Welcome to Film & Screen Media

Film and Screen Media at University College Cork is a vibrant community of lecturers, researchers and graduate students. Led by internationally recognised experts, and with a thriving visiting speakers and guest practitioners component, our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees explore the history of filmmaking through the study of films from around the world, from the birth of cinema to the age of the Internet.

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22 May 2023

Fastnet Film Festival / Film and Screen Media Student Showcase, Wed 24th May, Plaza Cinema Schull 3pm-5pm

Come join us at the Fastnet Film Festival for our annual showcase event, which will feature some of the highlights from this year's student work, from first, second and third year projects.  Wednesday 24th MayUCC'S FILM AND SCREEN MEDIA STUDENT SHOWCASEPlaza Cinema / 15.00 – 17.00 / Free Entry
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17 May 2023

Future Filmmakers Meet Oscar-winning Producer Lord David Puttnam at UCC

Transition year students from across Cork, with a passion for film making met Oscar-winning producer Lord David Puttnam, and a host of film industry experts, at a special event in University College Cork (UCC) on Tuesday May 16th.
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15 May 2023

MA in Film and Screen Media students present ‘Cinespectres’

On Thursday 11th May the MA in Film and Screen Media students presented ‘Cinespectres’, a showcase of films made under the mentorship of our 2023 Arts Council/UCC Film Artist in Residence, Maximilian Le Cain. This very special screening took place at the Triskel Arts Centre, and was introduced by Laura Rascaroli, Professor of Film and Screen Media, and Head of the School of Film, Music & Theatre at UCC.  
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10 May 2023

Two projects in the School of Film, Music & Theatre awarded Future Humanities Institute Seed-Funding

Two research projects based in the School of Film, Music & Theatre / CARPE – Centre for Arts Research and Practice were awarded funding under the UCC Future Humanities Institute Seed-Funding initiative: Tempestries: Textiles, Tactility & the Climate Emergency, led by Professor Jools Gilson (Theatre), and Essaying Democracy in Europe, led by Professor Laura Rascaroli (Film & Screen Media).
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UCC’s Department of Film and Screen Media - Kane Building B10.B

The Fastnet Short Film Festival, in Schull, West Cork, continues to attract the cream of filmmakers from Ireland and beyond.

Dr Gwenda Young

Lecturer in Film Studies, Film and Screen Media, UCC

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Film and Screen Media at UCC is excellently placed to wear the AATCe badge, and assist in the transformation of students into digital leaders in a digital age.

Niamh McCartney

Education Account Manager | Apple Distribution International, Education

Any film studies course worth its salt needs to examine the opportunities and challenges presented by digital media.

Lord David Puttnam

Adjunct Professor of Film and Screen Media

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The aim of this initiative is to spread the "European idea" and to transport the spirit of European cinema to an audience of university students.

European University Film Awards

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UCC Film Writers is a collective of university students in Film and Screen Media, who are committed to delivering original, thought-provoking work on contemporary cinema.

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I enjoyed my time studying Film & Screen Media at UCC immensely and the MA in particular gave me the chance to research and write about the subjects.

Ellen Scally

Film and Screen Media
Masters Graduate

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The BA in Film and Screen Media gave me the core knowledge of both the practical and theoretical elements which are essential in the industry.

Kathleen Horan

Film and Screen Media
BA Graduate

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