Film Studies

Film Studies

Film Studies affords students the opportunity for in-depth exploration of one of the world’s most vibrant and influential cultural practices as both an analyst and a practitioner. Students develop the ability to think critically, analyze both visual and written texts, communicate persuasively, and produce their own digital media projects. Major & MinorCourses

Spring 2023 Course Offerings

Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature & the Arts

Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature & The Arts


Reimagining Community In Cinema

The University of Richmond 2023-2024 Tucker Boatwright Festival of Literature and Arts is hosted by the Film Studies interdisciplinary program. “Reimagining Community in Cinema” explores the diverse ways in which community is historically imagined and reimagined in documentary and fiction film from the silent era to the digital age. Through events such as symposia, masterclasses, film screenings and conversations with filmmakers, the festival honors in particular the contributions of historically marginalized communities.

Upcoming Events

Sonja Bertucci n Search of Time Lost

Film Screening: In Search of Time Lost (first full cut)

Sonja Bertucci, filmmaker and assistant professor of languages, literatures, and cultures and the film studies, will screen the first full cut (still in progress) of a feature-length, 78-minute, documentary film entitledIn Search of Time Lost. The film is a meditation on aging, memory, and finitude told through the lens of a centenarian couple based in Los Angeles.

The first full cut was screened on November 14, 2022 in Ukrop Auditorium. 

Faculty Highlights

Dr. Françoise Ravaux-Kirkpatrick
Ravaux-Kirkpatrick Awarded International Honor for Contributions to the Arts

Françoise Ravaux-Kirkpatrick, professor of French and film studies, has been awarded the rank of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture for her contributions in the artistic and literary field. Learn more.

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Dr. Jessica Ka Yee Chan
Jessica Chan Publishes First Book

Dr. Jessica Chan has published Chinese Revolutionary Cinema: Propaganda, Aesthetics, and Internationalism, 1949–1966 (London: I.B.Tauris, 2019) and has a forthcoming article “Literature of the Oppressed: Lu Xun and Nikolai Gogol,” in Frontiers of Literary Studies in China. .

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Film Studies Faculty Students at the French Film Festival

Local Film Festivals

Film buffs can get their fix at a variety of festivals on campus and throughout Richmond.

Contact Us

Mailing address:

Film Studies Program
217 Carole Weinstein International Center
211 Richmond Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 662 3008
Fax: (804) 289-8313

Program Coordinator: Monika Siebert