Lectures and Seminars

Andreas Deja and Pete Docter

The Academy’s lectures and seminars further the understanding and appreciation of motion pictures. Delivered by distinguished figures, the lectures provide thoughtful, entertaining and often very personal investigations of the art of moviemaking.  Seminars give the public an unparalleled opportunity to learn about different aspects of filmmaking from Academy members who are masters of their craft.


Six lecture series bear the names of accomplished filmmakers:

Marvin Borowsky Lecture

Marc Davis Lecture

John Huston Lecture

Jack Oakie Lecture

George Pal Lecture

George Stevens Lecture

A seventh lecture program spotlights the research findings of recipients of the Academy Film Scholars grant.

Academy Film Scholars

Seminar Series

The Academy provides seminars on aspects of the industry such as makeup and hairstyling, production design, documentary filmmaking and music scoring.


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