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The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is the largest university-based centre for the study of film animation, film production and film studies in Canada. We have an international reputation as a leader in the practice and study of the cinematic arts. Our commitment to creative independence, rigorous scholarship, in-depth training, and experimental and interdisciplinary practices prepares our students for a lifetime of working with the moving image.

MFA in Cinematic Arts

This new iteration of the MFA, starting in Fall 2023, seeks to embrace a full range of cinematic practices from single-channel theatrical exhibition to gallery and multi-channel installations.


Discover a trio of student-oriented programs

Each year 250 new students learn the techniques of animation, discover the technical and aesthetic practices of production, or delve deeper into the meaning of film.

Starting in May 2023 – Microprograms in Film

Get a foothold in Quebec’s fast-growing film industry: We offer two microprograms that welcome candidates with non-traditional career paths or those who do not necessarily possess a university or college degree.

News spotlight

Poster for Louise Lamarre's film Le Lieux-dit-de-l’Arbre-Sec

Louise Lamarre launches a new film at the Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec

Le Lieux-dit-de-l’Arbre-Sec, Professor Louise Lamarre’s latest film and the first in her upcoming Québec Fantastique collection, debuted at the 2022 edition of the Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec (FCVQ).

Set in 1663 on L'Île d'Orléans, the 22-minute film recounts the legend of some wish-granting and very mischievous leprechauns from the perspective of a charming beggar-storyteller. Lamarre’s distinctive rear-projection technique brings this magical story to life on the screen.

Read an interview with Louise Lamarre
Important dates


Undergraduate application deadline: March 1, 2023

Graduate application deadline: February 1, 2023


Application and portfolios are accepted online only

Research spotlight

PPP/RRR – Pier Paolo Pasolini: Riprese, Reprises, Retakes

PPP/RRR – Pier Paolo Pasolini: Riprese, Reprises, Retakes is a project that celebrates the hundred-year anniversary of Pasolini's birth through a series of artist talks, academic presentations, and in-person and online screenings. The aim is to reflect on Pasolini's legacy and afterlife. 

See events and screening details


Montreal has a long-standing reputation as one of North America’s best cities for cinema.


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