film & media studies

Lucas Hilderbrand, UCI professor of film & media studies and visual studies standing in front of am image of a film reel

What’s next: The future of film

COVID-19 is likely to permanently alter the production, distribution and viewing of movies

Zotfest marks 20th anniversary

UCI student film festival takes place June 3 at Irvine Barclay Theatre

UCI instructor Kenneth Provencher introduced an anime class to the Department of Film & Media Studies.

Anime planet

New class on Japanese animation examines globalization, sociocultural context of popular film genre

Associate professor of film & media studies wins Fulbright grant to research book in Philippines

Felicidad “Bliss” Cua Lim, associate professor of film & media studies, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant to conduct research in the Philippines for her book on the dismal state of the nation’s film archive. “Philippine cinema’s archival situation is precarious,” Lim said. “Since local production began in the early 1900s, only 37 percent of […]

Scary cinema: East vs. West

Dissecting the differences between Asian horror films and Hollywood remakes

New novel by Roxanne Varzi set in modern Iran

Roxanne Varzi’s new novel, Last Scene Underground, portrays a modern Iran that’s rarely seen in the coverage of that country’s nuclear program and religious fundamentalism. The book tells of young, educated residents of Tehran who navigate their way through politics and art and in the process learn hard lessons about censorship, creativity and love. It was inspired by artists and […]

Spotlighting South Korean cinema

UCI professor who studies the films of his homeland finds a fan in Martin Scorsese.