Posters of six documentary and narrative films produced by Paradigm Studio.

Award-winning filmmaker gives persistence, ‘energy’ to next generation

June 14, 2022

John W. Comerford, who discovered the power of film at CU Boulder, arranges major gift to its Brakhage Center for Media Arts.

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Libraries, cinema studies win support to teach film preservation

Oct. 4, 2021

The $188k grant will help develop curricula to give undergraduates hands-on experiences in film archiving and preservation.


Cinema Studies is getting rave reviews

Aug. 30, 2018

The CU Boulder Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts has made The Hollywood Reporter’s list of the top 25 film programsin the nation.


Biochemistry and cinema studies now have department status

June 22, 2018

At its regular meeting on Thursday at the CU Boulder campus, the University of Colorado Board of Regents voted to approve a new online Bachelor of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies and two new departments for the Boulder campus.


#StopTheCrazyTalk aims to change words, attitudes

April 25, 2018

CU Boulder students create PSA to illuminate language that stigmatizes mental illness.


Filmmaker alums tackle nuclear weapons buildup

Oct. 19, 2017

The nuclear weapons buildup and the protests against it were for many simply the news of the day, but for two filmmakers from the University of Colorado Boulder it may turn out to be a provocative theme for a historical documentary and multimedia oral-history archive.

Alexis Martin Woodall

Emmy winner honed storytelling skills at CU film program

Dec. 5, 2016

Two-time Emmy-winning producer and University of Colorado Boulder alumna Alexis Martin Woodall (BFA-film production, BA-film studies ’02) says CU Boulder’s film-studies program gave her the power to craft compelling stories on the editing floor.

Archiving equipment

Big donation of archiving gear boosts film studies

Feb. 17, 2016

With the recent gift of $2 million worth of professional preservation and archiving equipment from Wyndham Hannaway, a visual‐effects specialist, film studies will be adding film preservation and archiving to impressive list of offerings. Hannaway’s Boulder company, GWH&A, has been a leader in creating professional imaging for film and media services for more than 30 years.

16mm frame still, scanned at 2K from By Pain and Rhyme and Arabesques of Foraging (2012) a David Gatten film. Image courtesy of David Gatten.

Noted filmmaker joins CU film studies faculty

Feb. 17, 2016

David Gatten became fascinated with cinematography after watching Star Wars at age 7, so it’s no surprise he became a filmmaker.