NECS 2015 Update

The NECS 2015 Conference “Archives of/for the Future” taking place in Łódź, Poland, June 18-20, 2015 is featuring a number of papers and panels by members of the NECS Film Festival Research workgroup.

The final program finds some changes to the preliminary program published earlier.  Please refer to the final program here.

Please take note of the Film Festival Research workgroup meeting on Saturday, June 20, 11:00-12:45 in room 2.55, which was added after program finalization and is not listed in the printed program.


Here is a thematic schedule:

Festival-related papers and panels

C 07 Politics of Archiving and the Writing of Transnational Cultural History
Thursday, June 18, 13:45-15:30h, room 2.51

  • Petr Szczepanik – Chair
  • Rosa Olmos (Bibliothèque de Documentation Internationale Contemporaine): The Living Memories. Audio-Visual Archives of the BDIC Library, Research Material on International Conflicts
  • Caroline Moine (University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines): Transnational History of Solidarity Movements in Europe during the Cold War: New Sources, New Archives
  • Viviane Saglier (Concordia University): Diasporic Film Festivals and Trans-Historical Film Economies
  • Dunja Jelenkovic (University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines): The Politics of Archiving – The Politics and Archiving: The Case of Yugoslav Documentary and Short Film Festival (1954-today)

F 01 Queer Cinema
Friday, June 19, 11:00-12:45h, room 2.20

  • Dagmara Rode – chair
  • Katharina Lindner (University of Stirling): Intangible Archives? Queer Embodiment and Affect in Cinema
  • Antoine Damiens (Concordia University, Montreal): The Festivals that did not Matter: Queer Film Festivals and their Scattered Archives
  • Nanna Heidenreich (HBK Braunschweig): “Once upon a Future”. Traversing the Archive

H 07 Personal Archives and Documentary Practice
Friday, June 19, 15:45-17:30h, room 2.51

  • Andrea Pócsik – Chair
  • Efrén Álvarez (Universidad de Navarra, Spain): The Archive Effect in the Appropriation of Home Movies in Documentary Films. The Case of “Stories We Tell”
  • Debra Beattie (Griffith University, Australia): The New Woman and Gender Disruption: On Researching the Archives of Daphne Mayo
  • Andrea Pócsik (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest): Installing, “Inscening” Found Footages
  • Aida Vallejo (University of the Basque Country(UPV/EHU)): Film Festivals and the Documentary Archive


Added after program finalization:

J  Film Festival Research workgroup meeting

Saturday, June 20, 11:00-12:45h
Room 2.55


K 09 Spaces, Bodies, and Things: On Archives of Emotions
Saturday, June 20, 13:45-15:30h, room 2.54

  • Skadi Loist – Chair
  • Tomasz Basiuk (University of Warsaw): Body’s Archive: Karol Radziszewski’s Homage to Andy Warhol
  • Saige Walton (University of South Australia): Versailles: Archives of Luxury in “Marie Antoinette” (2006) and “The Bling Ring” (2013)
  • Ger Zielinski (Trent University): On Queer Film Festivals as Archives of Feelings

L 04 Critical Film Festival Studies
Saturday, June 20, 15:45-17:30h, room 2.33

  • Liz Czach – Chair
  • Skadi Loist (University of Rostock): Mapping the Circuit: Methodological Considerations of New Empiricism and the Spatial Turn
  • Kirsten Stevens (RMIT): Clutching at Ephemera: Archives, Big Data and Methodological Challenges in Multi-Event Film Festival Research
  • Liz Czach (University of Alberta): Affective Labour and the Work of Film Festival Programming
  • Tess Van Hemert (QUT): Farewelling the Regent: Considering ‘Festival Memory’ in the Face of Change and Innovation
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