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    CAS Andrew Harris Fellow Wins Fellowship

    Milton Guillén, Andrew Harris Fellow in the Film and Television Studies Program, was selected to receive Harvard University’s prestigious 2023-24 Film Study Center-LEF Foundation Fellowship. Find out more about the award and his upcoming film in this Q&A.

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    FTS Harris Fellow Milton Guillén is awarded the prestigious Harvard Film Study Center-LEF Foundation fellowship to support work on his new film, My Skin and I (working title).  Learn more 

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    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

    For more information

  • 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

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    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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Film and television surround us constantly. No one goes through the day without contact with the hypnotic power of the screen. The aim of the Film and Television Studies program at the University of Vermont is to make sense of the mediatized world that we inhabit and to give students the tools to contribute thoughtfully to it. We offer courses that deal with topics ranging from Italian Neorealism and Akira Kurosawa to Pixar films and Breaking Bad. These courses not only introduce students to the formal aesthetics of media but also the history and theory that give it context, including theories such as psychoanalysis, critical race theory, cultural studies, and feminism. Our creative courses include screenwriting, animation, cinematography, and all major aspects of media production. Film and Television Studies students participate in organizations such as the UVM Film Club, take up vibrant extra-curricular options for producing media, screen films, work on internships, and meet people with similar interests. All our research faculty members are actively publishing scholars, while our creative faculty produce significant film and video works. Above all, we are here to help students find a way to actualize their passion, whether it be through critical thinking, theorizing, writing, or creating film and video pieces.

Todd McGowan


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