Welcome to the School of Cinema

Welcome to the School of Cinema

Founded amid the political activism and artistic experimentation of the 1960s, the School of Cinema continues to celebrate cinematic expressions that challenge social and artistic norms.

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News & Announcements

2021 Valediction Statements

We want to congratulate our upcoming School of Cinema graduates!  Enjoy a compilation of words the graduates shared with us.

Mayuran Tiruchelvam speaks into a webcam while sitting in a home office

Mayuran Tiruchelvam: Marcus Endowed Chair in Social Justice Filmmaking

Assistant Professor Mayuran Tiruchelvam has admired superheroes his whole life — both in American popular culture and his family of human-rights activists.

Delroy Lindo wearing a jacket, scarf and hat

SF State's 'Generosity of Spirit' Inspires Alum Delroy Lindo in Storied Acting Career

Delroy Lindo is known to bring gravitas to any scene he enters.