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A message to students from the Department of Film and Media:

The costume party held at Queen’s last week stereotyped and demeaned our racialized students, faculty, and staff. This is not an isolated incident in which racialized persons on our campus have felt alienated and unsafe. For instance, the recent decision by a local student group—since revoked—to cast a white woman in the part of Othello demonstrated a lack of understanding around “black facing” white bodies. These two very recent examples show us how much power and responsibility students have in perpetuating, influencing, or undoing stereotypes. As Film and Media students you already know that images are not benign, and that all media and moving images, even those considered as "entertainment" can have negative, real world consequences. As the new generation of creative talent in film and media, as media makers and scholars, you have the opportunity and a special obligation to produce work that challenges our society when it fails to see that images shape our world. As a department we want to assure our racialized students that we condemn the culture of white privilege and believe in, and stand for, diversity and justice.  


  • FILM 250 camera practice at the Isabel

    FILM 250 students practice with cameras at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

  • Michelle MacLaren

    Award Winning Director/Producer Alumni Michelle MacLaren from Breaking Bad/Walking Dead/The X-Files visits student at the Film and Media Department

  • Class of 2016

    Graduating Class of 2016 with Queen's alumnus Piers Handling receiving his Honorary Doctorate

  • Info night in the Concert Hall

    Students learn about the new facilities at the Isabel Bader Centre at Info night in the Concert Hall

  • Digital Postcard

    Sample of a digital postcard created by a FILM 240 student

  • Screening Room

    Film class in session in our 90-seat Screening Room at the Isabel Bader Centre

  • Stella Buck Wing at the Isabel

    A stunning shot of the Stella Buck Wing of the Isabel Bader Centre

  • FILM 260 Moodboard

    An "ad moodboard" created by a FILM 260 student studying digital design and communications

  • Film class in session

    Students learn about film theory and criticism in one of our three new classrooms at the Isabel Bader Centre

  • Filming in the Music Rehearsal Hall

    Students set up a camera for a shoot in the Music Rehearsal Hall overlooking the lake

  • Editing in the new Edit Suites

    Students editing in the one of the seven new Edit Suites at the Isabel Bader Centre

  • Filming on frozen Lake Ontario

    Amazing shot of one of our students filming out on frozen Lake Ontario

  • Editing in the new Sound Studio

    Students editing in our state of the art Sound Studio at the Isabel

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