NYU's Department of Cinema Studies enters its fiftieth year with an eye on the future. Our faculty and students study moving pictures in all their forms, from the flickering images that appeared on the movie screen at the turn of the twentieth century to the animated gifs that show up on the smart phones of the twenty first. We are a devoutly internationalist bunch, strongly rooted in the diverse arts cultures of New York City. Please join us in a year of celebration, with an event roster that recognizes past achievements and highlights how we have continued to expand and evolve.

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Cinema Studies Department with a gift in support of the Robert Sklar Memorial Scholarship Fund which supports undergraduate recipients in the Cinema Studies Department and graduate recipients in the Moving Image Archiving & Preservation Program.

Upcoming CS50 Events

Check back for more events throughout the year!

Previous CS50 Events

  • CS50 Kick-off Reception

    Friday, October 20, 6:00-9:00pm

    Riese Student Lounge, 721 Broadway, 1st Floor

  • From the Fish Bowl to the Future: Revisiting the Spaces of NYU Cinema Studies

    Saturday, October 21

    Michelson Theater, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor / Join us for a day of conversation with alumni from all of our degree programs to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Department of Cinema Studies.

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  • Soundwork: Re-Sounding American Media Studies

    Wednesday, November 8

    As new forms of digital sound emerge, our long-lost radio past has been revealed. How did we lose radio, what is being done to recover it, and what can its rediscovery add to media study in the 21st century? A talk by Michele Hilmes (PhD ’89), a media historian and Professor Emerita of media studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Books by Cinema Studies Alumni

Only Connect

To celebrate our 50th Anniversary, check out a selection of the many books written by Cinema Studies alumni.


The Spaces of Cinema Studies

Department of Cinema Studies

Presenting images from the Cinema Studies archive of our various spaces, past and present.