Curricular Support

The Yale Film Study Center provides a range of curricular support services to faculty in all departments in the University.


The Film Study Center collection includes thousands of titles from over 160 countries, spanning the history of film. If we do not have a film needed for a course or for faculty research, we will make every effort to acquire it. Please submit all requests via the Purchase Request Form, selecting "Film" as the Subject Area. Due to a high demand for acquisitions and the difficulty of sourcing some titles, it is strongly recommended that requests for course-related materials are submitted by August 1 for the fall semester, December 1 for the spring semester, and May 1 for Summer Session, though requests are accepted and processed throughout the year on a rolling basis. Decisions regarding acquisitions are based upon academic needs as well as restrictions of budget, with priority given to current-year courses.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all Yale course reserves are online-only for the 2020-2021 academic year. Faculty should use Canvas to put Film Study Center media on reserve, selecting the FSC as the pickup location. Reserves are for the entire semester. Only the faculty member making the reservation and his or her authorized proxies can take reserve items offsite, but students and other members of the Yale community can watch the media onsite in FSC screening rooms or booths.

Faculty’s personally-owned media can be placed on reserve as well, though leaving rare or one-of-a-kind material is not recommended. Please bring the media to the FSC Circulation Desk for assistance.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the FSC is closed to the public for the 2020-2021 academic year. While classrooms with screening capabilities are located throughout campus (see the Arranging Screenings page for details), some faculty prefer to hold their classes at the Film Study Center. The FSC houses two screening rooms: B-20 (seating capacity: 25) and B-21 (seating capacity: 15). To reserve a weekly class time, contact the FSC’s Archer Neilson (203.432.0149). To arrange occasional or one-off screenings in either room, contact the FSC Circulation Desk (203.432.0148).

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Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:50pm