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    In a 2012 survey, 87% of film students stated that Film Studies at Western offered an “enriching” and “intellectually stimulating” learning environment.

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    Michael Raine is researching the representation of bodily movement in anime such as "Attack on Titan" (Tetsurō Araki, 2013)

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    Tobias Nagl recalls meeting cultural theorist Stuart Hall (1932-2014) in his article "The After-Life of Stuart Hall. Why Hall?"


Janelle Blankenship

Janelle Blankenship specializes in 19th-century optical technologies; early and silent-era cinema; German film history, European avant-garde and popular science film. Learn more

Joe Wlodarz

Joe Wlodarz specializes in a number of areas including American cinema history, international queer cinema, African-American cinema, film theory, television studies, and more. Learn more



Film Studies 40 Years Ago – The Founding of the Martin Walsh Film Library. Learn more


KINO: The Western Undergraduate Journal of Film Studies

Point of View Magazine (Issue 82: “Focus on Education”)

Awards and Honours 


#OscarsSoWhite: Why diversity at the movies matters

bailey Cameron Bailey, BA'87, Artistic Director of TIFF, comments on the current #OscarsSoWhite movement in The Globe and Mail.

Film looks to add visibility for trans kids

Limina, the latest film by Florian Halbedl, BA’09 (Film Studies, Medical Sciences), left, and Joshua M. Ferguson, BA’09 (Film Studies), centres on an intuitive gender-fluid child named Alessandra. Read more

Film students take top prize

Western Film students take Best Short Documentary at Montreal Film Festival. Jayne Clarke, director, and classmates Sam McGuinness, Travis Pulchinski, Brad Capstick, and Angela Clemente won the prize for their film "Posted", a snapshot of Instagram celebrity Mina Gerges. View Film on Vimeo

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  • Meet nationally and internationally renowned film and media scholars, filmmakers, and scriptwriters at one of our regular talks, workshops or film screenings. All events are free and are open to the public.