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Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema



MARTIN LEFEBVRE, PhD Université du Québec à Montréal; Professor

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

THOMAS WAUGH, PhD Columbia University

Distinguished Professor

CATHERINE RUSSELL, PhD New York University


LUCA CAMINATI, PhD University of Wisconsin‑Madison; Professor
DANIEL CROSS, MFA Concordia University; Professor; Provost’s Distinction
ROY CROSS, MFA Concordia University; Professor
RICHARD KERR, Dip Media Arts Sheridan College; Professor
LOUISE LAMARRE, Cert Études Cinématog. Université Laval; Professor
JOHN LOCKE, MA New York University; Professor
ERIN MANNING, PhD University of Hawaii; Professor; Provost’s Distinction
ROSANNA MAULE, PhD University of Iowa; Professor
MARIELLE NITOSLAWSKA, PhD Polish National Film School; Professor
PETER RIST, PhD New York University; Professor
MASHA SALAZKINA, PhD Yale University; Professor
MARC STEINBERG, PhD Brown University; Professor
HAIDEE WASSON, PhD McGill University; Professor; Provost’s Distinction

Associate Professors

LUIGI ALLEMANO, MAA Emily Carr University of Art and Design; Associate Professor
SHIRA AVNI, MFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Associate Professor
JEAN-CLAUDE BUSTROS, BFA Concordia University; Associate Professor
GUYLAINE DIONNE, PhD Université de Strasbourg; Associate Professor
CAEL KEEGAN, PhD State University of New York at Buffalo – Amherst; Associate Professor
JOSHUA NEVES, PhD University of California, Santa Barbara; Associate Professor
CILIA SAWADOGO, BA Concordia University; Associate Professor
MICHAEL YAROSHEVSKY; MFA Concordia University; MA University of Toronto; Associate Professor

Assistant Professors

MARIANNA MILHORAT, MFA University of Illinois - Chicago; Assistant Professor
ALISI TELENGUT, MFA Concordia University; Assistant Professor
ISHITA TIWARY, PhD Jawaharlal Nehru University; Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Department of Art History and Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema

MAY CHEW, PhD Queen’s University; Assistant Professor

Senior Lecturer

LUC OTTER, MA École nationale supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre; Senior Lecturer


Sir George Williams Campus


For the complete list of faculty members, please consult the Department website.

Department Objectives

The School investigates and develops cinema as a means of artistic expression. Its programs aim to graduate filmmakers, film animators, and scholars who have a rich appreciation of the artistic and cultural potential of the medium, and also of its history and traditions. Students are exposed to the possibilities of both digital and analog technologies, and the School’s scholarly and artistic community celebrates its celluloid heritage and participates in the construction of the cinema of the future.

School programs, always evolving, embrace diversity, both in artistic formats and in the cultural values espoused through the study, creation, and dissemination of the cinema. The work of teachers, students, and artists engages with other artistic disciplines, and is grounded on academic rigour, teaching excellence, creative vision, and specific and high standards for the recruitment and admission of students, both undergraduate and graduate, who fit the School’s mission. Its mission is inseparable from its commitment to the relevance and responsibility of its activities to the community, understood as being rooted here in Montreal and Quebec, throughout Canada, and internationally.

All programs offer core courses, elective courses, lectures by visiting specialists, independent studies, and professional internships, assuring continuous contact with working professionals in the arts community. Research and creative practice by faculty are also an essential part of the School’s mission.

The BFA in Film Studies prepares graduates for professions as critics, arts administrators, educators, archivists, and curators within the regional, national, and international communities.

The BFA Film Animation and the BFA Film Production are studio programs that address practical and creative aspects of filmmaking, with the goal of providing a solid foundation for research and discovery to facilitate students’ articulation of their unique artistic personality. Film Animation programs teach the full process of framebyframe filmmaking, its theory, and its practice. Film Production programs instill a thorough knowledge of the mechanics involved in producing motion pictures and help students develop personal perspectives on the aesthetics of creation. Students make their own films.

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