Friends of MHSoC


Arthemis or the Advanced Research Team on History and Epistemology of Moving Image Study is dedicated to the study of the evolution of film studies as a discipline. Based at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Concordia University and initiated by Martin Lefebvre, it gathers scholars from Canada, the United States and Europe. The group organizes, among other things, monthly seminars related to the different axes of research. They are available on this site. We invite you to listen to the conferences and submit your comments. In addition, you will find on this site an evolving bibliography and book reviews.

Cinema Politica

Cinema Politica is a media arts, non-profit network of community and campus locals that screen independent political film and video by Canadian and international artists throughout Canada and abroad. Cinema Politica’s biggest and longest running local was founded at Concordia University, Montreal in 2004 and ever since it attracts between 300 and 600 people to its weekly screenings. Each semester programming is focused around themes that touch on social justice, environmental and cultural identity issues, and all screenings aim to bridge political independent filmmaking, local activism and civic education and engagement. Cinema Poltica Concordia is administered by the Concordia Cinema Politica Student Association (CCPSA) which is a legally incorporated non-profit fee-levy group funded by undergraduate and graduate students at Concordia.

Le Cinéclub / Film Society

Open to all cinephiles since 1992, we have been bringing Montrealers the best of cinema from around the world and from all eras.  With films dating from the 1890s to today. From local experimental works to Hollywood Blockbusters in cinemascope, there is something for everyone. We don’t just watch films, we experience them…on the big screen in genuine motion picture film! Part of our activities include the conservation and preservation of precious reels of celluloid in our archives. Plus : Special displays, guest speakers, café lounge etc. All in genuine intimate state-of-the-art cinemas right downtown at Concordia University. Film Society events generally run EVERY SECOND SUNDAY and are co-presented with the prestigious Mel  Hoppenheim School of Cinema.  At intermission we serve coffee, tea, drinks and delicious home-made desserts. So come join the fun!


The Grad Lounge Library (aka GradLibrary) is a resource for current graduate students at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. Inside is a collection of film and media texts (theory, criticism, biography, etc.), hundreds of class readings (CoursePak-fodder), and an archive of film journals. 2016-2017 Librarian: Felipe Bonilla (

La Cinémathèque québécoise

La mission de la Cinémathèque est de sauvegarder le patrimoine audiovisuel mondial, en privilégiant les œuvres québécoises, canadiennes et le cinéma d’animation international, pour le mettre en valeur à des fins culturelles et éducatives. / The Cinémathèque québécoise is Montreal’s museum of moving images. Its mission is to preserve and promote the world’s audiovisual heritage, with an emphasis on Quebec and Canadian works as well as international animation, and to make it available for cultural and educational purposes.

MFA Studio Arts on Tumblr

This tumblr blog is for the Master of Fine Arts Program in Studio Arts: Concordia University. This blog is a rolling feed of current news, shows, reviews, and thoughts of the current students and alumni. We are also linked to galleries and community events that support the students and alumni.

National Film Board of Canada

Watch thousands of films online! Enjoy documentaries, animations, alternative dramas and interactive productions on the web, on yourpersonalized home page, or on your iPhone. Don’t forget to check out our trailers, playlists and upcoming online releases. Free for personal use and on a subscription basis for schools and institutions.


Offscreen has been online since 1997, along with its French language sister journal Hors Champ. Based in Montréal, Offscreen is a wide-ranging film journal that covers film festivals, retrospectives, film forums, and both popular and more academic events. In short, our goal is to produce intelligent, thoughtful, and combative film criticism, analysis, discussion, and theory. We are driven to this end because we feel strongly that, within today’s image saturated info-entertainment landscape, cinema needs to be rigorously discussed in order to continue being an important voice of cultural and artistic expression well into the 21st century. Offscreen is edited and maintained by Donato Totaro, Ph.D, who has also been a film studies lecturer at Concordia University since 1990.


The Film and Moving Image Studies Doctoral Students’ Association (FDSA) in partnership with the Concordia Graduate Film Studies Student Association (CGFSSA) jubilantly announces the re-launching of Synoptique as Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies, an editorially peer-review, bilingual journal housed at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, at Concordia University in Montréal.

The Permanent Seminar on Histories of Film Theories

The Permanent Seminar on Histories of Film Theories is an open network of film scholars interested in excavating and re-reading historical contributions and debates on film. Special attention is devoted to early writings on cinema as well as more recent reconsiderations of film’s role in the new media landscape. The Permanent Seminar is affiliated with the Film Theory in Media History book series published through the Amsterdam University Press.

MIRC Online Catalogue

Visual Media Resources is mandated to maintain, preserve and provide access to moving image resources while adopting and introducing new technologies for teaching and learning. VMR supports teaching and research by providing the following media services and facilities to faculty and students: access to media library containing over 26,000 titles, including 9,000 on DVD and Blu-ray disc, and a film vault with 35 and 16mm films; bookings and reservations for in-class presentations; reference and duplication services; newly refurbished research area for individual viewing with 40” HD screens; mini-cinema equipped with 16mm projector, screen and 55” HD plasma; classroom equipped with 63” HD plasma; seminar room equipped with a 63” HD plasma.