University of Canterbury Cinema Studies Department

The official page of the Cinema Studies Department at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Cinema Studies at the University of Canterbury encourages students to view films critically and to reflect upon their own role as spectators and consumers of cinematic images. Our courses reflect the global scope of film history by covering a wide range of films and directors from the era of silent film and the advent of sound (1896–1930s), the heyday of Hollywood and international art cinema (193


UC Careers and UC Toastmasters are working together to offer two free workshops in week 7 on how to beat your public speaking nerves. Info below!

Afraid of public speaking? If you get freaked out by class presentations, interviews, speaking up at meetings, etc. sign up for one of these free workshops. You'll be in safe company with other students who feel the same way and in just a couple of hours, experts from the U-CAN-Speak Toastmasters club will teach you some strategies to beat the jitters.
Bookings for Beat Your Public Speaking Nerves can be made on CareerHub:



Check out ScreenSpace (, a new site where New Zealand independent filmmakers can connect, collaborate and hire/sell their filmmaking resources and services for free! all your screen needs in one place


Our third and final Arts Careers Series event for 2017 is happening this Thursday, 10th August at UC. Current and future students are more than welcome to attend. This week we have Vodafone and the creative management agency Narrative coming to speak. Register here -


Are you a student with strong views about transport? Christchurch City Council wants to hear from you! The Christchurch City Council is holding a Transport Workshop and wants ten students to participate. Participants will receive a $50 Prezzi card for their time. This workshop is currently planned for the evening of Thursday 17th August. If you would like to participate in this workshop, please email [email protected] for further details.



One week to go until our first UC Arts Careers Series event! On the 27th of July we have employers from the NZ Defence Force and Cerebral Fix as well as recent grads to talk to you about where your Arts degree can take you. Everyone is welcome to attend, from students thinking about studying Arts in the future to our current students who are in their final semester of the Arts degree.
Please register here:


Team Spirit: A Documentary about the Spirit of Adventure (2017)

One of our 300-level students, Talia Carrington, has created this documentary, 'Team Spirit: A Documentary about the Spirit of Adventure'. He tino pai tō mahi, Talia! Final project for Film and Cinema Studies about the youth-development programme, 'Spirit of Adventure'. _________ All media content is © the creators


North Island Documentary

Here's another wonderful documentary from CINE302 student Nina Sheppardson! Nina is a US exchange student who filmed her road trip around the North Island. Well done, Nina!


One of Thousands- Short Documentary

Well done to Sarah Brandt on creating this wonderful documentary on mental illness for her CINE302 documentary assignment...

Cinema 302 assignment of a short documentary. Filmed and edited by Sarah Brandt. All music in this documentary is written and performed by Deen Coulson, all ...


Construction / Constructed

Our Cinema Studies students worked with filmmaker in residence and Canterbury Fellow Daniel Bernardi this semester to produce this cool piece of work "Construction/Constructed" about Christchurch, a city in recovery from the earthquake(s). Thanks, Daniel! Come back to see us again very soon...

Our final submission for CINE302: Documentary. Made by Carina Baxter, Sophie Clement and Hayley Smith.


Making sense of movies and the world

Professor Daniel Bernardi spoke with Philip Matthews from The Press last week on a number of fascinating topics, including science-fiction films, U.S. politics and his upcoming documentary on the Vietnam War… Is Star Trek any good? Is George Lucas racist? And why have films about Vietnam ignored the Vietnamese?


Don't miss tonight's screening of 'Valor: Real Veterans. Reel Stories' by UC Canterbury Fellow Professor Daniel Bernardi. See you at the Christchurch RSA, 74 Armagh Street, at 7pm!

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