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Research Excellence

York is committed to excellence in research and scholarship in all its forms. Informed by a strong commitment to shared values, including the promotion of social justice, diversity, and the public good, we aspire through our research to better understand the human condition and the world around us and to employ the knowledge we gain in the service of society.

Current Research Projects

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Motion Media Studio

Spearheaded by Professor Ingrid Veninger, York U Motion Media Studio at Cinespace is an interdisciplinary studio space open to the pursuit of exploration and innovation.

Festivals and Awards

Chelsea McMullan

Chelsea McMullan

MFA alumna Chelsea McMullan takes us inside the National Ballet of Canada's 2022 production of Swan Lake (TIFF 2023), staged by the legendary Karen Kain.

Matthew Johnson and Matthew Miller

Matthew Johnson and Matthew Miller

MFA alums Matthew Johnson and Matthew Miller’s Blackberry premieres at the Berlin Film Festival, was released in cinemas worldwide, and received an approval rating of 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Aaron Tucker

PhD alum Aaron Tucker received the Governor-General's Gold Medal (doctoral) for the top graduating graduate student and an SSHRC Postdoc at the University of Toronto in 2023.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Research within the Graduate Program in Film is determined by the proposed projects presented by successful aspirants. Our students complete a thesis and/or dissertation, which then becomes published as "Electronic Theses & Dissertations" and sits as a public document within our institutional repository - YorkSpace.

Graduate Program in Film Electronic Theses

Learn More

The Graduate Program in Film at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.