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Faces of Western: Western student interns at Cannes

Brent Holmes, The Western Gazette, May 17, 2014

cannes studentA Western student has landed a job working as an intern at the biggest film festival in the world. Alissa Chater, a fourth-year film studies student, will be bumping shoulders with at the Cannes International Film Festival this month. Read more


From film critic to festival director

Brent Holmes, The Western Gazette, April 3, 2014

cameronLast Friday night, Western graduate, Gazette alumnus and current director of the Toronto International Film Festival, Cameron Bailey, delivered a lecture on the development of a global brand for TIFF. It has been a long journey for Bailey, who started writing movie reviews for the Gazette in the 1980s. Bailey remembers the experience at The Gazette and how it got him where he is today. Read more


New documentary looks to collect games, memories

 cultureplexBy Adela Talbot, Western News, August 7, 2013 
Video games have come a long way since Nintendo first dominated the market in the 1980s. Three decades later, Rob McCallum has plans to go a long way to document the Nintendo saga, all the while hunting for its classic games. Read More 


Filmmaker stands 'Alone' atop festival

by Adela Talbot, Western News April 12, 2012

Social media, the very tool that's brought the world together, is likewise responsible for worldwide alienation, according to one Western student. Read More


Film class turns camera onto community

by Paul Mayne, Western News May 24, 2012

Nicole Cheese didn’t know what she would discover when she looked through her camera’s viewfinder. What she captured amazed even her. Offered by the Faculty of Arts & Humanities for the first time last semester, the third-year course Special Topics in Film Studies: Service Learning took students out of the classroom and into the community where they spent nearly four months at a number of community-based organizations. Read More