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These link lists can help point you towards a variety of resources around campus, organisations connected to the MHSOC, research groups and the film and media blogroll. If you have suggestions for additions to the list, please contact the grad aperture team.

Concordia University Resources

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Financial Aids and Awards Office

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Project Funding Opportunities

Information on a variety of funding opportunities available to finance student initiatives, including Travel Grants and Special Project Grants.

International Study Opportunities

Discover the world! Learn more about studying abroad and other international opportunities.

Other Study Opportunities

Learn about the MHSoC agreement with the Escuela internacional de cine y television (EICTV) in Cuba, professional internships and independent studies.

Doctoral Students Association Constitution and By-Laws

Official functions and responsibilities of the Doctoral Students Association.

Concordia Student Life

Get involved! Learn more about student life in the Faculty of Fine Arts.

Étudiants Francophones

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International Students Office

The International Student’s Office provides international students with a variety of services.

International Students Information Sessions List

The International Students Office page specifically listing upcoming information sessions.

Concordia Campus Resources

Discover all that the university has to offer, from the recreation and athletic facilities to the libraries to the shuttle bus that connects our two campuses.

Montreal Metro Map

A map of the Montreal metro. For more information including bus and train schedules and maps, visit http://stm.info/en.

Eateries and Attractions

A guide to restaurants, bars, and coffee shops around Concordia's SGW Campus.

 
 

Friends of the MHSOC

Center for Digital Arts

The CDA (Center for Digital Arts) is a center at Concordia University dedicated to providing computer and audio-visual services to the Faculty of Fine Arts.


They have a variety of different offerings, from video editing computer stations, to reservable cameras, sound recorders, projectors, etc.


MA and PhD students in Film Studies are automatically given access to a wide arrange of these resources, which are located in the EV building on the 5th floor of the Fine Arts wing. The booking portal is located here and functions with your MyConcordia credentials. (Note that not all services are available during the pandemic.)

Cinema Politica

Cinema Politica is a media arts, non-profit network of community and  campus locals that screen independent political film and video by Canadian and international artists throughout Canada and abroad. 


Cinema Politica’s biggest and longest running local was founded at Concordia University, Montreal in 2004 and ever since it attracts between 300 and  600 people to its weekly screenings. Each semester programming is focused around themes that touch on social justice, environmental and cultural identity issues, and all screenings aim to bridge political independent filmmaking, local activism and civic education and engagement. 


Cinema Poltica Concordia is administered by the Concordia Cinema Politica Student Association (CCPSA) which is a legally incorporated non-profit fee-levy group funded by undergraduate and graduate students at Concordia.

Global Emergent Media Lab

The GLOBAL EMERGENT MEDIA (GEM) Lab is a unique research platform centered on the critical study of global new  media. GEM projects examine emergent media forms and practices in a global context, and address the pressing need to broaden our  understandings of media and globalization beyond dominant Western  contexts and epistemologies. Key areas of focus include: Asian Media and Modernities; Video Cultures; Media and Migration; Global Smart Technologies; Internet Television and Videographic Research Methods,  among many other collaborative projects.

The GEM LAB offers crucial support for the larger CRC Research Program by providing  a cutting edge Lab space for day-to-day research activities and special events; digital ethnography projects (including production and  postproduction tools), access to a UHD/HD motion picutre film scanner  for digitization and archiving; monitoring stations for the capture and  analysis of internet video (e.g. “streaming”) and other online platforms, as well as seminars, workshops, master classes, and  conferences.

The GEM Lab is open to graduate students, faculty, and other researchers and practitioners. To find out more please join our mailing list, attend an upcoming event, and learn about our current and past initiatives.

GradLibrary

The Grad Lounge Library (aka GradLibrary) is a resource for current graduate students at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. Inside is a collection of film and media texts (theory, criticism, biography, etc.), hundreds of class readings (CoursePak-fodder), and an archive of film journals. 2016-2017 Librarian: Felipe Bonilla  (felipe.gbonilla@gmail.com).

La Cinémathèque Québécoise

La mission de la Cinémathèque Québécois est de sauvegarder le patrimoine  audiovisuel mondial, en privilégiant les œuvres québécoises, canadiennes  et le cinéma d’animation international, pour le mettre en valeur à des fins culturelles et éducatives. 


The Cinémathèque Québécoise is  Montreal’s museum of moving images. Its mission is to preserve and promote the world’s audiovisual heritage, with an emphasis on Quebec and Canadian works as well as international animation, and to make it available for cultural and educational purposes.

Le Cinéclub / Film Society

Open to all cinephiles since 1992, Le Cineclub / Film Society has been bringing Montrealers the best of cinema from around the world and from all eras, with films dating from the 1890s to today. 


From local experimental works to  Hollywood Blockbusters in cinemascope, there is something for everyone. We don’t just watch films, we experience them…on the big screen in genuine motion picture film! 


Part of our activities include the conservation and preservation of precious reels of celluloid in our archives. Plus : Special displays, guest speakers, café lounge etc. All  in genuine intimate state-of-the-art cinemas right downtown at Concordia University. 


Film Society events generally run EVERY SECOND SUNDAY and are co-presented with the prestigious Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. At intermission we serve coffee, tea, drinks and delicious home-made  desserts. So come join the fun!

MFA Studio Arts on Tumblr

This tumblr blog is for the Master of Fine Arts Program in Studio Arts: Concordia University, which houses the Film Production MFA track. This blog is a rolling feed of current news, shows, reviews, and thoughts of the current students and alumni. We are also linked to galleries and community events that  support the students and alumni.

MIRC Online Catalogue

Visual Media Resources is mandated to maintain, preserve and provide  access to moving image resources while adopting and introducing new technologies for teaching and learning. VMR supports teaching and research by providing the following media services and facilities to faculty and students: access to media library containing over 26,000 titles, including 9,000 on DVD and Blu-ray disc, and a film vault with 35 and 16mm films; bookings and reservations for in-class presentations; reference and duplication services; newly refurbished research area for individual viewing with 40” HD screens; mini-cinema equipped with 16mm  projector, screen and 55” HD plasma; classroom equipped with 63” HD plasma; seminar room equipped with a 63” HD plasma.

National Film Board of Canada

Through the NFB website you can watch thousands of films online! Enjoy documentaries, animations, alternative dramas, experimental films and interactive productions on the web. Accessible via web or phone apps. A large amount of the collection is free to view for personal use and on a subscription basis for schools and institutions. The library can give you access to NFB CAMPUS to view almost the entire catalogue by logging in here.

Offscreen

Offscreen has been online since 1997, along with its French language sister journal Hors Champ. Based in Montréal, Offscreen is a wide-ranging film journal that covers film festivals, retrospectives, film forums, and both popular and more academic events.


In short, our goal is to produce intelligent, thoughtful, and combative film criticism, analysis, discussion, and theory. We are driven to this end  because we feel strongly that, within today’s image saturated info-entertainment landscape, cinema needs to be rigorously discussed in  order to continue being an important voice of cultural and artistic expression well into the 21st century. 


Offscreen is edited and maintained by Donato Totaro, Ph.D, who has also been a film studies lecturer at Concordia University since 1990.

Synoptique

The Film and Moving Image Studies Doctoral Students’ Association (FDSA) in partnership with the Concordia Graduate Film Studies Student Association (CGFSSA) jubilantly announces the re-launching of Synoptique as Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies, an editorially peer-review, bilingual journal housed at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, at Concordia University in Montréal.

The Platform Lab

The Platform Lab is dedicated to the study of platforms in all forms. From video distribution and production (Netflix), to social media (Twitter), to transactional intermediaries (Uber), to apps and their increasing platformization (LINE and WeChat), to the automobile industry, the financial sector, and the various other iterations and mobilizations of the platform concept, the Platform Lab is a space for the study of the platforms and their cultural, social, political, economic impacts. The Platform Lab is particularly committed to the study of platforms from the angle of their global, regional, or national impacts, with attention paid to the political economy of platforms, their uneven power relations and geographical distribution, and their impact on cultural production and consumption. It is committed to the study of the terminological proliferation of the platform concept and the managerial strategies behind it, to the practical, hardware or software incarnations of these platform objects, and to their cultural effects.


The Platform Lab offers hosts a number of platform-related projects. One of these is the Media and Animation Platforms (MAP) initiative, which includes the “Animating Television” reading and research group of which is co-organized with the GEM Lab. This includes the analysis of the impacts of platforms on anime (in its regional and global circulation), as well as the queer theoretical interventions into animation studies. A second project is the analysis of apps, with particular focus on apps from East Asia. A third project examines the managerial strategies and practices around platforms, paying particular attention to the industrial contexts such as automobile production.

Research and Working Groups

Global Emergent Media Lab

The Global Emergent Media (GEM) Lab is a gathering point and funder of many grad student led working groups, past groups include "Porn Studies at Concordia", "Politics of Alternative Media", etc. The lab also has a yearly working group / seminar series centering on different aspects of "Media and Political Theory."


The best way to get the lay of the land for a years programming is to come to the Fall term open house organised at the lab on the 6th floor of the FB building.


These various groups are often headed up by groups of MA and PhD students in the faculty, check their websites "Events / News" blog or "Annual Seminar" page for information on what groups are operating in a given year.

The Platform Lab

The Platform Lab is dedicated to the study of platforms in all forms. From video distribution and production (Netflix), to social media (Twitter), to transactional intermediaries (Uber), to apps and their increasing platformization (LINE and WeChat), to the automobile industry, the financial sector, and the various other iterations and mobilizations of the platform concept, the Platform Lab is a space for the study of the platforms and their cultural, social, political, economic impacts. The Platform Lab is particularly committed to the study of platforms from the angle of their global, regional, or national impacts, with attention paid to the political economy of platforms, their uneven power relations and geographical distribution, and their impact on cultural production and consumption. It is committed to the study of the terminological proliferation of the platform concept and the managerial strategies behind it, to the practical, hardware or software incarnations of these platform objects, and to their cultural effects.


The Platform Lab offers hosts a number of platform-related projects. One of these is the Media and Animation Platforms (MAP) initiative, which includes the “Animating Television” reading and research group of which is co-organized with the GEM Lab. This includes the analysis of the impacts of platforms on anime (in its regional and global circulation), as well as the queer theoretical interventions into animation studies. A second project is the analysis of apps, with particular focus on apps from East Asia. A third project examines the managerial strategies and practices around platforms, paying particular attention to the industrial contexts such as automobile production.

Sense Lab

Sense Lab | A Laboratory for Thought in Motion is composed of  artists, academics, researchers, dancers, and writers working together  to explore the active passage between research and creation. The Lab  considers research to be creation in germ, and creation to produce its  own concepts for thought. The Lab holds monthly reading groups, a  bi-monthly speaker-series entitled Bodies-Bits///Corps-Données – a  platform for the exploration of work in progress both local and  international – as well as a series of international events entitled  Technologies of Lived Abstraction. Each of these events are conceived as  vehicles for the exploration of modes of participation that take  thought as their laboratory for creative practice and creative practice  as a platform for thought.


All are welcome. We are located at Concordia University (Hexagram) in  EV 11-625, 11-655. The person of contact for the Sense Lab is Dr. Erin Manning.

Screen Cultures Research Group

The Screen Culture Research Group (SCRG) has been working to advance  cross-disciplinary, inter-faculty, discussion about screen culture since  2006 and has acted as a vehicle for graduate students and faculty  located in several departments to meet and share research in process  that relates to issues of screen materiality. Our series of events have  an explicitly international focus, with attention placed on the global  historical impact of screen technologies.  The sessions are designed to  be a conversation among faculty members, including researchers directly  involved in screen studies as well as those with a developing interest  in these topics. Graduate students whose research intersects with the  workshop are invited to attend.


Faculty members include Charles Acland (Communications), Alice Ming  Wai Jim (Art History), Bart Simon (Sociology), Haidee Wasson  (Cinema). The main contact for SCRG is Charles Acland.

Concordia Documentary Centre

Founded in 2005, the Concordia Documentary Centre is an interdisciplinary research centre for scholarly  research and creative activity within the field of documentary arts. It  is a home for researchers, teachers, students, documentary artists and  archivists committed to the advancement of documentary research at  Concordia University.

Members: Thomas Waugh, Luca Caminati, Joshua Neves, Daniel Cross, and Elizabeth Miller.

Sound Studies Working Group

This working group brings together scholars and graduate students  from a variety of academic departments to allow for a new forum for  interdisciplinary work that has sound as its center in order to learn  and share our respective disciplinary expertise and approaches. The  working group also includes a reading group; presentations of  work-in-progress by faculty and graduate students working in sound  studies at Concordia, McGill, and Carleton University, as well as talks  by invited speakers – past speakers included Dr. Neepa Majumdar  (Pittsburgh) and Dr. Jonathan Sterne (McGill). The group is open to  scholars already working in sound studies, and those who are interested  in incorporating approaches to sound into their research and teaching.


Members of the working group: Elena Razlogova (History), Catherine  Russell (Film), Masha Salazkina (Film), Chris Salter (Design and  Computation Arts), Marc Steinberg (Film). The main contact for this  working group is Dr. Masha Salazkina.

 

Film & Media Blogroll

Category D: A Film and Media Studies Blog

(Written by Chris Cagle) It’s been my belief for some time that there needs to be a blog, and ultimately many blogs, devoted to academic film and media studies. There is no shortage of websites devoted to film, television, popular culture, or new media. And a few of them are written by scholars, teachers, mediamakers or other educated critics: see the blogroll for  some of these. But to my eyes, few of them are fully devoted to  discussing and promoting the discipline as a discipline. This is where Category D steps in.

Celebrity Gossip, Academic Style

(Written by Anne Helen Petersen) "Celebrity Gossip, Academic Style" is an attempt to  reconcile my current research, a fascination with stars, and the  impulse to alter the landscape of academic publishing.

Chris Fujiwara: Insane Mute

Chris Fujiwara is the Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. His latest book, Jerry Lewis, published by the University of Illinois Press, has been called “essential reading” (Richard Brody, The New Yorker) and “excellent” (Dave Kehr, The New York Times). Jonathan Rosenbaum (Cineaste)  calls it “the first extended critical treatment of Lewis in English  that Lewis deserves — including a thoughtful, sympathetic, and lucid  (yet in no way sycophantic) thirty-two page interview that is  conceivably the best one anyone has ever had with him.” According to  Edward Crouse (Cinema Scope), “Fujiwara’s frame is a  glassbottomed boat where one views how J[erry] L[ewis]’s shifting  identities and elongated gags mutated screen comedy.”

Chris Marker: Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

Chrismarker.org is an randomly-compiled, taxonomically naive and  hopefully useful archive of ruminations, bibliographic &  filmographic notations, untimely meditations, mnemonic minutiae and  other glosses on the cinematic, written, photographic and multimedia  work of world-citizen & time-traveler Chris Marker – the “mercurial  international man of semiotic mystery.”* (Or, as the endnotes to Abschied vom Kino puts  it, Chris Marker is: “Autor, Aktivist, Filmemacher, Fotograf,  Internaut, Kritiker, Medienkünstler, Poet, Publizist / Author, activist,  filmmaker, photographer, Internaut, critic, media artist, poet,  journalist.” We might add: friend to animals).

Cinephile: The University of British Columbia’s Film Journal

Cinephile is a peer-reviewed journal edited by graduate  students in the Film Studies program at the University of British  Columbia. The journal aims to provide a forum to discuss aspects of film  theory, history, and criticism, and is intended to provide a platform  to share research papers, book reviews, and reports that engage with  debates appropriate to film, media, and cultural studies. As a  peer-reviewed journal, Cinephile endeavors to promote the Film  Studies portion of the program as an inclusive but discriminating  environment which is dedicated to publishing work of the highest  scholarly quality and appeal.

Dave Kehr: Reports from the Lost Continent of Cinephilia

Dave Kehr is an American film critic. A critic at the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Tribune for many years, he writes a weekly column for The New York Times on DVD releases, in addition to contributing occasional pieces on individual films or filmmakers.

David Bordwell: Observations on Film Art

David Bordwell is an American film theorist and film historian. Since  receiving his PhD from the University of Iowa in 1974, he has written  more than fifteen volumes on the subject of cinema including Narration in the Fiction Film (1985), Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema (1988), Making Meaning(1989), and On the History of Film Style (1997). He and Kristin Thompson maintain the blog “Observations on Film Art” for their recent ruminations on cinema.

Film Comment

For almost 50 years, Film Comment magazine has featured  in-depth reviews and critical analysis of mainstream, art-house and  avant-garde filmmaking from around the world. Winner of the 2007 Utne  Independent Press Award for Best Arts Coverage: “Film Comment  regularly publishes some of the best film writers in the world, and they  probe and parse cinema in ways that deepen our experience of it.”

Film School Thesis Statement Generator

Enter a movie. Click create. Write your paper.
“The subversion of the male gaze in I Now Pronounce You Chuck  exposes the major pillars of post-feminism.”

Film Studies For Free

A pluralist, pro bono, and purely positive  web-archive of examples of, links to, and comment on, online, Open  Access, film and moving image studies resources of note. FSFF is  lovingly tended (in a personal capacity) by Catherine Grant, of Film  Studies at the University of Sussex. She always wanted to be a Borgesian  librarian when she grew up.

Fred Camper: My Writing on Film

I am Fred Camper, an artist who makes digital prints of multiple  photographs, and who lives in Chicago. For many years before starting to  complete these works, at the beginning of 2005, I was, and still am,  also a free-lance writer and lecturer on art, photography, and film.  When I was younger I was a filmmaker. This site has a large number of my  film articles on-line, several articles on art, and links to a few of  my art reviews that artists or galleries have placed on their sites, a  list of my favorite filmmakers, and many other things. Coming in the  future: a few more film articles, many more art articles, photography  reviews, and other stuff.

Glenn Kenny: Some Came Running

One of those foo-foo film sites.

Global Queer Cinema

Global Queer Cinema is a collaborative research project engaged in  investigating queer film cultures from a global perspective and  analysing world cinema from a queer point of view. In addition to  scholarly inquiry into the spaces and forms of queer world cinema, its  activities include programming innovative queer cinema, holding  workshops, and bringing scholars together with film festival  programmers, filmmakers and activists from around the world for public  discussions of queer visual culture. The GQC website focuses on new  writing on global forms of queer cinema and will form an open access  archive for project-generated material, and for queer film and moving  image studies resources. We publish shortform and some longer pieces on  international queer cinema, using scholarly models from queer theory and  film studies but not limited to traditional academic writing and  publishing models. We are interested in the worldly shapes and spaces of  queer cinema, its styles, its institutions and its archives.

Henry Jenkins: Confessions of an Aca-Fan

Henry Jenkins is the Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism,  and Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. He arrived  at USC in Fall 2009 after spending the past decade as the Director of  the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program and the Peter de Florez  Professor of Humanities. He is the author and/or editor of twelve books  on various aspects of media and popular culture, including Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory CultureHop on Pop: The Politics and Pleasures of Popular Cultureand From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games. His newest books include Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide and Fans, Bloggers and Gamers: Exploring Participatory Culture. He is currently co-authoring a book on“spreadable media” with Sam Ford and Joshua Green. He has written for Technology ReviewComputer GamesSalon, and The Huffington Post.

J. Hoberman: Das Blog of Shameless Self-Promotion!!!

James Lewis Hoberman, also known as J. Hoberman, is an American film critic. He started at The Village Voice in the 1970s, became a full-time staffer in 1983, and was the senior film critic from 1988 to 2012.

Jim Emerson: Scanners

Jim Emerson, the founding editor-in-chief of RogerEbert.com, is a  Seattle-based writer and film critic whose love of movies has led to  experience in nearly every part of the film world, from writing (and  re-writing and re-writing), through “development hell” and production,  to exhibition, marketing (including promotion and advertising), writing  features and criticism for many publications (in print and on the  Internet), and academic study. He was the editor of the late Microsoft  Cinemania, a multimedia movie encyclopedia on CD-ROM and the web, and  has been the editorial director of other encyclopedic film-related web  sites such as Reel.com and the now-defunct start-up, FilmPix.com.

JonathanRosenbaum.com

Jonathan Rosenbaum is an American film critic. Rosenbaum was the head  film critic for the Chicago Reader from 1987 until 2008. Apart from  Notes (comments on books, films, paintings, music, etc.), which are  posted periodically, along with reprints of texts of mine that may not  otherwise be readily available, this web site includes Featured Texts  which are, most often, long reviews which appeared in the Chicago Reader between 1987 and early 2008 -– and a list of recent publications and upcoming events, updated with some regularity.

Linday Ellis

This is the personal website for video essayist / film critic Lindsay Ellis. Ellis started out making video content in 2008 after finishing her BA, however in 2014 she started her current channel which focuses on long form video essays. Her essays feature a sharp sense of humor and critical ability. Some of her notable essays center on the history of Walt Disney productions and the genre conventions of social video sites.


Ellis received her BA in Film Studies from New York University in 2007 and MFA from USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2011. She is also a New York Times bestselling genre fiction author.

Museum of the Moving Image: Moving Image Source

Museum of the Moving Image: Moving Image Source – Articles, calendar, dialogues, research guide.

Reverse Shot

Reverse Shot is a quarterly, independently published film journal.

RogerEbert.com

Welcome to RogerEbert.com, the online home of Roger Ebert, the  best-known and most widely read film critic in the world. Our goal for  the initial phase of developing this site is to collect, assemble, and  integrate virtually everything Ebert has written since he began working  as the movie critic of the Chicago Sun-Times back in 1967 – the  year of Arthur Penn’s revolutionary “Bonnie and Clyde,” John Boorman’s  “Point Blank” and Howard Hawks’ “El Dorado,” and the arrival in America  of Ingmar Bergman’s “Persona” and Luis Buñuel’s “Belle de Jour.”

Self-Styled Siren

Farran Smith Nehme’s film blog from NYU. “She’s brainy, she’s funny, she  knows old movies better than lots of so-called pros, and she writes  like a Noel Coward heroine turned substitute teacher.”
–Tom Carson, GQ Magazine

Senses of Cinema

Senses of Cinema is an online journal devoted to the serious  and eclectic discussion of cinema. We believe cinema is an art that can  take many forms, from the industrially-produced blockbuster to the  hand-crafted experimental work; we also aim to encourage awareness of  the histories of such diverse forms. As an Australian-based journal, we  have a special commitment to the regular, wide-ranging analysis and  critique of Australian cinema, past and present. Senses of Cinema is primarily concerned with ideas about particular films or bodies of  work, but also with the regimes (ideological, economic and so forth)  under which films are produced and viewed, and with the more abstract  theoretical and philosophical issues raised by film study. As well, we  believe that a cinephilic understanding of the moving image provides the  necessary basis for a radical critique of other media and of the global  “image culture”.

Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule

“There is no one in the blogosphere more able to make me look at a movie with fresh eyes.” — The Self Styled Siren

The House Next Door

The House Next Door is the official blog of Slant Magazine, and is home to all things film, music, television, theater, politics, and more.

The Seventh Art

The Seventh Art is an independently produced video magazine  about cinema featuring profiles on interesting aspects of the film  industry, video essays and in-depth interviews with filmmakers. Issues  are released monthly and the production is based out of Toronto, Canada.

 
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