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Jennifer Cazenave Gives Lecture in Paris with the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information

Last week, as part of the Claude Lanzmann retrospective organized by the Bibliothèque publique d’information at the Centre Pompidou, Prof. Jennifer Cazenave, Director of Undergraduate Studies in CIMS, traveled to Paris to give a public lecture on the largely unedited interviews with women survivors found in the outtakes of Lanzmann’s renowned documentary Shoah. Still as part […]

Carl Sprague Gives Talk at BU

On November 16th, the Cinema & Media Studies Program was joined by Art Director, Carl Sprague, for a conversation about his work with Wes Anderson, a collaboration that has spanned over 20 years. He presented sketches and stories from The Royal Tenenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The French Dispatch.  Thank you to all who attended and […]

Jennifer Cazenave Quoted in “Le Monde”

  Jennifer Cazenave, Director of Undergraduate Studies in CIMS, was recently quoted in Le Monde and interviewed on a French Youtube show about Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah and the outtakes from it, which was the subject of her first book. Prof. Cazenave has also published an article about the outtakes from Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah for Balises ( ), which is the magazine of the […]

CIMS Professor Jennifer Cazenave Hosts Screening at Coolidge Corner Theatre

CIMS Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies Jennifer Cazenave recently hosted a screening at the Coolidge Corner Theatre for her course, “Auteur Filmmaking: Céline Sciamma & Sébastien Lifshitz.” During this special day of class, students watched Lifshitz’s latest film, Casa Susanna (2022), before staying in the theater to have their usual in-class discussion. Of the screening, […]

CAS Announces New Course Alongside Student Internships

CAS has announced the CAS Internship Program for Spring 2024, which provides students with a new course in conjunction with their off-campus internship. According to CAS, “the course compliments the experiential learning you’ll be doing in your internships, by encouraging critical self-reflection and the development of career readiness competencies.” Admittance to the course is application-based […]

CIMS Fall 2023 “Auteur Film” Course Hosts Production Workshop

Students in Jennifer Cazenave’s “Auteur Film: Céliene Sciamma and Sébastien Lifshitz” class recently participated in a production workshop hosted by industry professionals. During the workshop, students were instructed on how to use CIMS’ cameras, tripods, lighting equipment, and sound equipment. The students are able to used CIMS four sets of film equipment that were purchased […]

CIMS Announces 2023 Fall Film Series

This week, CIMS announced the 2023 Fall Film Series, including the line-up of films to be presented. This semester, the series will consist of six screening events from different CIMS faculty members. On Tuesday, September 19, Visiting Assistant Professor Alex Denison will present Olivier Assayas’ Personal Shopper (2016); on Wednesday, October 4, CIMS Director and Professor Jonathan […]

CIMS Welcomes New Visiting Assistant Professor

The Cinema & Media Studies Program is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Alex Denison, this academic year’s Visiting Assistant Professor. Dr. Denison received his Ph.D. in Film Studies from the University of Iowa where he studied the aesthetic and political ramifications of digital cinema.  In addition to film scholarship, he works in film […]

Cloe Rankin wins 2023 College Prize in Cinema & Media Studies

Cloe Rankin has been named the 2023 College Prize winner in Cinema & Media Studies. The College Prize is given to one student in each department or program each academic year based on the following criteria: Strong academic credentials, as demonstrated through the classroom, laboratory, or in the field. Participation and, ideally, leadership with student […]

BU Student Marisol Barcelata Wins 2023 Inclusive Short Film Competition

The CIMS co-sponsored “Inclusive Short Film Competition: Film for All, Film for Everyone” awarded its first-place prize to 3rd-year Sociology student Marisol Barcelata. Barcelata’s short film, Haciendo Un Hogar (Making a Home), draws on her own experiences of trying to find home throughout her life and how immigrants face unique challenges in their “journey of creating homes […]