CFP pre-constituted panel(s) on film festivals @ NECS 2012

The NECS 2012 Conference
“Time Networks: Screen Media and Memory”
Lisbon, 21st-23th June 2012
hosted by the New University of Lisbon and the University of Coimbra

In preparation for the sixth annual NECS conference in Lisbon next year we would like to invite scholars working on film festivals (especially members of the Film Festival Research Network & Film Festival Research Work Group) to submit paper proposals for one of more pre-constituted panels.

The panel(s) will be open to papers on all aspects of research relating to film festivals, but we specifically invite papers on the conference theme of ‘screens and memory’.

Panels may consist of 3 to 4 speakers with a maximum of 20 minutes speaking time each. All presenters are obliged to provide a title, an abstract of max 150 words, 3-5 key bibliographical references, name, institutional affiliation and a short bio of the presenter. We ask anyone interested in participating in a film festival panel to send their completed proposal to Marijke (marijke@filmfestivalresearch.org) by JANUARY 15, 2012 to allow time for preparation of the overall panel(s) description(s) and submission before the general submissions deadline on January 31, 2012.

In addition we are thinking about organizing a workshop on the relations and collaborations between scholars and festival(s) (professionals), provisionally entitled “Academics and Festivals: On the Flow of Labour, Expertise and Influence Between”. If you’re interested in contributing to such a workshop, please send an email to Marijke before DECEMBER 22, 2011.

The conference language is English. Conference attendance is free, but NECS membership is required to participate in the conference. For the terms of NECS membership, please see the website. Participants will have to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. Detailed information on NECS and the Lisbon Conference will be posted on www.necs.org .

Kind regards,

Marijke de Valck
Skadi Loist
Ger Zielinski

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