Film and Media Studies

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5 College Film Festival 2014

Congratulations to Rachel Bass and Joyzel Acevedo on their 5 College Film Festival wins!

Rachel won first prize as well as Best Narrative Film for "The Princess and the Tree" and Joyzel won Best Documentary and Best of Amherst for "Palimpsest."


Rachel Bass "The Princess and the Tree"

Joyzel Acevedo "Palimpsest"


The Film and Media Studies Program is pleased to announce that Ken Howard class of '66 will be joining us this fall as a Croxton Lecturer. Ken is a Tony and two-time Emmy Award-winning actor who began his career on stage eventually making his way to film and television. He has appeared in over 35 feature-films and may be best known for his role as coach Ken Reeves in the television series The White Shadow. He is a seasoned teacher having taught master classes at the American Repertory Theatre Institute; he was also an instructor at Harvard University and Harvard Law School. He will be teaching a course entitled The Role and the Self whose focus is on the examination of human behavior.

Ken will also be hosting a film series entitled Black and White Nights. Stay tuned for more details.

Please help us welcome him (back) to campus!

Knowing Television

Professor Amelie Hastie, chair of the Film and Media Studies Program, was recently interviewed by Peter Rooney about her course Knowing Television. To read the interview click here.