• Title Associate Professor, Film
  • Office 219E
  • Education BA, University of Michigan
    PhD, The University of Texas, Austin

John Bernstein is a Professor of Film at Boston University. Professor Bernstein has his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and has taught screenwriting, playwriting, film theory, creative writing and English on three different continents, and has conducted professional film seminars at the Munich Film School ,the National Film School of Denmark and the Baltic Film and Media school. In 2012-2013 he was a Fulbright Scholar at Tallinn University. He has also worked as Director of Development, Film Consultant, Story Editor, and Dramaturge for major film companies and theaters. A number of his plays have won national prizes and been staged in a variety of theaters worldwide. His film A Scent of Paradise (starring Penelope Cruz) has won a number of international prizes. The film Snovi, a finalist in the Student Academy is based on his story “Dreams.”

Departments/Site Areas
Film & Television
Degree Programs
MFA in Screenwriting