About us:
Located on the beautiful east coast of Scotland, and housed in a historic 600 year old University, the Department of Film Studies attracts students and scholars from around the world.
Prospective Students:
Film Studies offers a rich, exciting and diverse programme for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Current Students:
Students choose from a range of module options and become a part of the department's vibrant film culture.
Centre for Film Studies:
The Centre attracts international scholars, filmmakers and students to a diverse range of scholarly and cultural events.

Latest news

PK Nair’s Internationalism: A Reflection by Shruti Narayanswamy

In honour of the 6-month anniversary of the passing of Mr PK Nair, the hugely influential film archivist and historian, PhD researcher Shruti Narayanswamy has written a piece to highlight his internationalist and inclusive spirit, embodied in the NFAI collection. You can find this essay at: www.mahalmovies.com/uncategorized/p-k-nairs-internationalism/   Shruti Narayanswamy with […]...

Michael Cowan interviewed by Dundee Contemporary Arts

Michael Cowan speaks with Dundee Contemporary Arts about the film Wunder der Schöpfung (Our Heavenly Bodies, 1925), one of the most acclaimed science films from the silent period and a psychedelic visual delight for silent film fans today. Read the interview here, and don’t miss the upcoming screening with live electronic music by jazz duo Herschel […]...

Dr Tom Rice contributes to The Conversation

Dr Tom Rice has contributed an essay on mobile cinemas for the Colonial Film Unit to The Conversation. Entitled ‘British Empire’s forgotten propaganda tool for “primitive peoples”: mobile cinema‘, you can find it on their site, or by following the link provided in the aforementioned title....

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Teaching Blog

Single Honours Film Studies

Single Honours Film Studies was an embarrassingly good experience. I couldn’t believe my luck ...

PK Nair’s Internationalism: A Reflection by Shruti Narayanswamy

In honour of the 6-month anniversary of the passing of Mr PK Nair, the hugely influential film archi...

Welcome new students

This is always an exciting point of the year for us as we prepare to welcome a new batch of students...

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