Group Advising Sessions Upcoming

The schedule of courses for Winter 2017 will be available online on Monday, 10/24.
Four Group Advising dates are upcoming in the next two weeks for Film Majors with more than 50 credits and Film Minors. No appointment needed, just drop in and bring a current DARS:
4-5:30PM, LH 331
10/25, 10/27, 11/1, 11/3
If you are a Film Major with under 50 credits and do not already have a Film advisor, make sure to see the College of the Arts advisors asap:

“Doubt” Onstage at PSU

The Portland State theater program presents “Doubt: A Parable” by John Patrick Shanley.
Set in 1964 in a Bronx Catholic School for boys, “Doubt: A Parable” is the story of a nun who suspects a priest of inappropriate behavior with a student. Experience a battle of wills and belief in this searing, engrossing play by John Patrick Shanley.  Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2005 Tony Award for Best Play.

Doubt: A Parable
November 11-19

7:30 p.m.
55 Theater
Lincoln Hall
Low-cost preview: Thursday, November 10 ($6)
Matinee: Sunday, November 13 at 2 p.m.


$15 general admission
$8 seniors, students, PSU faculty + staff
$6 PSU students in advance


Writing Opportunity

I am involved in a project named The Artifice which is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms, including Film, Anime, Comics, Literature, Games, and Arts. It is collaboratively built and maintained by the writers. The platform has an established audience of millions.

We are currently expanding and we would like to provide an opportunity for students to join our team of writers.

Our current writers range from undergraduates, to graduates, to professors, and a bit of everyone in between.
If this is something of interest, can you please let me know and I will send across more information about the project and how to join.

Contact Alyson Burston at

The Artifice:

Rep from Cannes Visits PSU Tomorrow

If you’re interested in a career in the international motion picture, event management, business, marketing, hospitality, or culinary fields, consider complementing your school curriculum with hands-on experience, direct access to industry professionals, and unparalleled networking opportunities at the world-renowned Cannes International Film Festival.  For over 28 years, The American Pavilion has been the heart of Hollywood’s presence at Cannes, and AmPav’s worldwide Student Programs have helped students launch their careers in these industries.  As the only student program officially recognized and sanctioned by the Festival del Cannes and the Marché du Film, The American Pavilion Student Programs offer participants a unique and life-changing experience, and an up-close view of both the Festival and the Market.

A representative from the program will make a brief presentation and answer questions at 10:00am on Oct. 12th in room 504 Neuberger Hall.

This presentation is open to all PSU students.


Nerds Reign! “Computer Chess” with Andrew Bujalski

What: Nerds Reign! Computer Chess with Andrew Bujalski

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Lincoln Hall Recital Hall, room 75, 1620 SW Park Ave.

Cost: Free and open to the public

Contact: Amy Borden,, 503-725-4698

Join us to hear acclaimed indie director Andrew Bujalski present his Sundance award-winning comedy Computer Chess (2013), followed by a Q&A session.

Set at a 1980s computer chess tournament, Bujalski’s off-beat consideration of artificial technology creates a filmVariety calls “an endearlingly nutty, proudly analog tribute to the ultra-nerdy innovators of yesteryear.”


Portland State Film in ‘Moviemaker’

The new issue of “Moviemaker” magazine features a half-page ad for Portland State Film!  If you know anyone interested in coming to Portland State FIlm to study, direct them to our website,, and to for more information.


Prof. Morrow Screens Film in Festival Saturday


This Saturday, PSU Film Prof. Dustin Morrow will screen his short experimental documentary “Dead Mall” as part of the North Portland Unknown Film Festival at the Disjecta gallery.

More information about the film and the festival can be found here: