News & Events

  • morrison screen capture
    Tue, Feb 13, 2018 to Wed, Feb 28, 2018

    In anticipation of Bill Morrison's visit to the University of Iowa, March 1-3 as part of the UI Provost's Global Forum International Programs and Obermann Humanities Symposium: "Against Amnesia: Archives, Evidence, and Social Justice Symposium," Cinematic Arts will be hosting a screening series of a selection of Morrison's short films over the next three weeks. 

    Morrison screening series schedule

  • Kahlil film still
    Fri, Feb 09, 2018

    kahlil event poster

  • Halimuhfack still
    Thu, Feb 01, 2018

    "All his life Stan Brakhage grappled with William Carlos Williams’ dictum, 'No ideas but in things,' not sure if it could be applied to the ephemeral nature of moving images. The 14th Brakhage Center symposium features Christopher Harris among the three filmmakers who offer different approaches to this  poetic concept. They each take the 'stuff' of the world (including objects, images, and movies) as primary material, sometimes examining the thingness of things and other times mining the ideas and emotions latent within (or projected onto) these objects.”

  • Bonner LPR photo
    Tue, Jan 30, 2018

    Our very own Hannah Bonner was recently featured in The Little Patuxent Review for her essay Fixed in a Moment of Fierce Attention: 13 Ways of Looking at Claire Underwood. The issue published her essay as well as an interview with Bonner. 

  • Woody Harrelson
    Fri, Jan 26, 2018

    Film Studies PhD Student and Bijou Executive Director, Hannah Bonner, was recently featured in The Daily Iowan article on Woody Harrelson's visit to The University of Iowa, linked below:

    Woody Harrelson at UI for first U.S. screening of “Lost in London”

    Harrelson also paid a visit to Bonner's class on February 26th. 

  • scholarship opportunity: apply now
    Thu, Jan 25, 2018

    The Michael D. Harmeyer Scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving undergraduate student or students. Up to two awards of approximately $1250 each will be awarded. Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • dalina latinx
    Wed, Jan 24, 2018

    The Department of Cinematic Arts congratulates MA student in Film Studies Dalina Perdomo for receiving the Student Research Award for her presentation “I Study Where You Vacation: Homeschooling Laws and Bilingual Education in Puerto Rico,” which she presented at the University of Iowa College of Education Latinx Educational Excellence in the Midwest Conference held on campus in October, 2017.  Dalina’s award comes with a cash prize and an invitation to attend next year’s conference. 

  • CAA logo
    Tue, Jan 23, 2018

    Jenn Proctor, filmmaker and associate professor in Journalism and Screen Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and Jonathan Rattner, filmmaker and assistant professor in the Cinema & Media Arts Program and the Art Department at Vanderbilt University, discuss teaching film and video production.

    Link to full article here:

  • david conley
    Fri, Nov 03, 2017

    David Conley (BA 1990) is Executive Visual Effects Producer at New Zealand-based Weta Digital, one of the world’s premier visual effects companies, founded by the renowned New Zealand director Sir Peter Jackson. This puts him at the heart of such acclaimed films as Valerian, Wonder Woman, War for the Planet of the Apes, and the Hobbit 2 & 3, in addition to the Academy Award-winning Life of Pi and other cinematic masterworks.

  • Baba Hillman
    Mon, Jan 22, 2018

    Vertical Cinema is excited to host our first event of the spring semester with Filmmaker Baba Hillman in person this Friday! She will present a 45 minute program of recent films (some on 16mm) to be followed by an audience Q&A. Please see attached poster and share widely - Hope to see you there!

    Walking Films: Three Ballads by Baba Hillman
    Friday, January 26th at 7pm
    Adler Journalism Building, Room 105
    FREE and open to the public