Awards and Honours


Our undergraduate students have presented their research at international conferences, including the Notre Dame Undergraduate Film and Television Conference, the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Undergraduate Conference and the Film Studies Association of Canada Conference. They are also the recipients of prestigious prizes and awards, including the Frank Capra Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Film Criticism and the Microsoft Imagine Cup, Short Film Competition. 


Jagiellonian University (Poland) honors Professor Falkowska with Habilitation Degree

janinaJanina Falkowska, Professor in Film Studies, has been involved in international projects with Poland and other European countries for the past 15 years. She has participated in international conferences dealing with Europe and the European unification project and has developed a steady research relationship with the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, the oldest university in Poland. With the participation of the Jagiellonian University, she has organized conferences and workshops in Poland and Canada.

Her research interests involve not only cinemas in Poland and other European countries but also small cinemas in other geographical regions. Along this line, she has been involved in the organization of three international conferences on small cinemas in Canada, the United States and Romania. Together with David Desser and Lenuta Giukin, she has most recently edited a book Small Cinemas in Global Markets. Genres, Identities, Narratives.

To honor her great contributions to the promotion of Polish cinema abroad and to recognize her Full Professorship in Europe, in 2013 Professor Falkowska was awarded a habilitation degree by the Jagiellonian University at a lavish ceremony in the university’s oldest Great Hall. The photograph on the left depicts this medieval ceremony.