For their second semester in the MA in Media Culture programme, students Clarence Danmarc Ceniza (Philippines), Katerina Ivanova (Bulgaria), Dan Shao (China) and Alis Vakiari (Greece) launched Project CineMaas, a collaborative research initiative that explores how the concept of European cinema is constructed in film festivals and how certain aspects of European identity, such as social and physical environments, are depicted in films.
As part of their research, the students are participating in various films festivals in Europe, including ECU The European Independent Film Festival in France, Made in Europe Film Festival in the Maas-Rijn Euregion and Crossing Europe Film Festival in Austria. The group has recently launched an edublog to showcase their investigations and connect with fellow students, researchers and cinephiles. Visit the Project CineMaas edublog for more information (you can find the edublog also in our right-hand blogroll).
Supported by Lumiere Cinema Maastricht, the project is part of many on-going initiatives that are aimed at contributing to Maastricht’s candidacy for the European Capital of Culture 2018. The project is being supervised by Dr. Jack Post (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Senior Lecturer) and Mr. David Deprez (Artistic Director of Lumiere).