The Department of Film and Media (formerly the Department of Film Studies) marked its 40th anniversary with a weekend reunion 28-29 May, 2010. Some 150 former students and faculty came back to Kingston for several events, culminating in a celebratory dinner.
Many things besides our name have changed since Film Studies at Queen's was founded by Peter Harcourt. The Department has become significantly larger, and the latest in high-definition video production has replaced the old days of 16mm filmmaking. In addition to courses drawing from the past century or so of cinema, students have the opportunity to study television, video art, mass culture, and an array of new media. The biggest news is that we are finally getting a new home. In a few years Film and Media will be moving from Film House into the beautiful Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts on the shore of Lake Ontario, just a short walk west from the main campus. The 40-year Reunion was for some alumni a last chance to see the old house on Stuart Street.