Cinema & Media Arts News

April 11, 2024

INDUSTRY TALKS: Spotlight on R.T. Thorne at YUMMS

On Friday, February 23, York University Motion Media Studio (YUMMS) held the last of their INDUSTRY TALKS series. Hosted by Associate Professor Ingrid Veninger, the talk featured legendary Canadian filmmaker R.T. Thorne, whose most recent works include the Afrofuturistic sci-fi show Utopia Falls (2020) and CBC’s The Porter (2022). 

A photo of Iris Ng with a camera.
April 4, 2024

BFA Alumna Iris Ng Receives Hot Docs Spotlight

Iris Ng, a BFA ('01) alumna, is set to receive a spotlight alongside legendary director Raoul Peck at the 2024 Hot Docs festival. Hot Docs will be celebrating the remarkable careers of cinematographer Iris Ng and director Raoul Peck, according to an announcement from the festival.

March 25, 2024

40+ AMPD Alum among 2024 Canadian Screen Award Nominees

On March 6, 2024, The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced the nominees for this year's Canadian Screen Awards. Among the nominees, you will find over 45 York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) alums for Canadian Screen Awards across diverse categories, from Best Motion Picture and Best Cinematography to the Best Writing, Documentary. 

March 22, 2024

Professor Janine Marchessault among 2024 Killam Prize recipients

York University Professor, Dr. Janine Marchessault has been named one of the five recipients of the esteemed 2024 Killam Prize. She has been honoured for her work in community-based and site-specific public art exhibitions, research creation, and public outreach.

November 3, 2023

AMPD Launched New Virtual Tour

Prospective students worldwide can now experience AMPD 24/7, 365. The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) has unveiled a virtual tour resource to showcase its 300,000-square-feet worth of facilities, share student stories and highlight experiential education opportunities.