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Brooklyn College, a great place to study film.
The Film Department at Brooklyn College prepares students to become professionals in the motion picture industry. Our rich and diverse programs offer the invaluable experience of hands-on learning and peer collaboration, training students in all aspects of the discipline of the moving image, from the aesthetic to the technical.
We have several concentrations—film studies, film production, screenwriting, documentary, and industry studies. Our faculty—working directors, screenwriters, producers, editors, cinematographers, and scholars—will provide you with both a liberal arts grounding in the history, theory, and practice of filmmaking, and invaluable insights into the day-to-day practicalities of working in the industry. You will develop a keen understanding of the processes and principles of picture production, an awareness of the multiplicity of ways in which technology works in the creative process, and an appreciation of cinema as the product of aesthetic, cultural, national, and historical influences. You’ll have the opportunity to intern across New York City and enjoy the vibrant film and cultural life of Brooklyn and New York. All this at the fraction of the price of America’s other great film departments.
We welcome you to the Film Department and invite you to join our community!
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Brooklyn College’s Film Department ranked no. 1 for most affordable (30th overall) in Intelligent.com’s recent ranking of the Top 50 Film Degree Programs for 2021.
This collection of short films was produced and directed by students at all levels of the undergraduate film program, from their homes during the March–June 2020 COVID-19 quarantine.
The showcase highlights the resilience of Brooklyn College’s film students, and their determination and power of creativity during times of hardship. These remarkable films highlight a diverse range of narrative, documentary, and experimental media.
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Senior Usman Chohan’s documentary on a local pizza parlor premiered at the NYCDoc Film Festival.
The pair were celebrated as part of the organization’s ongoing commitment to nurturing the next generation of women in media.
Gasnel Jacques had an idea that would get people back to the movies after the social isolation of the pandemic. At Brooklyn College he decided to put it to the test.
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Department Chair: Annette Danto
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Director of Academic Affairs and Operations: Judith Kenny
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Call the main office of the Film Department at 718.951.5664 to make an appointment for a tour.