Film festival related panels at SCMS 2014 Seattle

The 2014 SCMS Conference Program is now available online here (opens as PDF).  For your convenience here are the panels and events listed that relate to film festival studies and the SCMS Film and Media Festivals Scholarly Interest Group:

SESSION F: THURSDAY, March 20, 2014, 11:00 am–12:45 pm

MEETING  Film & Media Festivals Studies Scholarly Interest Group
ROOM: Chelan First Floor, Lobby Level

SESSION I: THURSDAY, March 20, 2014, 5:00–6:45 pm

I8 Regional Film Festivals: Adapting and Transforming Identities

CHAIR: Diane Burgess – UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • Diane Burgess UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA “A Tale of Two Cities: Local Exhibition, Regional Alliances, and the Development of Major Film Festivals in the Pacific Northwest”
  • Przemyslaw Suwart BAUHAUS UNIVERSITY WEIMAR “The Art of Mediation: Klaus Wildenhahn’s Film for Bossak and Leacock and the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival”
  • Enrico Vannucci OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY “2.0 Could Be Cool, but Respectability Is Earned in the Real World: The ViaEmili@DocFest Case Study”
  • Ilona Hongisto UNIVERSITY OF TURKU “Differentiating Nations, Imagining the People: Post- Soviet North Eastern European Documentaries on the Festival Circuit”

SPONSOR: Film & Media Festivals Scholarly Interest Group

Meet-and-greet Dinner

There will also be a meet-and-greet dinner following the festival panel (Session I8: 5-6:45 PM, Thursday, March 20) on the same day with details on precisely which restaurant and time to be announced at the meeting and panel as well as over the SIG’s listserv that is enabled by joining the group on the SCMS website.

SESSION J: FRIDAY, March 21, 2014, 9:00–10:45 am

J2 Cultural Brokers and Critics

CHAIR: Kevin Hall UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES

  • Jinhee Park UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA “The Subjectivity of Filmmakers in the International Film Festival Industry: Case Study of Talent Campus Tokyo”
  • Lia Wolock UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN “New Media, New Communities: Digital Cultural Brokers in the South Asian Diaspora”
  • Jason Kelly Roberts NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY “’A Naturally Expectable Thing’: Bosley Crowther and the Convergence of Film and Television”
  • Kevin Hall UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES “Everyone’s a Critic: Intertextuality and Parody in The Critic

J17 The State of Black Independent Film

CHAIR: Christine Acham UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

  • Mark Cunningham AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE “California Dreamin’, California Stuntin’: The Metamorphosis of Black Independent Film in the Debut Features of John Singleton and Ryan Coogler”
  • Christine Acham UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA “The New Chitlin’ Circuit: Independent Black Filmmaking and Black Film Festivals”
  • Zeinabu Davis UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES “Old School Meets New School: Developing and Maintaining Audiences for Black Independent Film from Killer of Sheep to Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
  • Eric Pierson UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO “My Film Is Great because Sundance Says So!”

SPONSORS: Oscar Micheaux Society and Film & Media Festivals Scholarly Interest Groups

SESSION K: FRIDAY, March 21, 2014, 12:15–2:00 pm

K17 Mediations of Place-based Youth Identities

CHAIR: Margaret Zeddies WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
CO-CHAIR: Candice Haddad UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

  • Sara Bernstein UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS and Elise Chatelain UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS“Werewolf Bar Mitzvah: Coming of Age on the Fringes of America”
  • Bonnie Tilland UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON “The Film Festival in Translation: Youth as Interpreters of Layers of Meaning at the Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF)”
  • Margaret Zeddies WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY “A More United Planet?: Global Community and Representations of Youth on a Voluntourism Website”
  • Candice Haddad UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN “Sh*t Arabs in Dearborn Do: The Frictions of Arab-American Youths’ Self-representational Strategies”

SESSION R: SUNDAY, March 23, 2014, 9:00–10:45 am

R9 Film, Civic Activism, and Education

CHAIR: Zeynep Yasar INDIANA UNIVERSITY

  • Hongwei Chen UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA “Mapping the Educational Dominant: Cinema’s Use-values between Shanghai and Nanjing in the 1930s”
  • David Scott Diffrient COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY “From Johannesburg to Nürnberg: Global Cities, ‘Inhuman’ Pasts, and Human-rights Film Festivals”
  • Zeynep Yasar INDIANA UNIVERSITY “Gezi Park as Open-air Theater: Film Exhibition, Spectatorship, and Civic Activism in Istanbul”

SPONSORS: Middle East Caucus and Media Literacy + Pedagogical Outreach Scholarly Interest Group

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