Cinema Studies in the Community

The Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts hosts a large collection of events throughout the year on our beautiful Boulder campus. With visiting artists with multiple approaches to film and cinema to workshops with industry professionals to live musical performances. Keep up to date with all of our events through this page and by following us on our social media channels.


Our graduates have successful film careers, becoming producers, artists, editors, directors, actors, camerapersons, and working on the crews of documentaries, narrative features, and experimental films. Some graduate achievement include: winner of award for cinematography at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival; Emmy award winners; nominated for best cinematography at the Independent Spirit Awards; The Independent Film Channel’s award for excellence in student filmmaking; nominated Academy Award, Best Short; gold award from Center for Public Broadcasting as co-producer; international production credits including director/producer/camera roles in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Nicaragua, Thailand, Croatia, Bhutan, Vietnam, Angola, UK and Venezuela; one grad is one of the youngest filmmakers to join the Director’s Guild of America; another grad has received two MacDowell Colony fellowships since 2004.