An important part of the Media Arts Program Application is the interview with the faculty. Interviews are held the week after the application due date. Before the interview, applicants are required to select and watch one of the approved films from the list below. In your interview, applicants will be asked to identify the theme of the film they watched and explain what creative choices the filmmaker used to communicate that theme. The interview will last only 4-5 minutes, so answers will need to be brief.

These films can be accessed at the Media Center in the Harold B. Lee Library (HBLL) on BYU Campus. Some of these films may also be accessed from different online streaming sites such as:

And many other film streaming services…

As a film student, you will be expected to watch a large number of films throughout your time in the program, so being familiar with, or having a subscription to some of these services is crucial.

Approved Films for the Media Arts Application Interview

Ingeborg Holm (Sweden, 1913)
Ingeborg Holm (Sweden, 1913)

HBLL: PN 1995.75 .M348 2008

A Dog's Life (US, 1918)
A Dog's Life (US, 1918)

HBLL: PN 1995.75 .C428 2004

The Oyster Princess (Germany, 1919)
The Oyster Princess (Germany, 1919)

HBLL: PN 1995.75 .A97 2007

Nanook of the North (US, 1922)
Nanook of the North (US, 1922)

HBLL: PN 1995.96 .E83 N36 1998

The Last Laugh (Germany, 1924)
The Last Laugh (Germany, 1924)

HBLL: PN 1995.75 .L48 2009

Sparrows (US, 1926)
Sparrows (US, 1926)

HBLL: PN 1995.75 .S63 1999

New Earth (Netherlands, 1933)
New Earth (Netherlands, 1933)
The Awful Truth (US, 1937)
The Awful Truth (US, 1937)
La Grande Illusion (France, 1937)
La Grande Illusion (France, 1937)

HBLL: PN 1995.9 .W3 G73 1999

A Diary for Timothy (UK, 1945)
A Diary for Timothy (UK, 1945)

HBLL: PN 1995.96 .D6 L57 2002 (Part of the collection named: “Listen to Britain and other films”)

Shoeshine (Italy, 1946)
Shoeshine (Italy, 1946)

HBLL: VC 5609

Late Spring (Japan, 1949)
Late Spring (Japan, 1949)

HBLL: PN 1995.97 .J3 J37lat 2006

Summer Interlude (Sweden, 1951)
Summer Interlude (Sweden, 1951)

HBLL: PN 1995.97 .S9 S94som 2012

The Cranes Are Flying (USSR, 1957)
The Cranes Are Flying (USSR, 1957)

HBLL: PN 1995.97 .R8 R87let 2002

White Wilderness (US, 1958)
White Wilderness (US, 1958)
Cleo, from 5 to 7 (France, 1962)
Cleo, from 5 to 7 (France, 1962)

HBLL: PN 1995.97 .F7 F73cle 2000

Charulata (India, 1964)
Charulata (India, 1964)

HBLL: CAV 17-123

The War Game (UK, 1965)
The War Game (UK, 1965)

HBLL: PN 1995.96 .W3 W367 2006

Alice in the Cities (Germany, 1974)
Alice in the Cities (Germany, 1974)

HBLL: VC 5205

Harlan County, U.S.A (US, 1976)
Harlan County, U.S.A (US, 1976)

HBLL: PN 1995.96 .U65 H37 2006

My Brilliant Career (Australia, 1979)
My Brilliant Career (Australia, 1979)

HBLL: VC 5175

The Times of Harvey Milk (US, 1984)
The Times of Harvey Milk (US, 1984)

HBLL: PN 1995.96 .H55 T56 2011

Dekalog V: Thou Shalt Not Kill (Poland, 1988)
Dekalog V: Thou Shalt Not Kill (Poland, 1988)

HBLL: PN 1995.97 .P6 P65dek 2003 pt.2
Viewer Discretion advised, film has images that some may find disturbing.

Pom Poko (Japan, 1994)
Pom Poko (Japan, 1994)

HBLL: PN 1995.9 .A53 P66 2005

Raise the Red Lantern (China, 1991)
Raise the Red Lantern (China, 1991)

HBLL: PN 1995.97 .M3 C45rai 2005

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (Canada, 1993)
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (Canada, 1993)

HBLL: VC 5750

The White Balloon (Iran, 1995)
The White Balloon (Iran, 1995)

HBLL: VC 5997 OR LD 352

The Son (Belgium, 2002)
The Son (Belgium, 2002)

HBLL: PN 1995.97 .F7 B45fil 2004

The Fog of War (US, 2003)
The Fog of War (US, 2003)

HBLL: PN 1995.96 .P6 F63 2004

The Story of the Weeping Camel (Germany/Mongolia, 2003)
The Story of the Weeping Camel (Germany/Mongolia, 2003)

HBLL: PN 1995.97 .M6 M66sto 2005