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April 27, 2021
Cynthia Li Major: Cinema & Media Studies and Computer Science Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA Favorite Film: Arrival (2016) What do you like most about the CMS major? I love the interdisciplinary and intertextual aspects of the major. One of the reasons why I decided to major in computer science was how far-reaching the field is, and I feel the same exact way when it comes to CMS. To understand different types of films, one has to understand different cultural... Read more
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April 21, 2021
This week at the UW, attend a talk on Gender in the E.U, visit the Henry Art Gallery, and more. Featured on UW News 
April 20, 2021
The 18th Annual Seattle Black Film Festival kicked off on Friday, April 16th.  The ten day festival will be presented virtually this year, with fully online and on-demand screenings.  Daily timed events during the weekend of April 23-25 will feature entertainment and conversations will filmmakers.  Over 70 official selection of films explore the following themes: A Diaspora in Displacement, Decolonizing the Narrative in... Read more
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April 14, 2021
James Tweedie, professor of cinema and media studies, has been awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship. Featured on UW News 
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April 12, 2021
Professor James Tweedie was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Film, Video, and New Media Studies from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.  The Foundation offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions. For 2021, 184 artists, writers, scholars and scientists were selected... Read more
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April 8, 2021
Katherine Munoz-Castano, a first year student pursuing a double major in Art and Cinema + Media Studies and a recipient of the Crabby Beach foundation Art Scholarship, is interviewed about her time at the UW. Featured on School of Art + Art History + Design 
Gopal Abstract
April 7, 2021
Northwest Research Media Commons Presents Dr. Sangita Gopal Associate Professor, Cinema Studies, University of Oregon “Lethal Acts: Bollywood’s New Woman and the Nirbhaya Effect.” April 9, 3:30pm Zoom link: Meeting ID: 995 207 0475 Abstract "Lethal Acts" explores the emergence of the violent femme and the femme ... Read more
SIFF advertisement
April 2, 2021
The 47th Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) runs April 8-18 this year.  This year’s virtual Festival will showcase 92 features and 126 shorts from 69 countries. Department of Cinema and Media Studies is proud to be the official sponsor of the following three films that are showing at SIFF this year: Caterpillars, Summer of 85, and ... Read more
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March 24, 2021
We have received news that doctoral student Barbara Krystal has been awarded $7000 Alfred G. and Elma M. Milotte Scholarship ( for the 2021 academic year.  Wildlife photographers and film makers Alfred and Elma Milotte used artistic communication to educate and inspire the public to the wonders of the natural world. Weaving art and science together illuminates their shared guiding principle of... Read more
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March 20, 2021
The Department of Cinema and Media Studies stands with UW President Ana Mari Cauce’s recent statement on anti-Asian violence and supports the various resources offered by the UW to our community.  In addition to the rise in anti-Asian violence, we must ask UW leadership to speak out against elected officials who inflame the anti-Asian violence under the guise of free speech.  At the March 18, 2021 US House of Representatives hearing on anti-Asian violence and discrimination, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX... Read more