The University of Massachusetts Boston Film Series was an initiative of the Chancellor's Office between 2012 and 2017. This monthly series, which was free and open to the public, showcased innovative and thought-provoking filmmakers and their work.
The UMass Boston Film Series paid particular attention to emerging and iconic directors of acclaimed documentaries that have obtained recognition for their unique, relevant, and exceptional cinematic efforts. The series hosted filmmakers for in-person Q&As moderated by curator and lecturer Chico Colvard. The Film Series also partnered with UMass Boston faculty, film industry insiders, and local organizations to participate in post-screening panel discussions about the issues central to the featured films. Ultimately, the UMass Boston Film Series aimed to create a synergy of place around the moving image.