Forms for Cinema Studies undergraduate courses and scholarships requiring application are posted here for each upcoming academic sesson.

Established in 2022, the Arthur Hiller Award, named for the filmmaker, is intended to support outstanding racialized and minoritized students pursuing Cinema Studies. This award will give $1000-5000 and mentoring opportunities to outstanding candidates newly enrolled in the Cinema Studies program. Strong preference will be given to student applicants who self-identify as Black and Indigenous. For more information about the Fellowship, please visit Awards and Scholarships.


Application form and deadline for 2024 will be posted here.


Established in 1985, this $10,000 award recognizes an outstanding University of Toronto student graduating or has graduated within the last year with a Specialist or Major in Cinema Studies, and is proceeding to further study in film and/or related media. For more information about the Fellowship, please visit Awards and Scholarships.

To apply for this award, applicants must complete the form below and should also:• Prepare a statement on a separate page (maximum one page long) outlining their plans for graduate study in film (course of study, school, length of program, etc.) and email it to• Request two Cinema Studies faculty members to submit letters of recommendation directly to no later than the application deadline.

Application form and deadline for 2024 will be posted here.


CIN410H1; CIN411H1; CIN412H1; CIN420H1; CIN430H1; CIN431H1; CIN432H1; CIN440H1; CIN450H1; CIN451H1; CIN452H1; CIN460H1; CIN461H1; CIN470H1; CIN471H1; CIN472H1; CIN480H1.

Majors in Cinema Studies require one 400-Level Seminar to complete their program.

Specialists in Cinema Studies require two 400-Level Seminars to complete their program.

Prerequisites: CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, plus seven FCEs.

Corequisite: CIN301Y1

Priority enrolment is now closed. Once course enrolment begins in July, any student with the prerequisites can enrol in the remaining spaces in the 400-Level Seminars via ACORN. 

The practice of film criticism: studies of examples of journalistic and scholarly critical writing, practical sessions of process writing, and collaborative editing. Course includes regular film screenings. This course is offered biannually.

Prerequisites: CIN105Y1Y - Introduction to Film Study, 1.0 credit in Cinema Studies courses. 

The deadline to submit an application form was Monday, May 29, 2023 at 9:00am. Please email to inquire. 

CIN490Y1Y; CIN491H1F; CIN492H1S

Independent research projects are devised by students, supervised by Cinema Studies faculty, and open to Specialist and Major students in the Cinema Studies program. Students must enlist a Cinema Studies faculty to serve as supervisor, and submit a proposal along with a course syllabus to to be reviewed by the Undergraduate Committee.

Independent Study does not fulfill the 400-Level Seminar program requirement in the Cinema Studies Major and Specialist programs. 


The deadline to apply for Independent Studies is May 1, 2023 for Fall 2023 course, November 1, 2023 for Winter 2024 course, and April 1, 2024 for Summer 2024 course.

2023/2024 Independent Study Application Form (Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Summer 2024 courses)