News and Events

Join us for the 48 Hour Film Festival - February 23 - February 25, 2018

The 48 Hour Film Festival will be hosted on campus from Feb. 23 - 25, 2018.

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NEW! Online Film Studies Classes Offered for Summer 2018!

Not a current Seattle U student? Contact our admissions office to learn how you can register: 

Phone: 206-220-8040
Toll-free: 800-426-7123
Email: admissions@seattleu.edu

 

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#MeToo: A Post-Weinstein Conversation on Women, Media, and the Law - January 16, 2018


#MeToo: A Post-Weinstein Conversation on Women, Media, and the Law. Panel discussion on January 16, 2018.

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Avengers, Wonder Wom[e]n, and Predators: Sharing Experiences and Strategies for Women Working in the Film Industry - Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Click here to check out King 5's coverage of this event!

 

SU students, staff, and community guests attended the Film Studies discussion panel event on January 10, 2018.


Panelists at Film Studies discussion event.

Join us for a conversation with women in the film industry and local film community about gender discrimination and sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond.

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Guest Presenter, Jonathan Foster of Microsoft Artificial Intelligence - Friday, December 1, 2017

RSVP via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jonathan-foster-of-microsoft-artificial-intelligence-tickets-39666322037 

Jonathan Foster of Microsoft Artificial Intelligence will join us on Friday, December 1, for a guest presentation.

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SU Filmmakers’ Club Silver Scream Halloween Film Festival

This year's Halloween Film Festical featured a variety of awesome submissions. Check out these examples, produced by our oh-so-talented students!

Nyctophobia won the audience award for best film, and Don't Be Scared of Me got rave reviews from peers!

 

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Visiting Producer, Gary Glushon of Fundamental Films - Wednesday, November 15, 2017

RSVP via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/24-hours-to-live-film-screening-and-qa-tickets-39400775781 

Watch the trailer: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/24-hours-live-trailer-ethan-hawke-gets-john-wick-action-exclusive-155744032.html 

 

Executive Producer Gary Glushon comes to SU on November 15 to screen his new film, 24 Hours to Live, starring Ethan Hawke.

 

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Visiting Producer, Paul Green of Anonymous Content - Friday, October 20, 2017

 

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Promised Land  
Film Screening - Saturday, October 14, 2017

 

 

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Chasing Coral  
Film Screening and Panel Discussion - Friday, September 29, 2017

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Weirdos  
Film Screening - Friday, September 22, 2017

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Film Studies professor John Trafton will be teaching a five-week class series at SIFF this fall, covering the work of iconic director, screenwriter, and producer, Stanley Kubrick. Follow the link below, for details:

https://www.siff.net/education/film-appreciation/classes/kubrick-class

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Students from FILM 3910 were included on the Wallflower soundtrack via a “walla” session at Bad Animals sound stage.

SU is in the DNA: http://variety.com/2017/film/reviews/wallflower-review-1202463549/

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SU Film Studies Alumni to be Featured at Frameline

Alumni Christopher Schaap's feature film, Prom King, 2010, was screened at SIFF in May, 2017. The film will be shown at Frameline, San Fransisco's famous LGBTQ film festival, June 15 - 25.

Click here to read more about this film being featured at Frameline.

Official film website: http://www.promking2010.com/

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Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), May 18 - June 11, 2017

Find details about the festival here: https://www.siff.net/festival

Learn more about the featured screenings that are sponsored by Seattle University's Film Studies Department: SIFF 2017 Promo Flyer

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Val Kilmer Visits Seattle University

Film Studies Director Dr. Kirsten Thompson and visiting guest Val Kilmer discuss Kilmer's one-man play about Mark Twain, titled Citizen Twain.

Special guest Val Kilmer visited Seattle University on May 4, 2017, to participate in a Q&A about his film career, and the share insight on his process behind the creation of his one-man play about Mark Twain: Citizen Twain. Following the Seattle University event, Kilmer visited Seattle's SIFF Uptown Theater, as the first stop on his US tour of screenings of the play. The film screening tour is titled Cinema Twain.

Learn here to learn more about the Cinema Twain tour.


Film Studies Director Dr. Kirsten Thompson and visiting guest Val Kilmer discuss Kilmer's one-man play about Mark Twain, called Citizen Twain.

Students engage in conversation with visiting guest Val Kilmer, who came to Seattle University to discuss his one-man play about Mark Twain, titled Citizen Twain. Kilmer is currently touring the US sharing a recorded version of the play, titled Cinema Twain.

Students wait for their turn to present questions to visiting guest Val Kilmer, who came to Seattle University to discuss his one-man play about Mark Twain, titled Citizen Twain. Kilmer is currently touring the US sharing a recorded version of the play, titled Cinema Twain.

Students enjoyed our May 4, on-campus Q&A session with visiting guest Val Kilmer, who came to Seattle University to discuss his one-man play about Mark Twain, titled Citizen Twain. Kilmer is currently touring the US sharing a recorded version of the play, titled Cinema Twain.

Val Kilmer, actor
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Want to learn more about the courses we're offering in Spring 2017? Watch our exclusive trailer!

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There's still time to enroll in Film-3910-02: Classical Cel Animation! This class can fulfill your genre requirement for film majors (PEP required). More here: Film Studies 3910 Promo.

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Megan Leonard, Film Studies alum and Seattle International Film Festival programmer, was featured in the Seattle Times. “I started as a programming assistant at SIFF when I was a sophomore film student at Seattle University, and basically never let go.” Read the story.

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Film Faculty Member Justine Barda talked to KING 5 about the effects of the Trump travel ban on the upcoming Seattle International Film Festival. Watch the interview.

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Kirsten Thompson named Director of Film Studies program. More here

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Rian Williams, class of 2017, is honing skills as a double major in psychology and criminal justice with a minor in film studies. Williams produced a 10-minute short film, Insurration, a psychological horror that led to a feature spread in Cinewoman magazine. More here.

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Film Studies Professor Georg Koszulinski showcases the Vodou religion as practiced in rural Haiti in his latest documentary, "Loa: Encounters with the Sacred Spirits of Haiti". More here.