Mason Film Festival

Learn more about our annual event, the Mason Film Festival.

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Learn more about our program and what your undergraduate experience would include. We are happy to schedule an information session and tour with you.

Connect with the Industry

Film as Mason students learn through professional internships and industry events

Get Mentored by Industry-Leading Faculty

Professor Nikyatu Jusu on set of her feature horror film Nanny.

Register for Classes

See the latest course offerings including our special topics classes.

Learn on Set

The Mason Film Lab gives students the opportunity to work in the crew and learn alongside guest directors and experienced faculty.

Tell Inclusive Stories

Mason film students tell stories that matter and Mason faculty are there, with them, every step of the way.

Attend the Visiting Filmmakers Series

Check out our calendar and register for upcoming events.


Why is Film at Mason Different?

Film at Mason offers a B.A. in cinematic arts production grounded in critical engagement. We emphasize diversity in perspectives and socially conscious storytelling in a program centered around inclusive film practices. Students train as filmmakers in the classroom and in the Mason Film Lab on production sets with industry professionals and guest directors. Students work in many cinematic forms and can choose from five specializations including Directing, Producing, Cinematography, Post-Production and Screenwriting.

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120 Student productions each year
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49% Women and gender-variant students
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140+ Student screenings at national and international film festivals
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46% Students of color
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Roberto Ferreira De Araujo at Here and Queer Film Festival
A Student's Inclusive Festival

Student Roberto Ferreira De Araujo celebrates diversity and highlights the full spectrum of experiences represented by the LGBTQ+ Film community. 

Will Sidaros
Alumni Together Again on Set

Alum Will Sidaros works on a feature film in Richmond with fellow Film at Mason alumni. 

Professor Nikyatu Jusu
Professor Jusu on Podcast

Professor Nikyatu Jusu was featured on President Washington’s latest episode of the Access to Excellence Podcast. She talks about her feature film Nanny, the horror genre, AI, and more. 

Alex Hammett
Alum's Award-Winning Film

Film alum Alexander Hammett, shown on the set of his award-winning film, "Tale of Tarot," returned to campus last fall for the annual “Best of Mason” film showcase. Read about what advice he gave film students.

Mason Film student on set
From Child Actor to LA Director

Yves Beneche '15 talks about his time in the Mason Film Program as well as what he is up to now.

Students in FAVS 366 Video Production for Social Change learn outside of the classroom by partnering with local organizations to share their stories.

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