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Graduation Ceremony and Reception

The December 2014 Film Studies Graduation Ceremony/Reception will be held Friday, December 19th, in the British & Irish Studies Room on the 5th floor of Norlin Library at 11:00 a.m. For more information on commencement, please see

On-going events

  • International Film Series — From its inception in 1941, and onward, the IFS played a crucial role in building up an audience in Boulder for the works by such directors as Akira Kurosawa, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, John Cassavetes, and many more. As other theaters took notice of this growing audience they also began to expand their programming and, up through the 1980's, there were many single-screen theaters in town, some of which were also dedicated to art-house cinema. While most of those screens are now defunct, the IFS remains committed to eclectic cinema that is locally programmed.
  • First Person Cinema — The First Person Cinema series is the longest running showcase of avant-garde film in the world. Started in 1953 by Stan Brakhage and Bruce Conner, the series has been directed by Don Yannacito since the late 1960s and continues to be one of the most highly respected international showcases for the makers of personal film in the world.
  • Celebrating Stan — A screening of Stan Brakhage’s films on the first Sunday of every month during the academic year. Venue: ATLAS 100. Time: 7:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public. The series is hosted by Suranjan Ganguly, Film Studies professor.

Festivals and Competitions

  • Telluride Student Symposium — You don’t need to be a film student. All you need is a consuming passion for film. Seize the opportunity to immerse yourself in dialogue with some of the greatest filmmakers out there, along with other students with similar enthusiasm. Our aim is to nurture your passion with the hope we will encourage the making of strong and inspired films for the many Telluride Festivals to come!



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Film Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder
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