Filmmaking Resources

Resources at Grinnell

Grinnell Filmmakers

A group for filmmakers with any connection to Grinnell College are invited to join this group. Filmmakers are deemed to be those who work in film and television. The membership is designed to include writers, directors, producers, editors, actors, musicians and all others who work in pre-production, production, or post-production. The group's goal is to provide filmic storytellers a bridge from the Iowa cornfields to the the screens of the world. The membership is by request only. We will need to contact you about your Grinnell affiliation prior to admission.

SubjectsPlus: Film Studies

Outside Resources

Film Studies for Free: A pluralist, pro bono, and purely positive web-archive of examples of, links to, and comment on, online, Open Access, film and moving image studies resources of note.

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies

UbuWeb is a completely independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts.

The Bijou Theater. Housed at the University of Iowa (an hour drive from Grinnell), the Bijou Cinema is a non-profit, student-run cinema screening independent, art house, foreign, and classic cinema. Established in 1972, the Bijou Cinema has built a reputation as one of the preeminent student-run theaters in the nation.

The Fleur Cinema & Cafe in Des Moines

Association of Independent Video & Filmmaker

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

The Iowa City Experimental Film Festival

Landlocked Film Festival. A competitive festival celebrating its fifth birthday in August 2011, Landlocked presents independent movies from around the world. Thousands of audience members gather in Iowa City’s historic downtown to watch diverse films, from two minutes to two hours long, from artsy experimentation to outrageous comedy, from heartwarming family stories to heartbreaking drama, from hard-hitting documentary to music video to amazing animation.

The Hardacre Film Festival in Tipton, IA,l is one of the few precious opportunities those of us in our region of the Midwest have to screen truly independent and underground cinema. One of the primary goals of the Hardacre Film Festival is to bring a diverse selection of cutting-edge independent motion pictures to an Eastern Iowa audience who otherwise would not have an opportunity to view these films.

Graduate Resources

Film-TV Critical Studies Graduate Programs (MAs and PhDs)

• Boston University (MA track in Communications)

• Brown University (PhD Modern Culture and Media)

• Chapman University, Dodge College (MA in Film Studies)

• Columbia University (MA in Film Studies)

• Emory University (MA, and PhD Certificate)

• Georgia State University (MA and PhD in Moving Image Studies)

• Georgia Tech (PhD in Digital Media)

• Harvard University (PhD in Visual and Environmental Studies)

• Indiana University (MA and PhD, film track in Communication and Culture)

• MIT (MS in Comparative Media Studies)

• The New School (MA in Media Studies)

• New York University (MA and PhD in Cinema Studies)

• Northwestern University (PhD in Screen Cultures)

• Ohio University (MA in International Film)

• San Francisco State University (MA in Cinema Studies)

• SMU (MA, not currently accepting new students)

• Syracuse University (MA in Media Studies)

• University of Alabama (MA in Telecommunications and Film)

• University of Buffalo-SUNY (MA)

• University of California, Berkeley (PhD in Rhetoric, track in Film and Media Studies)

• University of California-Irvine (PhD in Visual Studies)

• University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) (MA and PhD in Cinema and Media Studies)

• University of California, Santa Barbara (MA and PhD)

• University of California, Santa Cruz (PhD in Film and Digital Media)

• University of Chicago (PhD in Cinema and Media Studies)

• University of Florida (PhD, track in English)

• University of Iowa (MA and PhD in Film Studies)

• University of Miami (MA in Film Studies)

• University of Michigan: Screen Arts & Cultures (PhD)

 University on Minnesota (Graduate Minor in Moving Image Studies)

• University of North Texas (MA in Critical Cultural Studies and MS in Industry Studies)

• University of Oregon (PhD in English with a Film Studies track)

• University of Pennsylvania (Certificate in Cinema Studies for PhD students in other departments)

• University of Pittsburgh (MA, PhD, and Certificate in Film Studies)

• University of Rochester (PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies)

• University of Texas at Austin (MA and PhD in Media Studies)

• University of Southern California (MA and PhD in Critical Studies)

• University of Wisconsin at Madison (PhD in Film and in Media and Cultural Studies)

• Wayne State University (MA and PhD, Film Studies track in English)

• Yale University (PhD in Film Studies) International

• Concordia University (PhD in Film and Moving Image Studies)

• King’s College London (MA and PhD in Film Studies)

• New York University: Tisch Asia

Film-TV Production Graduate Programs (mostly MAs and MFAs)

• American Film Institute

• American University

• Boston University

• California School of the Arts

• Chapman University

• City College of New York

• Colorado Film School

• Columbia College (Chicago)

• Columbia University (New York)

• Emerson College

 Florida State University

• Loyola Marymount

• International Academy of Film and Television

• Maine Media Workshops

• New York Film Academy

• New York University (NYU)

• Northwestern University

• Ohio University

• Rhode Island School of Design

• Rochester Institute of Technology

 San Francisco State University

• School of the Art Institute of Chicago

• Stanford University

• Syracuse University

• Temple University

• University of Buffalo-SUNY

• University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

• University of Central Florida

• University of Iowa

• University of Miami


• University of Southern California (USC)

• University of Texas at Austin

• University of Utah

• University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

You can also find an extensive list of schools (including international programs) at Studies & RadioTelevision, Film

Graduate Programs in Canada

Suggested link:

• Great Northern Way Campus (Masters of Digital Media Program)

• Carelton University (MA in Film Studies)

• University of Victoria

• University of Alberta (MA and PhD)

• University of Calgary

• University of Manitoba (MA and PhD)

• Brock University (Popular Culture MA)

• Ryerson University

• University of Toronto (MA)

• University of Western Ontario (MA)

• Wilfrid Laurier University (MA and PhD)

• Simon Fraser University (PhD in Communications, Media and Cultural Studies track)

 University of British Columbia (MA in Film Studies)

• York University (MA and PhD in Cinema and Media Studies)