Film and Media Studies

The Five College Film Council works to coordinate the study of film and video at all five campuses.

The members of the Council include faculty members drawn from a number of disciplines ranging from foreign languages to literature, history and media studies. They meet regularly to exchange information about courses as well as faculty appointments, and plan a coordinated approach to meeting common needs for instruction.

The Council sponsors an undergraduate film and media studies conference and an annual student film and video festival, both held during the spring semester.

The Five College FC Film Studies Announcements email list is open to faculty, staff and students interested in Film Studies to share announcements and information. Visit the Five Colleges Film Studies Announcements page to subscribe or unsubscribe.

The email list for Five College Film Studies Council business is for faculty members only. Visit the FC-Film-Council page to request to subscribe or unsubscribe.  Please contact the Five College Academic Programs office for more information about joining these email lists.

On This Page

Faculty

Kara Lynch, Associate Professor Emeritx of Video Production 

Susana Loza, Associate Professor of Critical Race, Gender, and Media Studies

Abraham Ravett, Professor of Film and Photography

Lise Sanders, Professor of English Literature & Cultural Studies 

Hope Tucker, Assistant Professor of Video and Film

Robin Blaetz, Professor of Film Studies and Chair of Film Media Theater

Justin Crumbaugh, Associate Professor of Spanish, Latina/o, and Latin American Studies

Bernadine Mellis, Five College Senior Lecturer in FIlm Studies

Ajay J. Sinha, Professor of Art History

Paul Staiti, Professor of Fine Arts on the Alumnae Foundation

Thomas E. Wartenberg, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

Elizabeth Young, Professor of English and Gender Studies

Alexandra Keller, Professor of Film Studies, Director of Film Studies Program

Anna Botta, Professor of Italian Studies and of World Literatures

Dawn Fulton, Professor of French Studies

Barbara Kellum, Professor of Art

Daniel Kramer, Professor of Theatre

Jennifer Malkowski, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies

Richard Millington, Helen and Laura Shedd Professor of English Language and Literature

Fraser Stables, Professor of Art

Frazer Ward, Professor of Art

Joel Westerdale, Associate Professor of German Studies

Courses

Spring 2023 Film and Media Studies Courses

Subject Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Institution Meeting Times
ANTH 238 01 Soundscapes/River Valley Jeffers Engelhardt Amherst College TU/TH | 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
ARCH 360 01 Performance Heidi Gilpin Amherst College F | 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
ASLC 232 01 Bollywood Cinema Amherst College M/W | 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
ASLC 430 01 Ozu Crossing Borders Timothy Van Compernolle Amherst College M/W | 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
ENGL 180 01 Film and Writing Lise Sanders Amherst College SU | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
ENGL 251 01 Representing Reality Pooja Rangan Amherst College M/W | 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
ENGL 369 01 Cinematic Worlds Joshua Guilford Amherst College M | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
ENGL 388 01 Screenwriting Eric Sanders Amherst College TU/TH | 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
ENGL 484 01 It Was the '70s Amelie Hastie Amherst College M | 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
EUST 230 01 Race Migration Ger Cinem Christian Rogowski Amherst College TU/TH | 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM
HACU 0107 1 Non- Fiction Film Abraham Ravett Hampshire College 01:00PM-03:50PM M;07:00PM-09:00PM TU
HACU 0131 1 Global Cinemas Eva Rueschmann Hampshire College 10:30AM-11:50AM M;10:30AM-11:50AM W;06:30PM-09:30PM M
HACU 0234 1 Traveling Identities Eva Rueschmann Hampshire College 02:30PM-03:50PM M;02:30PM-03:50PM W
FMT 102 01 Introduction to Film Studies Robin Blaetz,Tian Hui Ng Mount Holyoke College TTH 10:30AM-11:45AM;W 07:15PM-10:05PM
FMT 102 02 Introduction to Film Studies Instructor To Be Announced,Tian Hui Ng Mount Holyoke College TTH 09:00AM-10:15AM;W 07:15PM-10:05PM
FMT 240VE 01 Video Editing Flonia Telegrafi Mount Holyoke College F 01:30PM-04:20PM
FMT 240VP 01 Intro to Video Production Elliot Montague Mount Holyoke College W 01:30PM-04:20PM
FMT 240VP 02 Intro to Video Production Flonia Telegrafi Mount Holyoke College M 01:30PM-04:20PM
FMT 330EX 01 Women Experimental Filmmakers Robin Blaetz Mount Holyoke College TH 01:30PM-04:20PM
FMT 340TV 01 Scripted TV Series Production Elliot Montague Mount Holyoke College TH 01:30PM-04:20PM
FMS 251 01 A Global History of Television Sebnem Baran Smith College M W 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM
FMS 251 F01 A Global History of Television Sebnem Baran Smith College M 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
FMS 280 01 Intro to Video Production Anaiis Cisco Smith College W 1:20 PM - 4:00 PM
FMS 282ap 01 T-Advanced Production Anaiis Cisco Smith College F 1:20 PM - 4:00 PM
FMS 290 01 Colq:Theories&Methods Sebnem Baran Smith College TU TH 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM
FMS 290 F01 Colq:Theories&Methods Sebnem Baran Smith College TU 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
FMS 311 01 Sem:MediaFandom&FanStudies Sebnem Baran Smith College TH 1:20 PM - 4:00 PM
FMS 311 F01 Sem:MediaFandom&FanStudies Sebnem Baran Smith College W 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
COMM 446 01 Film Documentary Bruce Geisler UMass Amherst TU 2:30PM 4:30PM
COMM 446 01AA Film Documentary UMass Amherst TU 4:45PM 5:35PM
COMP-LIT 381 01AA Self-ReflectiveAvant-GardeFilm UMass Amherst TU 2:30PM 3:45PM
COMP-LIT 381 01AB Self-ReflectiveAvant-GardeFilm UMass Amherst TU 4:00PM 5:15PM
COMP-LIT 395A 01 S- International Film Noir Don Levine UMass Amherst W 4:00PM 6:30PM
FILM-ST 284 01 The Undead Souths Patrick Mensah UMass Amherst TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM
FILM-ST 296F 01 IS-MAMulticulturalFilmFestival Daniel Pope UMass Amherst W 7:30PM 10:30PM
FILM-ST 353 01 African Film Patrick Mensah UMass Amherst TU 4:00PM 6:45PM
FILM-ST 353 01AA African Film UMass Amherst TH 2:30PM 3:45PM
FILM-ST 353 01AB African Film UMass Amherst TH 4:00PM 5:15PM
FILM-ST 381 01AA Self-ReflectiveAvant-GardeFilm UMass Amherst TU 2:30PM 3:45PM
FILM-ST 381 01AB Self-ReflectiveAvant-GardeFilm UMass Amherst TU 4:00PM 5:15PM
FILM-ST 446 01 Film Documentary Bruce Geisler UMass Amherst TU 2:30PM 4:30PM
FILM-ST 446 01AA Film Documentary UMass Amherst TU 4:45PM 5:35PM
FILM-ST 497FL 01 ST- F. Fellini: The Liar Andrea Malaguti UMass Amherst TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM
FILM-ST 497P 01 ST- Film Podcasting Daniel Pope UMass Amherst TU 4:00PM 7:30PM
FILM-ST 497S 01 ST- Untold Screenwriting Daniel Pope UMass Amherst M 4:00PM 7:00PM
FILM-ST 691J 01 S- Holocaust Cinema Olga Gershenson UMass Amherst W 4:00PM 6:45PM
FILM-ST 697FF 01 ST-Gender, Film, Theory & Prac Barbara Zecchi UMass Amherst W 4:00PM 6:30PM
FILM-ST 697FL 01 ST- F. Fellini: The Liar Andrea Malaguti UMass Amherst TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM
HONORS 391AH 19 Honors Discovery Seminars Patricia Montoya UMass Amherst TU 4:00PM 4:50PM
ITALIAN 497FL 01 ST- F. Fellini: The Liar Andrea Malaguti UMass Amherst TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM
ITALIAN 697FL 01 ST- F. Fellini: The Liar Andrea Malaguti UMass Amherst TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM

The Five College Student Film Festival

An image of a retro television with information on the event.

The festival will be held virtually via Twitch this upcoming weekend. Come watch the amazing films and support the Five College community at this year’s festival! If you have any questions If you have any questions please feel free to email us or contact our Student Director Amparo Saubidet. You can keep up to date with the festival via our Facebook and Instagram.

Mission Statement

This year, as in many years past, the Five College Film Festival’s mission is to share the stories of students from across the Five Colleges through the medium of film. In line with last year’s theme and mission, we will be encouraging the submission of films that look critically at structural inequalities within any of the intersecting frameworks and identities of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, disability and or nationalism. We hope that all students, regardless of background or experience with filmmaking, share their stories.

Resources

Please find resources for the program below:

Amherst College
Film and Media Studies

Hampshire College
Film, Photography, and Video

Mount Holyoke College
Film Studies

Smith College
Film and Media Studies

UMass Amherst
Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies

Five College Consortium
The Lorna M. Peterson Prize

Contact Us

Five College Film and Media Studies Major Steering Committee

Amherst College
Joshua Guilford (Co-Chair), English and Film and Media Studies

Hampshire College
Eva Rueschmann, Cultural Studies
Lise Sanders (Co-Chair), English Literature and Cultural Studies

Mount Holyoke College
Robin Blaetz, English

Smith College
Anaiis Cisco, Film and Media Studies

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Shawn Shimpach, Communication, Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies

Five College Staff Liaison
Ray Rennard, Director of Academic Programs

Connect

View the Five College Student Film Festival Vimeo Channel!
Join the Five College Film Program Google Group!