Designed for absolute beginners to budding cinephiles, the Guardian's film appreciation course will give its students a thorough grounding in all things film.
A hundred years of cinema history, with its movements, masterpieces and occasional misfires, can be an intimidating landscape in which to try to discover which directors matter and with which classics any true film lover should be acquainted. The film appreciation course will be the perfect guide.
Structured around the evolution of film and key works across a wide range of genres, the course will tell the story of cinema, mapping its progress from the earliest days of the silent movie to the present day. Hollywood will play a major role, as will every other film-making corner of the world. The course will leave its students with a wealth of great films to investigate and the analytical tools required to "read" them.
Featuring both seminars and screenings, the course will be hosted by Danny Leigh, Guardian film writer and co-presenter of BBC One's Film 2010, with other contributors including the Guardian's Xan Brooks and the British Film Institute's Jane Giles.
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Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.
Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.
Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.
The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.