Theatre and Film Teaching Assistantships for 2014/2015 Academic Session.
The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for one fulltime (100%) renewable 12 month lecturer position (1 year contract) in Film Studies, in the Department of Theatre and Film, commencing July 1 2014.
Submit to Cinephile! Submissions for our upcoming issue of Cinephile MUSIC IN DOCUMENTARY (Issue 10.1) are due March 17.
MA Film Alumnus Joshua M. Ferguson Earns Recognition for Whispers of Life
FREE Lunchtime Films! Cinema Salon @ UBC Library
Iconic Videomatica film collection available at UBC and SFU
Alumni Cam Cronin and Gerald Vanderwoude Take on New Roles at UBC
100 Cult Films? There's an app for that!
Ernest Mathijs “takes film buffs down the rabbit hole.”
Congratulations to Jonathan Cannon, who has been accepted to the PhD program in Screen Studies in the Department of English at Oklahoma State University. Jonathan is a graduate of the MA in Film Studies program at UBC. His master’s thesis was entitled, “Ambivalent Ambulation: Fan Pilgrimage and the Itinerantextual Cult Film.” Best of luck, Jonathan!
Cinephile's latest issue 9.1 Reevaluating Television now available!
The Department of Theatre & Film congratulates Ernest Mathijs on promotion to Full Professor.
IN MEMORIAM, MARK HARRIS. Mark Harris, dedicated UBC Theatre & Film faculty member, dies at 62.
Cinephile's latest issue 8.2 Contemporary Extremism now available!
The Centre for Cinema Studies (CCS) at the University of British Columbia has launched an international audience survey on digital cinema.
More on project
Associate Professor Ernest Mathijs Weighs in on Game of Thrones
More at: wire.arts.ubc.ca
Students Seth Soulstein & Peter Lester published in SCOPE
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Congratulations to Jessica Hughes, who has been accepted to the PhD program at the University of Queensland in Australia. Jessica is a graduate of the MA in Film Studies program at UBC. Her master's thesis was entitled, "The Good, the Bad, the Thirsty: De-Mystification in the Postmodern Vampire Film." Congrats Jessica!
Collection Represents a Lifetime of Film Study: The family of retired UBC professor Aristides Gazetas has kindly donated a
collection of 56 film books to the UBC Department of Theatre and Film's film
library in the Visual Resources Centre.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Lisa Coulthard, who has been elected Chair of the Editorial Board and Managing Editor of the Canadian Journal of Film Studies.
Congratulations to UBC Theatre and Film Prof. Ernest Mathijs on the launch of his controversial new book "100 Cult Films".
Film Studies prof Ernest Mathijs interviewed on Zombie love!
"Cowboys and Aliens with Angst". Brent Stang, a former MA Film Studies' student and now a PhD student at SUNY, was interviewed by the Globe and Mail on the Western genre.
Film Studies Professor Brian McIlroy has recently received one of the new SSHRC Insight Development Grants for a project entitled “Screens in Vancouver: Cinemagoing and the City in 1914.”
"Drunk History and Displaced Vocality"
Starting as a web phenomena, making it onto HBO’s Funny or Die Presents and winning the 2010 Jury Prize for Short Film at the Sundance Film Festival, Derek Waters’ and John Konner’s Drunk History highlights the drama of American history, the convergence and transfer between media in our modern age and the hilarious potential of vocal displacement and incongruity.
>>Continue reading Professor Lisa Couthard's newest essay on FlowTV
“Vancouver has a film festival?” Ernest Mathijs and Diane Burgess are asked what they think in the Globe and Mail.
"If film cultism today is only what William Bainbridge and Rodney Stark would call an ‘audience cult’ or ‘client cult’, and what Janet Staiger calls ‘visible fandom’ , if cult cinema’s current impulse is disconnected from the history of cultism, why do cult receptions of television and cinema not lose all of their appeal as a factor of resistance against the mainstreaming of culture?"
>>Continue reading Professor Ernest Mathijs' newest essay on FlowTV
Gifts to the Film Program at UBC ensure that today's Film students have access to the resources that give them the best education possible. With the costs of education rising and the numbers of students growing, UBC has made a commitment to students that no qualified person be denied a UBC education based on financial ability to pay. Your gift would provide Film students with the opportunity to pursue their passions, and take their achievements out into the world.
Film Studies at UBC
We are proud of our Film Studies alumni. The first Film Studies minor (Meredith Powell) graduated in 2000; the first film studies major (Robert Maydonik) graduated in 2003; the first Film Studies Honours student (Daniel Robbins) graduated in 2012. Listed here are the BA Honours, Majors and Minor students who have graduated by year:
James Andrew Cross
Sawyer Lee Moore
Ya Feng Cheng
Jenny van Enckevort
Hye Jin Lee
Danica Tsan Danica
Mun Hyun Eum
Hamish van Der Ven
The first UBC official MA in Film Studies with thesis was officially granted in 1988 to Maria Insell; however, at least two previous students: Jan-Marie Martell (1978) and Peter Johnson (1984) were awarded MAs in Theatre for a thesis on a film studies topic, and thus they are included on this list.
Jan-Marie Martell (1978)
Peter Wilton Johnson (1984)
Maria Insell (1988)
Lori Johnson (1988)
Debora Peraya (1992)
Mark Harris (1992)
Stephen Lee (1994)
Melanie Nash (1994)
Richard Kennedy (1995)
Lesley Anderson (1995)
Peter Urquhart (1995)
Katie Weekley (1996)
Anthony Kinik (1997)
Diane Burgess (2000)
Najat Dajani (2000)
Monika Stangel (2002)
Katharine Pettitt (2002)
Jonathan Stubbs (2002)
Brock Poulin (2005)
Jennie Carlsten (2005)
Lindsay Steenberg (2005)
Brenda Wilson (2006)
Christine Evans (2006)
Richard Colin Tait (2007)
Katherine Barcasy (2008)
Brenda Cromb (2008)
Andrew De Waard (2009)
Graeme Krautheim (2009)
Renee Penney (2010)
Colleen Montgomery (2010
Brent Strang (2010)
Joshua Ferguson (2011)
Jessica Hughes (2011)
Jonathan Cannon (2012)
Dax Sorrenti (2012)
Chelsea Birks (2013)
Oliver Kroener (2013)
Babak Tabarraee (2013)