Pedagogy 24x Per Second: Film and Media in the Classroom

The Graduate Film Studies Group, with support from FLEX and the University of Florida, will be hosting a conference on teaching film later this month, Feb 26th – Feb 28th.

Our Keynote schedule is as follows:

Come back soon for a complete schedule of panels, workshops, and roundtables!


UF at SCMS 2013

SCMSBelow is a schedule of all UF graduate students presenting at this year’s Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Chicago, IL March 6-10th:

Elizabeth Dixon, “A Woman’s Work: The Female Spy in Postwar Hitchcock”
Panel A13: Film and the Representation of Women

Michael Joshua Rowin, “The Cinema of Duplicitous Self‑Reflexivity”
Panel A14: Looking Outward, Looking In: Reflexivity, Influence, Psychology, and Authorship

Allison Rittmayer, “Chris Marker and the Cinémathèque of History”
Panel D9: Media Afterlives, Appropriations, and Flows

Marina Hassapopoulou, “Collaborative Ethos and Individualism in Interactive Film Authorship”
Panel O24: New Paradigms in Audiovisual Authorship

Notes from the First Meeting

Our first meeting was held Saturday, September 3rd.  Members present: Allison Rittmayer (President), Todd Jurgess (Treasurer),Beth Dixon, Peter Gitto, Missy Molloy, Dan Norford, Heather Peterson, Michael Rowin, Kevin Sherman, and Andrew Wilson.

Items Discussed

1.  Announced co-sponsorship with GSC (Graduate Student Council) and others for a screening of the Piled Higher and Deeper movie based on the online comic strip The screening will take place Tuesday, Sept. 20th at 7:30pm in the Reitz Union Cinema.  Watch the trailer below and for more info see

2.  Members voted to support co-sponsoring the Cuban Cinema 1961-2011: Imaginaries, Politics, Censorship (Homage to Fausto Canel) conference being organized by Gerardo Munoz in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.  The details of our co-sponsorship are pending receipt of our budget.  More information can be found in the conference proposal.

3.  Plans for a meet-and-greet with Film and Media Studies faculty was announced.  Date and time pending.

4.  We discussed holding two screenings per month: one held as usual (by voting on member submissions) and the second featuring films organized around a monthly theme.  We voted for having a Halloween horror/scary movie marathon.

5.  Preliminary information was given about the conference planning process, which will start with topic/theme selection from member proposals in October.