Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Through courses with alternating themes every year, the student becomes acquainted with different areas of film history, such as film genres, major directors, special themes, or interplay between film and other arts.

Credits: 2

Schedule: 05.12.2022 - 09.12.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Olaf Möller, Satu Kyösola

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

Satu Kyösola: 050 5541655 tai

Olaf Möller:

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Course contents change every year. Specific course descriptions will be updated in MyCourses Syllabus at the latest three weeks before the beginning of the course.


  • applies in this implementation

    ELO-E1033 Film History Theme Courses 2

    An Avant-garde Laboratory for the Nation: Tom Daly and the National Film Board of Canada (2 ECTS)

    Producer-Editor-Director Tom Daly is one of the most successful creatives the history of cinema has seen – which doesn't mean that he's a widely known figure. Daly's main claim for fame was his time as the executive producing head of the Unit B, which in contrast to the National Film Board of Canada's other units was an experimentally minded, genre- and discipline-borders defying endeavor in total cinema: Here, some of the first steps in Canadian-style direct cinema were made, and some of the most celebrated animation works of the postwar world created, and some of the most path-breaking multi-screen environments designed, usually by the very same creative minds. In this course, we'll discover the curious genius of master directors like Wolf Koenig, Roman Kroitor, Norman McLaren or the only a few weeks ago deceased Terence Macartney-Filgate, whose talents were allowed to bloom due to the care and intelligence of Tom Daly.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Evaluation on a scale of 0-5, based primarily on the essay or other individual assignment approved by the teacher in charge.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching: Screenings, lectures, discussions (21 hours)

    Independent work: essay or other individual assignment approved by the teacher in charge (33 hours)

    Accepted completion of the course requires 80% attendance in contact teaching.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn II
    2023-2024 Autumn II

    Enrollment :

    Registration for courses: Sisu. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture,

    The maximum number of participants in the course is 45 students. The course will not be held if there are less than 5 students enrolled.

  • applies in this implementation

    The course will be organized in Odeion (Maarintie 8) everyday from 9 am to 4 pm.

    There is an hour-long lunch break at around noon. Daily schedules depend on the length of films, lectures and discussions.

    Please be on time in the mornings as the lecture starts at 9 am sharp!