Centre for Cinema Studies - Welcome
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:
- to promote and facilitate original research into film and film culture that contributes to the wider understanding of its role in society;
- to provide a platform for interdisciplinary academic discussions that involve cinema in all its facets;
- to encourage, and be a prime venue for, the national and international exchange of esteemed doctoral, and postdoctoral film researchers;
- to be a welcoming host for, and play an active part in, the organization of academic forums that further peer debate, communication, and networks;
- to play a custodian role in developing a wide range of accessible resources and tools for the study of film and film related materials (including the Film Library)
- to establish an archival collection for the preservation and study of film and film related materials.
- to promote active collaborations and joint research initiatives into the study of film culture;
- to stimulate, and actively participate in, the dissemination of results of research into film to the public;
- to offer expert advice and consultation for policy purposes concerning film culture.
The Centre for Cinema Studies is proud to be a sustaining member of the Film Studies Association of Canada.