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April 20, 2017 | SCMS-U Presentation
Congratulations, Seline and Jen!
Film Studies Honors students Jen Martin-Cannon and Seline Boer will present research papers at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Undergraduate Conference at the University of Minnesota April 21-22, 2017. SCMS-U is a conference featuring students from North America and around the world presenting their scholarly work on cinema and media. A panel composed of University of Minnesota faculty selected thirty proposals for the fifth annual conference.


March 30, 2017 | Wolf Performance Hall
The Western Undergraduate Film Festival
Join us for our annual Undergraduate short festival. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at Fitzray's right after the festival.


March 11, 2017 | IGAB Atrium
March Break Open House
Join us for March Break Open House to meet with our faculty, staff and students and learn more about Film Studies at Western.


March 4, 11 & 18, 2017 | London Public Library
Japanese Food: A Documentary Film Series
Through beautiful images and heartwarming personal stories, Michael Raine presents a film series that traces the origins of food in Japan and how it is understood, from the medieval period to the present day. By tracing the development of characteristic foods we can understand how the Japanese culture relates to its natural environment and how some food preferences are still connected to its history and ecology. In Drops of Heaven we are introduced to Yoshiko TATSUMI's "Soup of Life" that is the basis of her teaching on natural food in Japan. Dashi & Shoyu uncovers the history of those most characteristic flavors in Japanese home cooking. Finally, The Birth of Sake shows us the dedicated workers in a small family brewery as they prepare a new batch of Japan's representative alcoholic drink. All films have English subtitles.


February 2, 2017 | Western News
Alumunus finds his calling behind the camera
It was during-and after–an elective first-year Film Studies class he pinpoints as the actual ‘pivotal’ moment when he knew he made the right choice to come to university as a mature student.


February 1, 2017 | The Grand Theatre
Silent Film Series
Robert Bruce and Peter Karle present a 4-day Silent Film Series at The Grand Theatre. From February 1st-4th, a unique silent film will be projected with the live musical compositions from Canadian composer Robert Bruce. The films being aired in this series are: Feb 1st, Silent Comedy Shorts: A program of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Harry Langdon. Feb 2nd, It - starring Clara Bow Feb 3rd, Safety Last - starring Harold Lloyd Feb 4th, The General - starring Buster Keaton.


November 17, 2016 | The Gazette
Twelve Angry Men, one groundbreaking show
Directed by Film 1022 student Jack Phoenix, Theatre Western delivers a transcendent experience.


November 9, 2016 | Western News
Film festival fills gap in local arts scene
Regional film festivals – such as the inaugural Forest City Film Festival, taking place Nov. 11-13 at the London Public Library’s Wolf Performance Hall – are an important opportunity for local cinephiles and filmmakers to get involved and share their work, said Constanza Burucua, who teaches in the Film Studies and Modern Language and Literature departments at Western.