FAMS is pleased to offer events in support of its academic mission, including screenings by established and burgeoning filmmakers, guest lectures by critical historians and theorists, and workshops/lectures by writers and producers working in film, television, video and new media.

Please note: The FAMS calendar also features film screening opportunities sponsored by other departments on the Amherst College campus. 

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Student Video Showcase

Watch an online showcase by students in the Amherst College video production classes "Foundations in Video Production" and "Films That Try: Essay Film Production." Both showcases will go live at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 11, and will be accessible until Sunday, May 31.

"Foundations in Video Production": https://vimeo.com/showcase/7089855
With videos by:
Max Curlin
Michelle Han
Shuzo Katayama
Ronan Levy
Mary Prather
Anniyah Rawlins
Esteban Sanchez
Juliana Saxe
Jacqueline Shen
Rocio Stejskal
Hantong Wu
Clay Zachery

"Films That Try: Essay Film Production": https://vimeo.com/showcase/7089849
With videos by:
Meredith Ao
Noah Jacobs
Hapshiba Kwon
Abbey Paccia
Claire Seaman
Ryan Sholtis
Ryan Yu

Featured Article

Still from Milagroso Azul (Miracle Blue) by Joyzel Acevedo '15
Still from Milagroso Azul (Miracle Blue) by Joyzel Acevedo '15

Political yet Personal: Student Documentaries Explore Torture and Immigration

A former military police officer attempts to reconcile his love for music with the memory of hearing it used as a weapon while stationed at Guantanamo Bay. An immigrant family from Cuba mourns the loss of their wife/mother/grandmother thousands of miles from the place they know as home. These are the real stories behind two documentaries filmed, edited and produced by Ashley Blasczyk '15 and Joyzel Acevedo '15 as part of their Film and Media Studies senior thesis projects.

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