Buffalo Int'l Film Festival is sponsored by the The Department of Media Study, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Buffalo – The State University of New York.

The Department of Media Study (DMS) is one of the country’s leading programs in experimental and independent media. DMS is led by an award-winning, internationally-active faculty who continue to probe media and its social implications in the widest context. They offer students exposure to an always evolving array of thematic foci, ranging from screen culture to software studies, incorporating documentary and experimental film, video and sound, robotics, social media, gaming, interactive fiction, digital poetics and critical spatial practice. They are offer undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees.

University at Buffalo – The State University of New York (UB) is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence and making a positive impact on the world. Founded in 1848, UB is the flagship institution in the State University of New York system, and is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system. It is a member of the Association of American Universities.

The top public university in New York State and No. 31 in the nation according to the WSJ/THE College Rankings, UB is also ranked No. 293 out of 19,788 universities worldwide by the Center for World University Rankings.

UB's World-Renowned Faculty have won many prestigious awards, including: Nobel Prizes, Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, National Medals of Science, and MacArthur Foundation “genius awards” to name a few.

Located in the Buffalo-Niagara region of upstate New York, UB has three distinct but closely connected campuses.

They offer 140+ undergraduate programs, 55+ combined degree programs, 220+ master's programs, and 95+ doctoral programs across 13 Schools and Colleges inlcuding: Architecture and Planning, Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Education, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Law, Management, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Public Health and Health Professions, Social Work, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute Graduate Division. They partner with 96 universities around the globe to provide 1,000+ study abroad opportunities across seven continents.

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