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The Shelving Premiere Friday, December 8!

Posted by: glenncm | December 7, 2017 | No Comment |

This past Saturday the crew of the CofC Film Club production of The Shelving finished up filming after two months of hard work! The Shelving, an homage to Kubrick’s The Shining, was filmed on CofC’s campus with CofC students in the cast and CofC student writers and filmmakers on the crew. Join us for the premiere Friday, December 8th, at 7pm in Lightsey B08. Congratulations to the crew for completing their first club production! 

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Italian Film Fest This Weekend!

Posted by: glenncm | November 2, 2017 | No Comment |

The Italian Film Fest kicks off tonight and runs through Sunday evening at our very own Sotille Theater on campus. Check it out. Free to students, bring your student ID! A highlight of the festival is the workshop with the filmmakers, which takes place at 11 a.m. on Saturday. http://nuovocinemaitaliano.com/

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Spring 2018 courses

Posted by: glenncm | October 25, 2017 | No Comment |

Here is a tentative list of courses being offered this Spring 2018 that count for FMST credit. Check back frequently for updates.


ENGL 212-01: Cinema: History & Criticism*
Prof. Glenn
M W 2-3:15
RSS 235
ENGL 390-01: Special Topics in Film***
Iconic Heroines in Novels and Film
Prof. Tim Carens
T R 12:15-1:30
Maybank 300
LTIT 270: Introduction to Italian Cinema**
Prof. De Luca
T R 1:40- 2:55
RUSS 390: Russian Cinema in the Original**
Prof. Gomer
T R 1:40-2:55
MYBK 222
LTAR 270: Studies in Arab Cinema**
Prof. Davidson
MWF 1- 1:50
BELL 312
THTR 350-02. Screenwriting***
Prof. Rogers
T R 12:15- 1:30
SCFA 221
THTR 488. Writing for Stage & Screen***
Prof. Rogers
T R 9:25- 10:40
SCFA 221
Pre-req: Playwriting or Screenwriting


*meets the requirement for Cluster 1: Core Curriculum


**meets the requirement for Cluster 2: World Cinema/World Cultures


***meets the requirement for Cluster 3: Specialized Topics in Film & Other Media




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Film Studies Open House This Wednesday Oct 25

Posted by: glenncm | October 22, 2017 | No Comment |

Film Minors and CofC students interested in film courses: come to the College of Charleston Film Studies Open House this Wednesday, October 25 from 5-6 p.m. in ECTR 118. Drop in anytime that hour to learn about spring courses, meet the film faculty, and enjoy some pizza and dessert! Spread the word, bring your friends!

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Recent Article on CofC Film Club

Posted by: glenncm | October 9, 2017 | No Comment |

Check out the recent article on the CofC Film Club, which covers their trip to Trident for the digital filmmaking workshop!

Cameras Rolling


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Posted by: glenncm | October 5, 2017 | No Comment |

Check out the great lineup of films, including Get Out and I Am Not Your Negro, offered by the African American Fall Film Festival this month. See the link below for more information.


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Film Lecture by CofC Professor Giovanna DeLuca

Posted by: glenncm | September 19, 2017 | No Comment |

Brush up on your Italian film knowledge! Check out Professor Giovanna DeLuca’s lecture–“Camorra and Comedy in New Italian Cinema”–this Wednesday, Sept 20, at 4 p.m. in Maybank 117.

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Digital Film Production Fundamentals Workshop

Posted by: glenncm | September 19, 2017 | No Comment |

Attention, aspiring filmmakers! This Friday, Sept 22, filmmaker and Trident Tech film professor Tim Fennell will lead a free workshop for College of Charleston students that will introduce students to the basics of digital filmmaking.

Begin 4pm / Pizza break at 6:30pm / Wrap-up at 8pm

Held on Trident Tech’s main campus. RSVP required, send RSVP to Tim at Timothy.Fennell@tridenttech.edu

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Lights, Camera, Charleston

Posted by: John Bruns | April 27, 2017 | No Comment |

Check out this cool article in CisternYard about Charleston’s place in the history of motion pictures!

Ryan Gosling, at Martin’s Point Plantation, Wadmalaw, SC. From the 2004 film, The Notebook

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The Charleston Civil Rights Film Festival, organized by Jon Hale, Associate Professor of Education, Health and Human Performance and author Benjamin Hedin (In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now). The festival kicks off tomorrow night (Thursday, April 20) at the American Theatre with a screening of Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre, 1968 (dir. Judy Richardson, 2008). From the festival website: “Showcasing shorts, features, and documentaries, the fest explores the long history of the freedom struggle in America. Sited in a city of rare historic significance, the event also engages with the community to promote new forms of activism. Founded in 2017, the fest promises to be an annual fixture of the Lowcountry calendar.” For more information and the full schedule, click here.

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