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  • M.F.A. in Film

    A professional three-year program of study for talented individuals seeking advanced training in directing, screenwriting, producing, cinematography, editing and motion picture sound with a solid background in film history, theory, and criticism.

    Master of Fine Arts in Film Production
  • M.A. in Film Studies

    A two-year program in film history, analysis, and theory designed to prepare students for further study at the doctoral level or for careers in which a film studies background may be relevant, including film criticism; arts-related writing fields; administration of arts, museum, or academic programs; administrative positions in film or media production; and library, archive, or film preservation.

    Master of Arts in Film Studies
  • Honors Tutorial B.F.A. in Film

    A four-year undergraduate program of study for exceptional students culminating in a thesis leading to the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts. This program is vigorous and comprehensive—designed for highly motivated individuals who prefer a more independent, individualized program of study in either film production or film studies.

    Honors Tutorial College in Film
  • B.F.A. in Film

    Ohio University’s School of Film offers a unique educational environment where students are immersed in the study of film as an art form, a dynamic cultural force, and a means of expressive storytelling.

    Bachelors of Fine Arts in Film

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    The Athens International Film + Video Festival returns October 15-24, 2021

    September 24, 2021

    Back by popular demand, AIFVF returns this October with two years of incredible films. From October 15th – 24th, 2021 The Athens International Film and Video Festival (AIFVF) will present over 500 films in competition at the historic Athena Cinema in uptown Athens, OH.

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    A Rose-Tinted Biographical Film: HTC Max Kaplan's "Hawaii"

    September 17, 2021

    Max is from Dayton, Ohio, and has been making movies since he was 11. Last year, after his first year of film school shifted online, Max took the initiative to make his own short film over the summer of 2020, which has been selected into several festivals and shown in small cinemas in Ohio.

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    The Athena Cinema launches a new film series focusing on accessibility

    September 9, 2021

    The Athena Cinema has introduced a new film series focused on providing an accessible theater experience for visitors that features screenings of contemporary independent films.

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    The Athena Cinema reopens to the public at reduced capacity July 16

    July 14, 2021

    The Athena Cinema will reopen to the public at reduced capacity on July 16 with “Movies You’ve Missed,” a series of films that launched during the pandemic but couldn’t be seen on the big screen until now. 

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Wednesday, November 17 SUSTAINABILITY FILM SERIES | FANTASTIC FUNGI 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM Athena Cinema