Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides a cross cultural exploration and history of world cinema produced from the 1960s to the present. In this subject students will study a number of key auteurs, movements and manifestoes, by looking at a range of case studies in contemporary global cinema that includes American films, films of the independent sector, the French New Wave, Hong Kong films, Iranian allegorical cinema, Korean horror films, the cinema of exile and diaspora, amongst many others. This subject also provides students with the opportunity to acquire a general understanding of some of the debates, theoretical, practical and creative issues involved with World Cinema and the film festival art cinema circuit.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnna Dzenis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first-year level subjects in Media: screen + sound or Media Studies or Cinema Studies


Incompatible subjects CST2CFI & CST3CFI & MSS3CFI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsRemapping World cinema: Identity culture and politics in filmsPreliminaryStephanie Dennison & Song Hwee Lim 2006LONDON, WALLFLOWER PRESS
ReadingsThe oxford guide to film studiesPreliminaryJohn Hill & Pamela Church Gibson 1998NY: OXFORD U PRESS
ReadingsWorld Cinemas, transnational PerspectivePreliminaryNatasa Durovicova & Kathleen Newman 2010NY & LONDON: ROUTLEDGE

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnna Dzenis

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture/Film Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/film per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
1,500-word paper on a curated season of a film festival program/Seminar presentation35
2,000-word research essay55
500-word equivalent Group presentation10