Spring 2022

For the spring semester, Film at Mason plans to return with a variety of online, hybrid, and in-person courses. Mason still requires that all students, faculty, and staff be vaccinated, and share verification of vaccination status, in order to work, study, and live on campus. All are required to share vaccination status through the Mason COVID Health Check. All students, faculty, and staff are also required to complete the Mason COVID Health Check daily prior to arrival on campus. Safety protocols and COVID health checks will continue on campus until public health guidance changes.

Production and event plans for guest lecturers, workshops, and the Mason Film Festival are still being planned. To see what we currently have scheduled, visit our event calendar. We will continue to work on creating ways to provide a safe learning experience for our students and community. Be sure to check back throughout the semester for more information. 

Our list of spring course offerings is below. If you have questions about specific courses, please reach out to us for more details. We look forward to seeing you on campus.

Trini Girls FAVS
Film at Mason student Kenge BaNikongo made her film TRINI GIRLS during the pandemic. With the help of her family, she shares the story of her grandmother Agatha Baker who passes down her knowledge of Trini cuisine to the family. The short documentary reflects how food has helped them stay connected to their heritage.

Students in FAVS 255 Video Production for Film work in small groups to learn the basics of film production. This course is usually taken in the first year of the program and provides newly admitted students with hands-on experience. Pictured here is Professor Justin Plakas teaching students various lighting techniques to use when shooting their films. These films are screened at our annual Mason Film Festival held in the spring.

AB 1007 - FAVS

Our classrooms are socially distanced and ready for our students. Our production space in the Art and Design Building seats 12 students.

VFS - SYY

Starting last year, our Visiting Filmmakers Series transitioned to an online format. We brought in guest filmmakers such as Stefon Bristol, director of the film See You Yesterday available on Netflix.