• Interview with Kate Johnson
  • Interview with Alberto Zambenedetti
  • Interview with Scott Richmond

Emerging as a technological novelty at the turn of the twentieth century, cinema quickly developed in multiple directions simultaneously: as a complex and varied artform; as an influential mass entertainment; as an often controversial social phenomenon; and as an economic force.


Undergraduate Program

Summer 2017 Courses

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Introduction to Film Study
Mon & Wed, 12-4

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The Crime Film
Tue & Thu, 12-4


Mobility and Migration in Moving Image Media
Mon & Wed, 5-9


Aspects of a National Cinema: Britain

Ru Paul's Drag Race

Framing the Real:
Reality TV and Documentary Cinema

Wed & Fri, 12-4

Wilderness in the Cinema
Tue & Thu, 12-4

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Cinema Studies Student Union
The voice of Cinema Studies undergraduate students.

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Screenings, seminars, and special events at the Cinema Studies Institute.

Graphic Course

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Applications for Graduate Studies

The Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto offers a funded 12-month M.A. program, and a Ph.D. program in Cinema Studies with four years of funding.

  • Applications were accepted from October 14, 2016, to 11:59 p.m. January 11, 2017.
    Payment must have been received by January 11. Applicants who had paid by that deadline may upload documents by 11:59 p.m. January 18. Referee letters may also arrive by that deadline.
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CIN Graduate Elective Seminars 2016-17

Graduate students from departments outside the Cinema Studies should contact the Graduate Program Assistant to inquire