Chapters from the History of Film Editing

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
306KDSS credit 2 2 lecture hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 29 to 39 hours of self-study English summer

Subject guarantor

Name of lecturer(s)

Martin ČIHÁK


An Intersection of Montage & Humanities

Course Description:

Through exposure to a variety of readings, manifestos and screenings across the different

disciplines of humanities, students will immerse themselves in the interdisciplinary

possibility of film and specifically montage. Students will engage in stimulating

discussions that would broaden their horizons in understanding the potential of film. The

course also expands on the application of this intersection of montage and humanities on

their daily practical work and as a potential application to their theses. Group

presentations, screenings and writing exercises prepare students to acquire a deeper

analytical level.

Course Expectations:

● Students will collaborate with their classmates to research, and analyze the montage of a

short film in their midterm presentation.

● Students are expected to actively participate in class discussions and group presentations.

● Students are encouraged to show their work in progress to the class for feedback


● Acquired skills to analyze technically and aesthetically short films.

● Understanding of how short films craft their stories.

● Enhanced critical thinking and visual literacy skills.

● Grasp over the film industry, specifically in the short films’ circuit.



Reading assignments will be made available before the class.

Excerpts from:

Readings are attached to each week’s coursework.


Professionalism and participation: 50%

Student Presentation: 50%


Total: 100%

If a student fails to attend 60% of the classes they will have to submit a 500 word written essay

to be delivered on the final day of classes to

Please note that changes in the schedule, screenings, or readings are possible.

Class 1 - 15.02: Semiotics and Film

Class introduction and going over the syllabus


David Pinheiro Vicente, 15 min. Portugal, France, 202

Dania Bdeir, 15 min. Lebanon, 2022

Reading: Roberge, Gaston. A Contribution of Linguistics to Film Study: Metz’ Large


→ Announcement and distribution of the presentations

Class 2 - 22.02: Public Policy and Impact Campaigns

Field Trip: Kino Palestine at Display Gallery

Guest Speaker: Zaher Jureidini

Class 3 - 29.02: Ethnography, Direct Cinema, and Cinéma Verité

Reading: Maysles, Albert. The Documentary Manifesto. web


Minami Iizuka, 25 min. Czech Republic, 2023

Guest Speaker: Minami Iizuka

Class 4 - 07.03: Politics and Godard


Jean-Henri Roger & Jean-Luc Godard, 52 min, France & UK, 1968

Jean-Luc Godard & Anne-Marie Miéville, 53 min, France, 1976

Reading: Godard. Jean-Luc, What is to be done? Afterimage n°1, April 1970.Web

Class 5 - 14.03: Decolonial Editing and Deleuze’s Minor Cinema


Youssef Chahine, 23 min. Egypt, 1991

Reading: Deleuze, Gilles. Cinema 2: The Time - Image. University of Minnesota Press

Minneapolis, 1997. pp. 215-224

Khouri, Malek. The Arab National Project in Youssef Chahine’s Cinema. The American

University in Cairo Press, 2009. pp.161-163.

Class 6 - 21.03: Film & Music


Reading: Thompson, Stacy. Punk Cinema, Cinema Journal, Vol. 43, No. 2 (Winter, 2004), pp.


Class 7 - 04.04: Students’ Presentations

In this class, students who didn’t present yet will have the opportunity to do so.

Learning outcomes


Prerequisites and other requirements




Evaluation methods and criteria




Schedule for winter semester 2023/2024:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2023/2024:

room 311
Room No. 311

(Lažanský palác)
(lecture parallel1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 18:10–21:25 Martin ČIHÁK Room No. 311
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1

The subject is a part of the following study plans