Film Festival Research @ NECS 2017 Paris

As this year’s NECS Conference in Paris is coming closer, here is a handy list of the panels and workshops sponsored by the Film Festival Research workgroup.  Listed below is also our workgroup meeting, taking place Thursday evening. Please swing by!

B13: FILM AUDIENCES & FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE I: SENSES, BODY & AFFECT
Thursday, June 29, 11.30-13.15, Room D39

Chair: Marijke De Valck, Utrecht University

  • Dorota Ostrowska, Birkbeck College, London: Embodied Celluloid Spectres: Photographing Stars at Cannes Film Festival
  • Peter Virginas, Babes-Bolyai University / Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities: Rhythms on the Festival Screen
  • Lin Che, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing: The Film Carnival Unit and Carnivalesque Experience in Beijing International Film Festival
  • Lesley-Ann Dickson, Queen Margaret University: Space-Text-Audience: Festivalisation Practices and Shifting Spectatorship at Glasgow Film Festival

C13: FILM AUDIENCES & FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE II: RITUALS, POLITICS & CINEPHILIA
Thursday, June 29, 13.30-15.15, Room D39

Chair: Lin Che, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing

  • Sonia M. Tascón, Western Sydney University: The Human Rights Film Festival Spectator: Community, Phenomenology, and Social Change
  • Patricia Caillé, Université de Strasbourg: A Powerful and Ritualized Storytelling: FIFAK, or the Mise-En-Scène of the Political Resistance in Tunisia
  • Marijke de Valck, Utrecht University: Cinephiles in the Making? IFFR’s Light Users and Incidental Visitors

Respondent: Dina Iordanova, University of St. Andrews

D13: FILM AUDIENCE & FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE III: REFRAMING HISTORICAL EVENTS
Thursday, June 29, 15.30-17.15, Room D39

Chair: Patricia Caillé, Université de Strasbourg

  • Carlos Daniel and Garcia Rivas, In the Same Shot: Surveillance at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival in 1959
  • Elena Razlogova, Concordia University: “They Mob the Pix”: Soviet Fans Assail Foreign Senses at Moscow and Tashkent Film Festivals
  • Tanja Krainhöfer and Thomas Wiedemann, Filmfestival Studien.de: Do Movies and Stories Really Have No Boundaries? Examining the Diversity of the Berlin International Film Festival (1980–2016)

WORKGROUP MEETING Film Festival Research
Thursday, June 29, 17.15-18.00, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, D Building

F11: FILM FESTIVALS AND HISTORY/IES: ARCHIVES, MEMORY, AND TRACES
Friday, June 30, 11.00-12.45, Room D35

Chair: David Archibald, University of Glasgow

  • Alexandra Colta, University of Glasgow: Historicising the Festival and the Self
  • María Paz Peiran, Universidad de Chile: Mapping Histories and Archiving Ephemeral Landscapes: Challenges and Strategies Researching Film Festivals
  • Dunja Jelenkovic, Université Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines: Film Festival Histories: From Archives to Programs, and Back
  • Katharina Kamleitner, University of Glasgow: The Epistemological and Methodological Challenges of Researching Women’s Film Festivals

F13: RESONANCE, MEMORY AND SOLIDARITY: QUEER FILM FESTIVALS AND AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT
Friday, June 30, 11.00-12.45, Room D39

Chair: Saige Walton, University of South Australia

  • Stuart Richards, University of Melbourne: Queer Outwardly Australian Films and the Film Festival Circuit
  • Antoine Damiens, Concordia University: Visualising Queerness: LGBT Festivals as Archives and Cultural Memory
  • Clinton Glenn, McGill University: “We Are Not Errors”: Documentary Film and LGBT Activist Narratives in Russia

Respondent: Skadi Loist, University of Rostock

G2: THE USES OF FILM FESTIVALS
Friday, June 30, 13.00-14.45, Room D3

Chair: Pierre Barrette, Université du Québec à Montréal

  • Frédéric Gimello-Mesplomb, Université d’Avignon: Examining the Heritagization Process of Film Festivals as a Method of Approach
  • Pierre Barrette, Université du Québec à Montréal: Mapping the Current Offer of Audiovisual Festivals and Their Audiences in Montreal: Re-Thinking the Movie-Going Experience
  • Jean-Marc Leveratto, Université de Lorraine: Cinema Festivals and Ethnicity
  • Olivier Moeschler, Université de Lausanne: Reconstructing the Body, Augmenting the Senses. Integrating Film Festivals into Swiss Cultural Statistics

J12: INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AUDIOVISUAL PROGRAMS: THE CURRENT TRANSFORMATIONS OF SCREENS AND THE AUDIENCES
Saturday, July 1, 13.00-14.45, Room D37

Chair: Frédéric Gimello-Mesplomb,  Université d’Avignon

  • Kira Kitsopanidou, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3: Television and New Media Festivals and the Attention Economy
  • Mariana Medeiros Seixas, Université d’Avignon: The Fashion Synesthesia : Spectatorship Experience and the Fashion Film Festivals
  • Olivier Thevenin, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3: The Paris Virtual Film Festival and Its Relation to Human Sensory Experience
  • Christophe Cariou, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3: The Place of the Festival for Crowdfunded Films and Documentaries

K6: TRACES: FILM FESTIVALS AND HISTORY  (Workshop)
Saturday, July 1, 15.00-16.45, Room D27

Chair: Dorota Ostrowska, Birkbeck College, University of London

Participants:

  • Philippe Meers, University of Antwerp
  • Dorota Ostrowska, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Malte Hagener, Philipps-Universität Marburg
  • Dina Iordanova, University of St Andrews
  • Caroline Moine, Université de Versailles
  • Elena Razlogova, Concordia University
  • Aida Vallejo, University of the Basque Country

 

In addition there are a few panels which also feature individual papers related to film festivals:

A4: Live and Experiential Cinema: Sensorial Excess in Immersive and Participative Film Spectatorship
Thursday, June 29, 9.30-11.15, Room D39

Chair: Lesley-Ann Dickson, Queen Margaret University

  • Rosana Vivar, University of Granada Spain: “Nowadays Is Not Only the Girlfriends That Come”: Exploring Gender Roles at San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival
  • Sarah Atkinson, King’s College London: An Electric Shock to The Tongue – Fusing Cinema, Theatre, and Sensorial Augmentation
  • Helen W. Kennedy, University of Brighton: Funfear Attractions: the Playful Affects of Carefully Managed Terror in Immersive 28 Days Later Live Experiences
  • Brendon Wocke, University of Perpignan: Eating With Your Eyes: Edible Cinema and Participatory Synaesthesia

E7: Between Documentary and Experimental Realms: Avant-Doc, Past and Present
Friday, June 30, 9.00-10.45, Room D29

Co-sponsored by the Workgroups “Documentary Film” and “Cinema & Contemporary Visual Arts”

  • Chair: María Paz Peirano, Instituto de la Comunicación y la Imagen, Universidad de Chile
  • Greg de Cuir Jr, Independent Researcher/Curator, Belgrade: Circles, Lines, and Documentary Designs: Tomislav Gotovac’s Belgrade Trilogy
  • Juliana Froehlich, University of Antwerp/CAPES – Ministry of Education of Brazil (UA/CAPES): The Sensorial Reality abstraction and the Experimental Practice in A Margem | The Margin (1967), Ozualdo Candeias
  • Chris Cagle, Temple University: Structural Documentary on the Festival Circuit
  • Aida Vallejo, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU: From the Festival to the Museum. Expanded Formats in Documentary Film.

H14: Queer Sensibilities
Saturday, July 1, 9.00-10.45, Room D32

Chair: tba

  • Fanni Feldmann, University of Debrecen: See With Your Tongue: Taste as an Alternative Gaze in Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)
  • Theresa Heath, King’s College, London: Queer Film Festivals and New Sexual Geographies: The Mobilization of the Queer Body as a Tool of Space Reclamation
  • Jules O’Dwyer, University of Cambridge: Ekphrasis and the Queer Sensibilities of French Experimental Cinema
  • Ger Zielinski, Ryerson University: Queer Scenes in Transmedial Adaptations from Paris to Vancouver to Toronto

L2: Touching, Performing, Sharing, Curating: A Compilation of Cinematic Gestures
Saturday, July 1, 17.00-18.45, Room D3
Sponsored by the Workgroup “Cinema & Contemporary Visual Arts”

Chair: Kevin B. Lee, Art Institute of Chicago

  • Julian Ross, University of Westminster: Artist Moving Image in the Age of Swipe and Scroll
  • Miriam De Rosa, Coventry University: On Gesturality: Cinematic Images En Train De Se Faire.
  • Thomas Pringle, Brown University: Machine Intimacy: Habits of Sharing and the Mediation of Climate at Scale
  • David Richler, Carlton University: The Unifying Discourse of “World Cinema” at International Film Festivals and the Curatorial Gesture of Audiovisual Criticism
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