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Message from the Chair



Everything in Montreal is about creativity, from its thriving art scene, multitudinous festivals, numerous art venues, to its street fairs, markets, cafés and nightlife. Every inhabitant of this city claims a share of self-expression. Be it by the colour they paint their house, their eccentric style, or how they participate in carving the identities of their neighborhoods. With a certain flair for the bohemian, Montrealers love a show and love to put on a show. The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is located in the heart of Montreal’s bustling, culturally diverse, exciting downtown area. For nearly 40 years it has been the beacon for passionate thinkers and creators of the moving image. In all these years we’ve strived to offer a rich and dynamic learning environment and the highest quality training on the most up-to-date equipment.

Our three undergraduate programs in Film Animation, Film Studies and Film Production, and our MA, MFA and PhD programs cover an exceptional scope of education within a rich and diverse learning environment.

Our true strength is our students. It’s their love for cinema, their commitment to their ideas, their outstanding dedication to their work and to one another that makes our program so special. For that matter, teaching at MHSoC is exciting. Year after year, our faculty of award-winning filmmakers and cutting-edge researchers have the joy of engaging with stimulating and inspiring students.

The School of Cinema looks at the future of cinema with open trepidation, yet we build on the solid foundations of the century of cinema that has defined the world as we know it.

Welcome, and join us in inventing the art of cinema of the future.



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