Festival Inc., and with the support of the Algerian Embassy in DC and General Consulate in New York.  More
topScreen Melodrama: Global PerspectivesScreen Melodrama: Global Perspectives
02/28/2013 - This conference will reflect upon the implications of global melodrama for understanding transnational popular cultures, and explore the consequent need to re-conceptualize melodrama and its origins. More
Hector Rodriguez: Cinematics and ComputationHector Rodriguez: Cinematics and Computation
02/27/2013 - This lecture will describe Gestus, a research and artistic creation project that explores the possibilities of computational motion analysis as a medium of experimental video production. More
Cinema Studies 2013 Student ConferenceCinema Studies 2013 Student Conference
02/22/2013 - This year's theme: "Something Old, Something New: The Marriage and Separation of Old and New Media."  More
People's Film Studios: A Nation at Work and Leisure - Soviet Amateur Films from the 1960sPeople's Film Studios: A Nation at Work and Leisure - Soviet Amateur Films from the 1960s
02/20/2013 - Falling into a broad range of political and aesthetic attitudes, these films present a rich evidence of everyday life for ordinary Soviet citizens. More
Genevieve Yue: Blink and Burn - Cinema, Materiality, and the China GirlGenevieve Yue: Blink and Burn - Cinema, Materiality, and the China Girl
02/13/2013 - The "China girl," sometimes called a "China doll" or "girl head," has appeared in more films than any actress, though these women are almost never seen, save for a fleeting glimpse an audience might catch at the end of a film reel.  More
topMy Last Secret: A screening and discussion with filmmakers Li Xiaofeng and Jia KaiMy Last Secret: A screening and discussion with filmmakers Li Xiaofeng and Jia Kai
02/09/2013 - On an ancient Suzhou street with traditional white walls and black tiles, an old lady in her nineties lives with her caretaker. An official selection of the 2008 China Documentary Film Festival.  More
Armida de la Garza on Transnational Media StudiesArmida de la Garza on Transnational Media Studies
02/06/2013 - This presentation investigates how cultural difference, and especially that of the indigenous peoples of Mexico, has been managed and deployed in the discursive construction of Mexican identity. More
Rouch After Rouch: Reframing a LegacyRouch After Rouch: Reframing a Legacy
02/01/2013 - A symposium with scholars and filmmakers exploring the legacy of renowned French anthropologist/filmmaker Jean Rouch. More
Faculty Film Night with Christine GledhillFaculty Film Night with Christine Gledhill
01/30/2013 - Kick off the new semester with pizza and a movie, hosted by visiting faculty member Christine Gledhill. More
Nicholas Ray's "We Can't Go Home Again"Nicholas Ray's "We Can't Go Home Again"
12/05/2012 - Shown as a double feature with Susan Ray's "Don't Expect Too Much." Screenings will be introduced by Dana Polan, Professor of Cinema Studies at NYU.  More
topMikhail Iampolski - A Face on the Screen: Phenomenology and AffectsMikhail Iampolski - A Face on the Screen: Phenomenology and Affects
11/28/2012 - Mikhail Iampolski is Professor of Comparative Literature, and Russian and Slavic Studies at NYU. More
The Barley Mow: Archive Folk Film Programme (1912-2003)The Barley Mow: Archive Folk Film Programme (1912-2003)
11/20/2012 - The Barley Mow is a 60-minute programme that illuminates the charming, startling, uncanny convergences between populist and experimental approaches to capturing the folk music, dances, customs and sports of a semi-forgotten Albion. More
A Cathode Ray Séance: The Haunted Worlds of Nigel KnealeA Cathode Ray Séance: The Haunted Worlds of Nigel Kneale
11/17/2012 - Nigel Kneale (1922-2004) was a visionary dramatist, a pioneering screenwriter-auteur, one of the most important British science fiction writers of the 20th century.  More
Nicholas Mirzoeff - Occupy 2012: Militant Research In and As Critical Visuality StudiesNicholas Mirzoeff - Occupy 2012: Militant Research In and As Critical Visuality Studies
11/14/2012 - Nicholas Mirzoeff is Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU. More
The Artist and the Archive: Roger Shimomura and Keiko WrightThe Artist and the Archive: Roger Shimomura and Keiko Wright
11/13/2012 - NYU Alum and 2012 Student Academy Award Winner Keiko Wright screens HIRO - A Story of Japanese Internment, a moving documentary exploring her grandfather's experience in Heart Mountain during World War II. More
topCharles Barr on Alfred Hitchcock: New Research, New AnglesCharles Barr on Alfred Hitchcock: New Research, New Angles
11/07/2012 - Charles Barr's books include English Hitchcock (1999) and, in the BFI Classics series, Vertigo. More
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2012 at MoMAWorld Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2012 at MoMA
10/27/2012 - The MIAP program is hosting their World Day for Audiovisual Heritage event at MoMA for the second year. Part of MoMA's To Save and Project event, this years focus is "Electing Change: Images and Sounds of Political Transition." More
Seung-hoon Jeong - Abject Agents in Global Cinema: The Cognitive-Corporal Mapping of Mind, Space, and CapitalSeung-hoon Jeong - Abject Agents in Global Cinema: The Cognitive-Corporal Mapping of Mind, Space, and Capital
10/24/2012 - Seung-hoon Jeong is Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies at NYU Abu Dhabi. More
Oct 19-21 & 26-28: Reel China @ NYU 6th BiennialOct 19-21 & 26-28: Reel China @ NYU 6th Biennial
10/19/2012 - New films show us a China rarely seen.  More
A Balkan Triptych: Lawrence Weschler presents three films on the Bosnian warA Balkan Triptych: Lawrence Weschler presents three films on the Bosnian war
10/17/2012 - To mark the 20th anniversary of the Bosnian War, Lawrence Weschler, author of "Vermeer in Bosnia," will be presenting three distinctive treatments of its origins, urbicidal realities and present-day legacies.  More
topArchiving the ArtsArchiving the Arts
10/13/2012 - Archiving the Arts is a symposium addressing preservation in the creative process. Offered by the Association of Moving Image Archivists Student Chapter at NYU in collaboration with Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP), Archiving the Arts will take place on October 13th.  More
a talk by Jung-Bong Choi: Of Transnational Cinematrixa talk by Jung-Bong Choi: Of Transnational Cinematrix
10/10/2012 - Jung-Bong Choi is Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies at NYU. More
Cinema Studies Community WeekendCinema Studies Community Weekend
10/05/2012 - A community and network building event! More
Animals in Contemporary Films: A Conversation w. Manohla Dargis, New York Times Film CriticAnimals in Contemporary Films: A Conversation w. Manohla Dargis, New York Times Film Critic
10/04/2012 - Join us for an intimate discussion with leading film critic Manohla Dargis who will talk about her views on the presentation of animals in contemporary film. More
Jeffrey Stout - Shadow of a Doubt: Hitchcock on Augustine, Freud, and Horrendous EvilJeffrey Stout - Shadow of a Doubt: Hitchcock on Augustine, Freud, and Horrendous Evil
10/02/2012 - Mixing cinematic enjoyment, controversies over theology and reductionism, with social criticism, Jeffrey Stout (Princeton University) revives and revises a claim that Hitchcock should be seen as a Catholic filmmaker. More
topBad Friday: Rastafari After Coral Gardens - a screening and discussionBad Friday: Rastafari After Coral Gardens - a screening and discussion
09/28/2012 - A documentary on the aftermath of the 1963 Coral Gardens incident when Rastafarians were jailed by the Jamaican government.  More
Sangita Gopal on "New Bollywood" CinemaSangita Gopal on "New Bollywood" Cinema
09/26/2012 - Sangita Gopal is Associate Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Oregon. More
Khayal Darpan: a screening and discussion with filmmaker Yousuf SaeedKhayal Darpan: a screening and discussion with filmmaker Yousuf Saeed
09/25/2012 - Yousuf Saeed is an independent filmmaker, author and archivist of random ephemera based in Delhi, India.  More
Tisch Community Claim Emmys®!Tisch Community Claim Emmys®!
09/23/2012 - In ceremonies in Los Angeles, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences celebrated the winners of the annual Creative Arts and Primetime Emmy® Awards.  More
United in Anger: A Screening and Discussion with filmmaker Jim HubbardUnited in Anger: A Screening and Discussion with filmmaker Jim Hubbard
09/19/2012 - United in Anger: A History of ACT UP is an inspiring documentary about the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the epidemic. More
topLudovic Cortade: Andre Bazin and the French School of GeographyLudovic Cortade: Andre Bazin and the French School of Geography
09/12/2012 - This talk examines how André Bazin, one of the most influential film theorists, was influenced by the French School of Geography. More
Greg Zinman on The Joshua Light ShowGreg Zinman on The Joshua Light Show
09/10/2012 - Dr. Zinman's talk will focus on the historical context of the light show in the 1960s -- its inception, how it was understood in its time, and its functional mechanics. More
Shyam Benegal RetrospectiveShyam Benegal Retrospective
05/24/2012 - Three films by Shyam Benegal - Mammo (1994), Sardari Begum (1996), Zubeidaa (2001) - based on the script and personal stories of well known journalist, critic and filmmaker Khalid Mohammed. Each screening will be followed by a discussion with Shyam Benegal, actor Rajit Kapur, and NYU professor Richard Allen. More
Screening of Pirkle Jones (2008) with filmmaker Jane Levy ReedScreening of Pirkle Jones (2008) with filmmaker Jane Levy Reed
05/02/2012 - Interweaving original photographs, archival footage, and recent interviews, this film tells the story of iconic photographer Pirkle Jones. More
Susan Murray: The Hue and the CrySusan Murray: The Hue and the Cry
04/25/2012 - "The Hue and the Cry: The Construction and Reception of NBC Color in the 1950s" explores the discourses through which color television was understood and constructed. More
topThomas Elsaesser: The Persistence of HollywoodThomas Elsaesser: The Persistence of Hollywood
04/17/2012 - Was it the "genius of the authors" or the "genius of the system" that ensured the American film industry's success for almost one hundred years? More
The 8th Orphan Film SymposiumThe 8th Orphan Film Symposium
04/11/2012 - NYU and Museum of the Moving Image host the 8th Orphan Film Symposium, the biennial gathering of scholars, archivists, curators, and media artists devoted to saving, screening, and studying neglected moving images.  More
Jo Dery and Jeanne Liotta Named 2012 Helen Hill Award RecipientsJo Dery and Jeanne Liotta Named 2012 Helen Hill Award Recipients
04/05/2012 - As part of the 8th Orphan Film Symposium taking place April 11-14, New York University’s Department of Cinema Studies and the Moving Image Archiving & Preservation program jointly with the University of South Carolina and the Nickelodeon Theatre of Columbia will present the 2012 Helen Hill Award to independent filmmakers Jo Dery and Jeanne Liotta. More
Errol Morris: A Lightning Sketch (Preview Screening)Errol Morris: A Lightning Sketch (Preview Screening)
04/04/2012 - Special preview screening of Errol Morris: A Lightning Sketch (70 min., 2012). Discussion follows with filmmaker Charles Musser (Film Studies Program, Yale University).  More
Peruvian Filmmaker Federico Garcia HurtadoPeruvian Filmmaker Federico Garcia Hurtado
04/02/2012 - The director of 13 feature-length and many short films, Federico García has received awards around the world for his cinematic work and remains an important figure in the history of Peruvian cinema.  More
topInternational Conference: ANTONIONI 1912-2012International Conference: ANTONIONI 1912-2012
03/30/2012 - Organized jointly by the Department of Italian Studies and the Department of Cinema Studies, NYU. March 30, 2012, 9:15 AM - 06:15 PM.  More
Careers Outside Academia: A Panel DiscussionCareers Outside Academia: A Panel Discussion
03/28/2012 - Join us for a roundtable discussion with four film industry professionals and recent graduates from the Cinema Studies MA and BA programs as they offer their advice about navigating the NYC film world.  More
MIAP Thesis Presentations, March 26-30, 2012MIAP Thesis Presentations, March 26-30, 2012
03/26/2012 - Students in the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) Program will present their MA Thesis Projects. More
Ranjani Mazumdar: Retro in Contemporary Bombay CinemaRanjani Mazumdar: Retro in Contemporary Bombay Cinema
03/26/2012 - Ranjani Mazumdar is Associate Professor of Cinema Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. More
Granito: Guatemalan Human Rights On Screen and OnlineGranito: Guatemalan Human Rights On Screen and Online
03/23/2012 - Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (80 min., 2011, Director: Pamela Yates), tells the story of how documentary film provided evidence for human rights abuses in Guatemala. Post-screening discussion with filmmakers Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis. More
topArtist lecture with Jon RafmanArtist lecture with Jon Rafman
03/21/2012 - Jon Rafman is fast becoming one of the world's preeminent net artists. His work is a powerful amalgam of documentary, moving image archiving, and the emergent field of internet cinema. More
Antoine de Baecque: Cinéma et HistoireAntoine de Baecque: Cinéma et Histoire
03/20/2012 - Antoine de Baecque is Professor of History and Cinema Studies at Paris Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense. More
Cinema Studies' Dan Streible Named AMPAS Film ScholarCinema Studies' Dan Streible Named AMPAS Film Scholar
03/19/2012 - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has named Dan Streible, associate professor of Cinema Studies, an Academy Film Scholar for his work in the field of “orphan films.” Streible was selected for the honor on the basis of his proposal for a manuscript detailing the growth of the "orphan film" phenomenon in the U.S. since the early 1990s and analyzing the dynamic that the movement has established among film archivists, preservationists, scholars, curators and filmmakers. More
Experimenta India with curator Shai HerediaExperimenta India with curator Shai Heredia
03/09/2012 - From experiments in animation, found footage and stylized montage in the late 60’s and early 70’s to the most recent innovations in experimental narrative, this selection of films and videos offers a peek into the aesthetic and socio-political complexities of experimental filmmaking in India. More
Thomas Christensen - Danish Film Heritage Goes DigitalThomas Christensen - Danish Film Heritage Goes Digital
03/07/2012 - Thomas Christensen is Curator at the Danish Film Institute and is a worldwide specialist on film preservation and archival policies. More
topSneak Preview: Writing in Water, with filmmaker Angela ZitoSneak Preview: Writing in Water, with filmmaker Angela Zito
03/06/2012 - A new documentary from NYU professor Angela Zito (Anthropology / Religious Studies), Writing in Water examines what it means to take up calligraphy in a fast-moving world. More
Bless This Mess, Cinema Studies Student Conference 2012, March 2-3Bless This Mess, Cinema Studies Student Conference 2012, March 2-3
03/02/2012 - This year's conference seeks to sharpen our understanding of the concept of home by interrogating representations of the domestic in cinema and the other media and scrutinizing the intersection between the moving image and home life in everyday experience.  More
MIAP Student Benedict Olgado has been awarded the 2011 Kodak Fellowship in Film PreservationMIAP Student Benedict Olgado has been awarded the 2011 Kodak Fellowship in Film Preservation
12/23/2011 - Benedict Salazar Olgado has been named the recipient of the 2011 Kodak Fellowship in Film Preservation, an award established to foster and support the next generation of preservationists and archivists in the industry. More
Getting the Past Out Loud: Memory Projects with Wu Wenguang - December 3 and 4Getting the Past Out Loud: Memory Projects with Wu Wenguang - December 3 and 4
12/03/2011 - A five-film weekend with documentary director and artist Wu Wenguang where he will present films from The Memory Project, based at Coachangdi Workstation in Beijing. More
2011 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage2011 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
10/27/2011 - OUT OF THE FRAME: PRESERVING FACES AND VOICES FROM THE MARGINS an evening of moving images and sound from archival collections in New York City Thursday, October 27th, 7pm The Museum of Modern Art More
topRobert Stam presents MacunaimaRobert Stam presents Macunaima
09/14/2011 - NYU Cinema Studies professor Robert Stam will present the Brazilian film Macunaima (1969) directed by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade.  More
IN MEMORY OF ROBERT SKLAR 1936-2011IN MEMORY OF ROBERT SKLAR 1936-2011
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MIAP Alumnus, Walter Forsberg, Receives the William O'Farrell FellowshipMIAP Alumnus, Walter Forsberg, Receives the William O'Farrell Fellowship
04/26/2011 - The Fellowship provides a stipend of $1,500, which will support research on the Donald C. Brown Jr. Collection of 35mm drive-in and theatrical trailers. More
Korean Cine-Media and the Transnational, Nov 11-14Korean Cine-Media and the Transnational, Nov 11-14
11/01/2010 - Over twenty renowned scholars from Korea, Japan, the U.K, Australia, and the U.S. will participate in this event, representing a diverse range of disciplines such as Literature, Arts, History, Cultural Studies, Area Studies, Media Studies, and Cinema Studies. More
Mère Folle (2010, 130 min.) with filmmaker Q&A, Nov 3Mère Folle (2010, 130 min.) with filmmaker Q&A, Nov 3
11/01/2010 - Filmmakers Mieke Bal & Michelle Williams Gamaker present their new film Mère Folle, based on the 1998 novel of the same name by French psychoanalyst Françoise Davoine.  More
topNavigating the Academic Job Market, Nov 10Navigating the Academic Job Market, Nov 10
11/01/2010 - Looking for a job in academia? Wondering what goes on a teaching statement or how to prep for a job talk? Faculty members, alums, and current students will discuss their experiences looking for jobs, selecting candidates for hire, and the state of the job market. More
Todd Berliner: Narration in Seventies Cinema 10/13/2010Todd Berliner: Narration in Seventies Cinema 10/13/2010
09/30/2010 - This talk demonstrates the centrality of the seventies to the history of Hollywood’s formal development and the lasting impact of seventies modes of narration on contemporary film. More
Ismail Xavier on Contemporary Brazilian Cinema 10/07/2010Ismail Xavier on Contemporary Brazilian Cinema 10/07/2010
09/30/2010 - A conversation with Ismail Xavier (University of Sao Paulo) about contemporary Brazilian cinema. Introduction by Robert Stam (NYU Cinema Studies). More
Rick Altman: The Living Nickelodeon 10/6/2010 Rick Altman: The Living Nickelodeon 10/6/2010
09/29/2010 - The Living Nickelodeon offers current audiences a chance to relive the multimedia spectacles that characterized film exhibition during the two decades between the invention of cinema and the mid-teens rise of feature films. Rick Altman plays the piano, sings, schmoozes, explains early exhibition practices, and exhorts the audience to sing along. More
MIAP Student Internship at U. of HawaiiMIAP Student Internship at U. of Hawaii
09/10/2010 - The MIAP Program in collaboration with the Center for Labor Education and Research (CLEAR) at the University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu (UHWO) have announced a MIAP student has been placed in a UHWO summer internship working with audiovisual materials.  More
topMIAP Classes Now Open to Non-NYU StudentsMIAP Classes Now Open to Non-NYU Students
07/16/2010 - Starting in Fall 2010, selected MIAP classes will be open to non-NYU students. Please click here for more information.  More
MIAP Receives $500,000 Grant from Mellon Foundation to Study Video at RiskMIAP Receives $500,000 Grant from Mellon Foundation to Study Video at Risk
04/21/2010 - The MIAP program was recently awarded $500,000 by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to explore the preservation issues associated with circulating video collections held in academic libraries.  More
3rd Annual Experimental Film Lecture 2010:  Ken Jacobs3rd Annual Experimental Film Lecture 2010: Ken Jacobs
02/24/2010 - The 2010 installment in the Experimental Film Lecture Series, presented in cooperation with Undergraduate Film and Television, brought Ken Jacobs to the Michelson Theatre to present a program of new work.  More