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News Archive for September, 2013

  • Book announcement: Spectral Shakespeares

    Here are some of the details of the forthcoming book on media adaptations of Shakespeare by Maurizio Calbi. For more information, please visit the Palgrave Macmillan site in the UK and in the US, Macmillan: ‘Spectral Shakespeares is an illuminating exploration of recent, experimental adaptations of Shakespeare on film, TV, and the web. Drawing on […]

  • Adventures in Cult Cinema: Richard Stanley’s Dust Devil (1992)

    Following on from Ieuan Franklin’s excellent blog which discussed such mind-bendingly psychedelic Films on Four as Born of Fire (Jamil Dehlavi, 1987), Shadey (Phillip Saville, 1987) and Silent Scream (David Hayman, 1991), I felt that a blog needed to be dedicated to one of the channel’s most interesting commissions; Richard Stanley’s Dust Devil. The film […]

  • Archive Programme Pitching Competition

    Archive Programme Pitching Competition Inspiring a new generation of filmmakers to love footage! Deadline for submissions: 14 october 2013 FOCAL International, the trade association representing the footage archive industry, is holding a competition for up and coming doc makers to find the best pitch for an archive based programme. Finalists will be invited to pitch […]

  • Media Screen Roundup – August 2013

    The monthly roundup of film and television publications compiled by Simon Baker, Institute of Historical Research, & published here at the BUFVC by Linda Kaye. This month’s Roundup includes a special issue on Québec Cinema in the 21st Century in The American Review of Canadian Studies, including interviews, First Nations’ cinema, the National Film Board […]

  • September on the BUFVC Moving Image Gateway

    The BUFVC Moving Image Gateway includes over 1,400 websites relating to video, multimedia and sound materials. These have been subdivided into   over 40 subject areas. To suggest new entries or  amendments, please contact us by email or telephone or visit  the Gateway at Aca-Media A monthly podcast with an academic perspective on media, presented by film and television […]

  • Film4 FrightFest:

     Branding and Sponsorship within Britain’s Premier Horror Festival A Guest Blog by Simon Hobbs, PhD Research Student at the University of Portsmouth This year’s Film4 FrightFest marked my first venture to the festival. A lifelong fan of horror cinema with an academic interest in paratextual branding, a trip to the Film4 FrightFest provided the perfect […]

  • National Archives: Files on Film competition

    ‘Files on film’ is a competition from the National Archives. They have selected sections of ten diverse documents from their collection to be used as inspiration for a short film (no longer than three minutes). Anyone can enter, using any type of film equipment from mobile phones to studio cameras. The winning films will be awarded: £450 for […]

  • World Cinema On Demand event – 19 September 2013

    World Cinema On-Demand: Film Distribution and Education in the Streaming Media Era 19 September 2013 Queen’s University Belfast The final in a series of AHRC-funded Workshops investigating the impact of on-line distribution on the consumption, research, and teaching of world cinemas. Confirmed speakers include: Dr Lizelle Bisschoff (University of Glasgow) Dr Virginia Crisp (University […]

  • Documentary and (Dis)Ability Symposium

    Documentary and (Dis)Ability: A One Day Symposium University of Surrey Friday 20 September 2013 The fourth in the ‘Documentary and …’ series to be held at the University of Surrey seeks to explore the conjunction of the documentary project with the worlds it encounters and the practical and conceptual modifications these combinations bring. Please contact […]

  • ‘A Star is Born’ conference

    A Star Is Born: Cinematic Reflections on Stardom and the ‘Stardom Film Friday 13 September 2013 King’s College London This conference addresses an overlooked area in the expanding fields of stardom and performance studies – namely films ‘about’ stardom. The topic of ‘stardom films’ enables new and productive dialogue between different historical, national and […]