As part of its mission to promote transdisciplinary inquiry into the theory and practice of media (traditional and emergent) and to discern the role of media in the human experience, CAMS hosts a plethora of programs ranging from recurring film series and workshops to one-time talks, lectures, and symposia with leading scholars and media practitioners.
CAMS also has a history of hosting artists in residence, which supports a variety of visual artists.
Films You Cannot See Anywhere Else
The Films You Cannot See Anywhere Else series was created in 2018 by CAMS graduate students in collaboration with Bernadette Wegenstein. The films featured in this series are festival gems that have had limited to no international distribution, and CAMS has regularly invited the filmmakers to Baltimore to present their work during special screenings open to the public. The films have mainly been shown at the Parkway Theatre.
- The Missing Tale (dir. Klára Trencsényi, 2022, Hungary) with director Klára Trencsényi
- Faya Dayi (dir. Jessica Beshir, 2021) with director Jessica Beshir
- Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf (dir. Susan Youssef, 2019) with director Susan Youssef
- O Babado a Toinha (dir. Sérgio Bloch, 2014, Brazil) and Señorita María, la falda de la montaña (dir. Ruben Mendoza, Colombia, 2017)
- Ryeohaeng (dir. Im Heung-soon, 2017, South Korea) with director Im Heung-soon
- Jaurès (dir. Vincent Dieutre, 2012, France)
- Disability Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Sign (dir. Andrew Keenan-Bolger, 2016), This Is Normal (dir. Justin Giddings and Ryan Welsh, 2013), Everything Is Incredible (dir. Tyler Bastian, 2011), and When Brenden Met Hiroe (dir. Steve Mayer-Miller, 2017)
The Medinar serves as a forum for graduate students and faculty to gather to present media studies-related works in progress, such as dissertation chapters, articles, papers, job talks, and video essays.