Event Announcement: Introduction to Film Studies (Day Program)


Event Announcement: Introduction to Film Studies (Day Program)

August 11, 2014

Event Announcement: Introduction to Film Studies (Day Program)

Monday August 18 – Friday August 22, 2014

Columbia Global Centers | Africa and Columbia University School of the Arts are pleased to present Introduction to Film Studies. The course and screenings are presented  by Richard Peña, Professor of Film Studies at Columbia University School of the Arts.

Day Program: Film Course

Introduction to Film Studies - Origins of Cinema - Transition from Single to Multi-shot Films - Continuity Editing - Camera Movement - Film Narration - Sound in the Cinema and much more.

Includes screenings, workshop and discussions.

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Venue: Columbia Global Centers | Africa, Mvuli rd. Westlands, Nairobi

Over the course of five sessions, discover with Professor Peña the fundamental aspects of film analysis: the choices made by filmmakers with regards to editing, sound, camera movement, set design and lighting that affect the ways filmmakers express their visions of the world.

Richard Peña has been at Columbia University since 1989, becoming full time in 1996 and being named Professor of Professional Practice in 2003. From 2006-2009, he was a Visiting Professor in Spanish at Princeton University. Professor Peña has also served as the Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Director of the New York Film Festival from 1988-2013. At the Film Society, he has organized retrospectives of many greats of the film world, as well as major film series devoted to African, Chinese, Cuban, Polish, Hungarian, Arab, Korean, Japanese, Soviet and Argentine cinema. He is also currently the co-host of TV Channel 13’s weekly film program, Reel 13.

For additional information, or to register, please email info@cgcafrica.org or call +254 708 440 612 and +254 786 440 612. 

For the evening program, please click here.