College of Charleston’s Student Film Festival 2024

Hello Film Lovers!

College of Charleston’s Film Club wanted to announce our annual film festival. We need more entries! If there is any short film you have made submit it, it could be from a class, creative project, etc.! If there is a short film a peer has made, tell them about the film festival! We would really like to see what College of Charleston’s film students have created and think this is a wonderful opportunity to showcase them. If you have any questions feel free to use any of our resources linked below. 

Deadline: March 29th, 2024
College of Charleston’s Film Club Email: collegeofcharlestonfilmclub@gmail.com
College of Charleston’s Film Club Link Tree: https://tr.ee/eFiYpqmFMM

Schedule of Fall 2024 Film Courses

Here’s a preliminary list of courses offered Fall 2024 that will count toward FMST credit. Click highlighted text for course description (if available). Check back frequently for updates and additions.

ENGL 212.01
The Cinema: History & Criticism*
Dr. Glenn
TR 1:40-2:55pm
ENGL 212.02
The Cinema: History & Criticism*
Rogers
MW 2:00-3:15pm

ENGL 212.03
The Cinema: History & Criticism*
Rogers
MW 3:25-4:40pm
ENGL 351
Studies in American Cinema*
Dr. Glenn
TR 12:15-1:30pm

ENGL 390
Special Topics in Film: Creative Production for
Motion Picture and Screen Content***
Rogers
MW 5:30-6:45pm

ARTH 294
City and Cinema***
Dr. Youn
TR 3:05-4:20pm

CHST 270
Stories of Tradition & Culture
in Chinese Cinema**
Dr. Jin
MWF 1:00-1:50pm

COMM 410-01
Examining Hollywood Film***
Dr. Guthrie
MWF 11-11:50am & M 12-12:50pm

COMM 410-02
Feminist Film Theory***
Dr. Guthrie
MWF 2:00-2:50pm & W 3:00-3:50pm
GRST 371
Special Topics: German Horror Cinema**
Dr. Nenno
TR 3:05-4:20pm

JWST 300.02
Holocaust on Film**
Dr. Cappell
W 4:00-6:45pm
LTIT 370
New Italian Cinema**
Dr. DeLuca
TR 1:40-2:55pm

LTPO 270
Studies in Brazilian Film**
Dr. Moreira
TR 10:50am-12:05pm
THTR 350
Screenwriting I***
Smallwood
TR 9:25-10:40am

 

* meets the requirement for Cluster 1 of the FMST minor
** meets the requirement for Cluster 2 of the FMST minor
*** meets the requirement for Cluster 3 of the FMST minor

March 20-21: “Il Cinema Ritrovato On Tour” – Restored Film Screenings at the Queen Street Playhouse

Il Cinema Ritrovato On Tour is a new festival coming to Charleston! With roots in Bologna, Italy, this festival is dedicated to the history of cinema, screening classics, retrospectives and showcasing the latest restored films from labs and archives around the world. On March 20th and 21st, Il Cinema Ritrovato On Tour is screening four restored films: Sambizanga (1972), Assunta Spina (1915), The Last Emperor (1987), and Wings of Desire (1987)! With a valid CofC ID, tickets are free! Be sure to check out this incredible experience, coming to the Queen Street Playhouse in March!

This Weekend: Charleston Jewish Film Fest at the Terrace Theater (February 22-25)

 

The Charleston Jewish Film Festival returns to the Terrace Theater this weekend from February 22-25! Come attend a weekend of exciting contemporary Jewish cinema, including a documentary on the late and great Gene Wilder (Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles). The weekend will include discussions led by Film Studies professors as well as an in-person Q&A for Rabbi on the Block with director Brad Rothschild and star Rabbi Tamar Manasseh.

And don’t miss the commentary on Remembering Gene Wilder by Dr. John Bruns after the screening on Sat Feb 24!

You won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity, and student tickets are $11.

Checkout the full schedule and link to purchase tickets at https://www.terracetheater.com/jewish-filmfest/

Schedule of Summer 2024 Film Courses

Here’s a preliminary list of courses offered Summer 2024 that will count toward FMST credit. Check back frequently for updates and additions.

CLAS 270
The Classics in Cinema**
Dr. Zeiner-Carmichael
Maymster
Online asynchronous
HIST 261
Latin American History Through Film**
Dr. Covert
Maymester
Online synchronous MTWRF 8:30-12:00pm

LTRS 270
Studies in Russian Film**
Dr. Irman
Maymester
Online asynchronous
Course taught in English
with no prerequisite

REL 280
Religion & Film***
Dr. Siegler
Maymester
Online

* meets the requirement for Cluster 1 of the FMST minor
** meets the requirement for Cluster 2 of the FMST minor
*** meets the requirement for Cluster 3 of the FMST minor

Film Club Trip to Trident Tech

Film Club was lucky enough to be invited to Trident Technical College for an overview of their Film and Media Production department and its equipment. A special thanks to department head Randy Grimes and course instructor Tim Fennell for their continued kindness and generosity to Film Club and CofC students.

The club got a very informative rundown of both film and digital cameras, including the impressive Arri Alexa Mini LF. TTC also showcased their audio recording tools and lighting equipment in a controlled, on-set environment.

More information about Trident Tech’s Film and Media Production program can be found on their website.

Film Club Workshops!

Throughout the first half of this semester, Film Club held four workshops! The first was a camera workshop, where students learn the basics of digital cinema cameras and become certified to use Addlestone Library’s camera equipment.

Shortly after, the club held a screenwriting workshop, where actor, screenwriter, director, and theatre professor Michael Smallwood gave students tips and tricks for their Screenwriting Contest entries.

Officer Keller Hollingsworth leading the Camera Workshop

Michael Smallwood answering questions during the Screenwriting Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
In association with CisternYard Video, the club offered an editing workshop, where students could learn and practice the editing tools in Adobe Premiere. Addlestone’s Production Lounge in Room 120 gives students access to computers equipped with the editing software!

Lastly, club officers lead a production workshop, which outlined the process of taking a short film through pre-production, shooting, and editing. This workshop also included information about film production roles and their different responsibilities.

All of these workshops aim to help students create short films of their own and prepares them for the club’s annual spring production. Be on the lookout for more workshops like these from Film Club!

Officers Anna Deason, Bristol Barnes, and Max Meyers at the Production Workshop

Film Club Member at the Editing Workshop

17th Annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival – This Weekend (November 2nd-5th)

It’s that time of year again, Charleston’s annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival is back for its 17th year this weekend, November 2nd-5th! 

The annual film festival explores the latest and greatest contemporary Italian cinema, showcasing Italian culture and voices through some of the best modern Italian filmmakers. Through careful and exciting curation, this year is bound to be a great one with many amazing films from new and renowned Italian filmmakers and actors.

This year, visiting filmmakers include director Elia Moutamid and screenwriter Simone Brioni of the film Maka, and director Sophie Chiarello of the film Il Cerchio! Director of Good Morning Tel Aviv, Giovanna Gagliardo, will also be speaking about her film virtually.

Also, introductions for certain films will be made by a variety of College of Charleston faculty members including Colleen Glenn, Robert Sapp, Rebekah Compton, Lauren Ravalico, and Aimee Arias!

The event is free for CofC students and faculty, check out the full schedule of films + speakers here!

SCHEDULE OF SPRING 2024 FILM COURSES

Here’s a preliminary list of courses offered Spring 2024 that will count toward FMST credit. Please check back frequently for updates/changes. Click highlighted text for course description (if available).

ENGL 212.01
The Cinema: History & Criticism*
Dr. Glenn
MW 2:00-3:15
ENGL 212.02
The Cinema: History & Criticism*
Dr. Glenn
MW 3:25-4:40
ENGL 212.03
The Cinema: History & Criticism*
Dr. Bruns
TR 12:15-1:30

ENGL 212.04
The Cinema: History & Criticism*
Dr. Bruns
TR 10:50-12:05
CLAS 270
The Classics in Cinema**
Dr. Zeiner-Carmichael
Online/asynchronous
JWST 201.01
Intro to Jewish Film & Culture**
Dr. Cappell
W 4:00-6:45

RUSS 390
Russian Film in the Original**
Maggie Miltcheva
MW 2-3:15pm
note: RUSS 202 is a prerequisite
(or permission from instructor)

GRMN 470
Classics in German Cinema**
Dr. Nenno
MW 3:25-4:40
note: this course is taught in German
LTIT 270
Introduction to Italian Cinema**
Dr. De Luca
TR 3:05-4:20

ENGL 390
Special Topics in Film: Alfred Hitchcock***
Dr. Bruns
TR 1:40-2:55

PHIL 185
Philosophy in Film***
Dr. Neufeld
MW 12:00-12:50

THTR 288
Visual Language in Film***
Evan Parry
MW 5:00-6:15 & online/synchronous
THTR 350
Introduction to Film Arts***
Evan Parry
MW 5:00-6:15 & online/synchronous

 

* meets the requirement for Cluster 1 of the FMST minor
** meets the requirement for Cluster 2 of the FMST minor
*** meets the requirement for Cluster 3 of the FMST minor

Film Studies Open House

Come one, come all to the Film Studies Department Open House! Join us at the CofC Film Club meeting on Wednesday, October 11th, to learn more about the Film Studies Minor and film-related opportunities on campus. We will be joined by film studies professors Dr. Glenn and Dr. Bruns as they tell us all about the CofC film studies program—and even discussing the Spring 2024 film studies course offerings.

Feel free to stick around after to see Dr. Glenn introduce this week’s film club screening, Mulholland Drive, at 7:00 PM in Maybank 100. Dr. Glenn, Dr. Bruns, and any of the Film Club officers are happy to answer any questions you might have about Film Studies at the College. See you there!