Student Work

SUNY Oswego's Cinema & Screen Studies program is a unique combination of production, screenwriting, and critical theory. Below are a few selections of student produced short films, screenplays, and criticism that showcase the range and diversity of our student productions. PDFs of the written materials can be accessed in the title links.

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Short Films

As Ever, (Senior Capstone)

The year is 1944. College student, James Roman faces the fears of the draft while also dealing with the everyday happenings of life.

The Way It Is (Mixed Emotions Film Festival)

Two best friends who share a common struggle with women go on a quest to find someone to share their lives with.

Football Season Is Over (Practicum Filmmaking)

An interpretation of Hunter S. Thompson's suicide letter.

Gone Fishing (Mixed Emotions Film Festival)

A stop-motion piece produced for our 36-hour film competition.

Thrall (Capstone)

A man seeks liberation from his environment.

Photosphere (Capstone)

A quiet examination of nature in Central New York.


Uh Oh! (Intro to Screenwriting)

Develop a breakup scene solely through dialogue.

Untitled (Intro to Screenwriting)

Illustrate a character finding out about his/her partner cheating solely through the use of action blocks (no dialogue).

Debt Collector (Intro to Screenwriting)

Use a mix of dialogue and prose to present two very different characters meeting after a car accident.

Where's Mine? (Intermediate Screenwriting)

An excerpt from a feature length screenplay.


U.R.C.A: Short Film and Artist's Statement (Film Theory)

Frederic Jameson's theories of post-capitalism applied in short film form along with an artist's statement.

A New Safe Haven for Queer and Gay Cinema (Internship)

A published examination of queer cinema from an internship with Focus Features.

In Dublin, Out of Answers (Irish Cinema)

A published examination of national cinema frameworks from an Irish Cinema study abroad program.

Memory and Spatial Reconstruction in The Tree of Life (Advanced Film Theory)

A critical analysis of spatial construction in and out of the cinematic diegesis.