Everyone has two jobs: their own, and cinema critic
The Centre for Cinema Studies aims to advance the scholarly study of film and film culture in all its diversity, at the University of British Columbia and on the local, national, and global scene.
The scholarly study of cinema has become a key academic discipline in the social sciences and humanities. Film scholars at the University of British Columbia have stood at the vanguard of these developments, helping to shape a field that is becoming increasingly competitive.
The Centre for Cinema Studies has the following objectives:
The Centre for Cinema Studies is proud to be a sustaining member of the Film Studies Association of Canada.
Rebecca Coyle was researching the on-screen presence of Bowen Island, and investigating early Australian cinema composers, and the soundscapes of Baz Luhrmann and The Jetsons.
Professor Philip Drake was researching the reception and political economy of Hollywood's operations in Canada.
María del Mar Grandío was studying the production of TV fiction in Canada, specially, the new ways of production in the new online platforms.
Professor Angela Piccini was studying representations of archaeological heritage in factual screen media contextualized by the 2010 Olympic Games, January-September 2009.
Tomáš Pospíšil is a Visiting Scholar to UBC and Associate Professor in the Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno.