• film students smiling together at the camden film festival venue.

    Diving Into the World of Documentary Film

    This past fall, CAS Film and Television Studies students had the opportunity to screen high-caliber documentaries and mingle with Oscar winners at the Camden International Film Festival. Discover what they learned and how they've been inspired. Photo credit: Annika Ellis

  • Art Professor Film to Premiere at Berlin International Film Festival

    The Berlin International Film Festival recently selected “North By Current,” a genre busting experiential documentary by UVM’s Madsen Minax for inclusion in the film festival’s prestigious summer line up. Read More.

  • Visual Artist Maryam Tafakory: A performance lecture by Iranian award-winning director exploring the limits of post-revolution Iranian censorship across cinematic depictions of touch.
    Thursday, September 22, 2022
    Lafayette Hall L207 7:00pm-8:30pm

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  • Robert Richardson at an elevated camera rig on a movie set

    Remote Class Goes Hollywood

    Once a student at UVM, Robert Richardson is one of the world’s great cinematographers today, the go-to director of photography for film directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Oliver Stone and Martin Scorsese. Fall 2020 marked the debut of a new course, Film and Television Studies 131: Cinematography and the Films of Robert Richardson, led by Professor Hilary Neroni. (Courtesy photo) Read More

  • view from behind the Hollywood sign, looking down at buildings on a lush green hill

    Hollywood's Cat Connection

    UVM Film and Television Studies Professor Sarah Nilsen took a dozen UVM students to Los Angeles for four jam-packed days over the winter break as a capstone experience for a course on the movie industry.

  • Channeling Disney: American Wildlife Revisited

    '18 Alum Matt Schildkamp collected clips of Florida Everglades nature for project inspired by 1953 Disney True-Life Adventure film.

  • UVM Film students getting real world experience in a professional setting.

    UVM Fellowship to Stowe Story Labs

    Senior Matt Schildkamp was the selected UVM film student for the inaugural UVM fellowship to Stowe Story Labs, a nonprofit that helps promote emerging talent from around the world.

  • Kilik comes home

    Film producer and alum John Kilik (Hunger Games, Dead Man Walking, Foxcatcher) makes regular returns to UVM for screening films and talking to students.

The Film and Television Studies program is dedicated to producing critical media thinkers and producers who are capable of working and contributing to our increasingly diverse and technologically sophisticated society.

Welcome from the Director of the Film and Television Studies Program

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Whether you are interested in Film and Television Studies as a major, a minor, or just want to take a course or two, our program has something for you. Our course offerings include a range of topics, from film studies to theory, production, and screenwriting. Our faculty are actively engaged in research and creative work. In addition to the academic program, student-run clubs, such as the UVM Film Club, offer vibrant extra-curricular options for engagement in producing media, screening films, and meeting students with similar interests. Many FTS majors also take advantage of internship opportunities, both locally and around the country to gain additional real-world experience. I look forward to hearing from you.

Hyon Joo Yoo


Why study film?: FTS graduates share their experience.