Over the span of four decades, Concordia’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema has become the largest university-based centre for the study of film in Canada and has graduated more than 2,500 students.

Thanks to a $1-million gift in 1997 from film-industry entrepreneur and supporter Mel Hoppenheim, the school has developed into a foremost training ground for future filmmakers, animators and researchers.

Alumni have been nominated for — and have won — Academy Awards, Emmy Awards and Canadian Screen Awards and have had works screened at the likes of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Cannes Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival.

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