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 Call Number: PN 1995.75 .I54 2014
or PN 1995.75 .M348 2008 (included on A Man There Was)

Shoulder Arms (USA, 1917)
Shoulder Arms (USA, 1917)

Shoulder Arms can be found on disc one of a 2-disc DVD set called “The Chaplin Revue” (1959). HBLL call number for this 2-disc set is: PN 1995.75 .C428 2004

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

HBLL Call Number: PN 1995.75 .A97 2007

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

HBLL Call Number: PN 1995.96 .E83 N36 1998

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

HBLL Call Number: PN 1995.75 .L48 2009
Or PN 1995.75 .L48 2017 (2 copies; Blu-ray and DVD)

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

HBLL Call Number: PN 1995.75 .S63 1999
or CAV 19-41

New Earth (Netherlands, 1933)
New Earth (Netherlands, 1933)
The Awful Truth (US, 1937)
The Awful Truth (US, 1937)

HBLL Call Number: PN 1995.9 .C55 A94 2018

La Grande Illusion (France, 1937)
La Grande Illusion (France, 1937)

HBLL Call Number: PN 1995.9 .W3 G73 1999
or PN 1995.97 .F7 F73gran 2008

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

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

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

HBLL Call Number: PN 1995.97 .I7 I73sci 2001

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

HBLL Call Number: PN 1995.97 .J3 J37lat 2006 (DVD)
or PN 1995.97 .J3 J37lat 2012b (Blu-ray)

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

HBLL Call Number: PN 1995.97 .S9 S94som 2012

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

HBLL Call Number: PN 1995.97 .R8 R87let 2002

White Wilderness (US, 1958)
White Wilderness (US, 1958)

HBLL Call Number: PN 1992.8 .N38 T78 2006 vol.1 (Wonders of the World)

Cleo, from 5 to 7 (France, 1962)
Cleo, from 5 to 7 (France, 1962)

HBLL Call Number: PN 1995.97 .F7 F73cle 2000

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

HBLL Call Number: CAV 17-123 (DVD)

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

HBLL Call Number: PN 1995.96 .W3 W367 2006

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

HBLL Call Number: PN 1995.97 .G4 G47ali 2016 Blu-ray

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

HBLL Call Number: PN 1995.96 .U65 H37 2006

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

HBLL Call Number: PN 1995.9 .D65 M9 2009b

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

HBLL Call Number: PN 1995.96 .H55 T56 2011

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

HBLL Call Number: PN 1995.97 .P6 P65dek 2016 pt.1 Blu-ray (on disc 1)
or PN 1995.97 .P6 P65dek 2003 pt.2
Viewer Discretion advised, film has images that some may find disturbing.

Whisper of the Heart (Japan, 1995)
Whisper of the Heart (Japan, 1995)

HBLL Call Number: PN 1995.9 .A53 W45 2006 (DVD)

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

HBLL Call Number: PN 1995.97 .M3 C45rai 2005

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

Can be found within the National Film Board of Canada Archives

Close-Up (1990)
Close-Up (1990)

HBLL Call Number: PN 1995.97 .P4 U54clo 2010
or PN 1995.97 .P4 I72klu 2001

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

HBLL Call Number: PN 1995.97 .F7 B45fil 2004

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

HBLL Call Number: 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