BYU International Cinema

The BYU International Cinema was officially placed under the direction of the College of Humanities in 1990 and has been under its direction ever since. The program began in 1968 with Joseph Baker of the newly created German Department, who instituted what he called the International Film Festival. He directed the program until 1975 when Donald Marshall of the College of Humanities administered the program until he retired in 2000. Travis Anderson served as the director of the program from 2000 until 2006. Following his stepping down, Dennis Packard and Scott Miller directed the cinema and they were followed by Greg Stallings and Dennis Perry.

Variant names

International Film Festival


Established: 1990

Location: Provo, Utah (1990- )


The programs functions are to supplement BYU foreign language classes by providing frequent opportunities to hear natives speakers of the particular language and to experience the cultural context in which the language is spoken. It also serves to supplement the curriculum of BYU English, film and humanities classes by showing classic and quality films from the canon of world cinema, as well as cinematic adaptations of great English literature. Finally the program provides BYU honors students with frequent and consistent opportunities to complete the film component of their Honors Great Works requirement.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The BYU International Cinema was administered by the program director, under the direction of the college dean.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University (1968-1990)

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. College of Humanities (1990- )


BYU International Cinema WWW site, Nov. 23, 2009 About Us (program directors, and program history)

Brigham Young University General Catalog, 1990-1991: p. 45 (placed under the official direction of the College of Humanities)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00535

Creator: RSP