Cynthia Felando

Film & Media Studies Lecturer

11996 Ph.D. Critical Studies,
Department of Theater, Film, and Television, UCLA

Curriculum Vitae


2423 Social Sciences & Media Studies



American Film History, Youth Culture and Media,
Film Festivals and Contemporary Trends In
International Cinema, Short Films


After graduating from UCLA, Cynthia Felando worked as an art house and film festival programmer. Primary teaching and research interests include American film history and culture, youth culture, contemporary trends in international cinema, and the history and criticism of short films. She is a past recipient of a Distinguished Teaching Award awarded by UCSB’s Academic Senate.

Recent publications include, “A Certain Age: Wes Anderson, Anjelica Huston, and Modern Femininity,” New Review of Film and Television Studies, Routledge. Forthcoming, March 2012; book review for Lea Jacobs, The Decline of Sentiment: American Film in the 1920s. Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, Manchester University Press, forthcoming 2011; and “Clara Bow is IT.” Film Stars: Hollywood and Beyond, Andy Willis, editor. Manchester University Press, 2004.

Discovering Short Films

The History and Style of Live-Action Fiction Shorts

by Cynthia Felando

Palgrave Macmillan
July 2015