The Film and Media Studies Program is the hub for the study of film and other moving image and sound media at Yale. Deeply invested in scholarship, teaching and film programming, our Program both sustains the traditions of and nurtures the most innovative directions in film and media studies research. With our superb faculty and Yale’s extraordinary library and archival collections, the Program has taken its place as one of the most exciting venues for film and media study in the world.

Summer Film Institute

Summer is busy with Summer Session and the Summer film Institute

2016 Courses

SESSION A: May 30 - July 1

FILM S182, The Blockbuster and the Bomb
FILM S188, Sports and Media

FILM S350, Screenwriting
FILM S435, Television and Crime

SESSION B: July 4 - August 5

FILM S208, Money and Media: The Business of Hollywood
FILM S247/AMST S449/HIST S187, Film, Video, and American History
FILM S439, Television Situation Comedy


FILM S143/CZEC S243, Prague Film and Fiction (in Czech Republic)
FILM S153, Paris and the Cinema (in France)
FILM S340/HLTH S350, Visual Approaches to Global Health (in Swaziland)

Friday, June 10th to Sunday June 12th: Revealing Scams, Lies, Trickery and Deceit:
The Documentaries of Alex Gibney. Joint with the International Festival of Arts and
Alex Gibney has been turning out innovative and important documentaries at an
astonishing rate. We celebrate his career with a selection of his most powerful
achievements, which investigate and reveal disturbing duplicities and corruption of
American life. A few years ago Esquire Magazine observed that Gibney “is
becoming the most important documentarian of our time.” Perhaps it is time for
that kudo to be placed in the present tense.