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Current doctoral student Sarah Choi was awarded the AAUW American Fellowship for the 2024-2025 academic year.   The American Fellowship program support women scholars who are pursing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing… Read more
The CMS Graduate Conference "Mediating Experience, Experiencing Mediation" will take place on May 4th in HUB 340.  Keynote Speakers:  Prof. Weihong Bao, University of California, Berkeley Prof. Diana Flores Ruiz, University of Washington, Seattle The experience of film and media is susceptible to forces of technology, materiality, labor, and environment.  how are our experiences with media augmented, infected, and altered by these forces?  In what ways do we… Read more
The Department of Cinema and Media Studies is co-sponsoring a screening of Invisible Beauty, followed by Q+A with Bethann Hardison and the film director Frédéric Tcheng on Friday, April 19, in PACCAR 192 at 4pm. The essential memoir of fashion pioneer Bethann Hardison, INVISIBLE BEAUTY shines a spotlight on one of the fashion industry’s most influential icons who, as a pioneering Black model, modeling agent and entrepreneur, has… Read more
Please join us for two short screenings and a conversation with Christopher Harris, this coming Monday, April 15, from 2:30 to 4:20pm, in Paccar 291. Christopher Harris is the F. Wendell Miller Associate Professor and Head of Film and Video Production at the University of Iowa. Harris's celebrated films and installations employ a wide variety of experimental approaches to African American historiography, including manually and photo-chemically altered appropriated moving images, staged… Read more
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The College of Arts & Sciences celebrates undergraduate and graduate students from across all four divisions, who are recognized for making the most of their time at the UW.  Featured on University of Washington 
Kenneth Zacher (Ken or Kenneth preferred) Junior, just transferred from North Seattle last quarter Favorite Movie: Climax (2019) by Gaspar Noe How did you know you wanted to major in CMS? I first found out about CMS while I was working on my transfer degree at North Seattle. I'd been kinda skeptical about really looking into film as a career path because I was always worrying about the money back then. Anyone can be a creator these days, you know? And as a… Read more
University of Washington Cinema & Media Studies Graduate Conference May 4, 2024 Keynote Speaker: Weihong Bao, UC Berkeley Call for Proposals Throughout history, our encounters with cinema and media have unfolded within complex scenarios and environments. Corporeal, embodied interactions with technological devices like 3D glasses, VR equipment, and headphones shape many viewing experiences. Behind-the-scenes labor performed by mobile projectionists, translators, and censorship… Read more
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Alumna Kenna Fojas (BA, CMS) wrote about her experience directing her first short film, "Peach Fuzz", and how it ignited her passion for filmmaking as a conduit for self-discovery in an article published in the November issue of Lifestyle Asia. An excerpt of article is available on the Lifestyle Asia site. 
Join LUX Film Production Club for a talk with Emmy and DGA winning writer and director Richard Shepard on Wednesday, October 25, 4:30-6:00pm in PAA A110. He will be speaking about his experiences and career in film and television.  The talk is followed by a screening of Richard Shepard's new film "Film Geek" at Majestic Bay. 
Department of Cinema and Media Studies will be hosting our annual fall pizza and bowling party, THE BIG SOCIAL, on Friday, October 27th from 3:30 to 5:00pm in the HUB Bowling Alley.  Free bowling, pizza, and drinks!  No prior knowledge or experience of bowling is necessary.  Come meet CMS professors and fellow students. All CMS students are welcome!