NECS 2021 Palermo

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the NECS 2020 “Transitions: Moving Images and Bodies” conference scheduled for June 2020 had to be postponed and is currently (7-13 June 2021) taking place as NECS 2021 Palermo online.

Nevertheless, there is a big number of film and media festival related events happening.

The conference also collaborates with the Sicilia Queer 2021 International New Visions Film Festival.

Here is a list of panels, either focusing as a whole on film festivals or featuring single papers on film and media festivals:

Tuesday 8th » 12.00-14.00 CEST, Panel A2
Post-National Approaches to French Audiovisual Production in the 21st Century: Questions of Industry, Genres and Authorship

Chair: Christopher Meir » University Carlos III of Madrid

  • Olivier Thévenin, Sabine Bosler » Sorbonne Nouvelle University – Paris 3; University of Lorraine
    The Globalization of Audiovisual Creation: Circulating Frenchness through Mainstream Series in the Séries Mania Festival
  • Reece Goodall » University of Warwick
    Alexandre Aja: A Post-national Genre Auteur?
  • Belén Vidal » King’s College London
    The Place of the Biopic in Recent French Film Production

Tuesday 8th » 14.00-16.00 CEST, Panel B7
Transgender Practices

Chair: Alice Pugliese » University of Palermo

  • Sergio Rigoletto » University of Oregon
    Refugees and the Demand for Recognition: Film, Video Art and Media Activism in the Mediterranean
  • Harper Shalloe » Brown University
    Trans/sexual Negativity and the Ethics of (S)Exploitation in Let Me Die a Woman
  • Zeynep Serinkaya » Koç University
    KuirFest in Transit
  • Antoine Damiens » McGill University (moved from Saturday)
    Curating Gay Film Studies: 1970s Gay Film Critics/Scholars as Festival Organizers

Thursday 10th » 14.00-16.00 CEST
Networking Time

Friday 11th, 10.00-12.00 CEST
Film Festival Research Workgroup
Workgroup room 2

Friday 11th » 16».00-18.00 CEST, Panel I9
Transfers and Collaboration within State Socialist Cinemas

Chair: Dorota Ostrowska » Birkbeck College, University of London

  • Elena Razlogova » Concordia University
    Cultural Transfer in Socialist Film Festival Networks: Third Cinema at Karlovy Vary, Leipzig, Moscow, and Tashkent
  • Jindřiška Bláhová » Charles University, Prague
    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and Fantasy vs. Reality of Intra-East Bloc Cooperation during Early Cold War
  • Ewa Ciszewska » University of Łódź
    International Stars or Working Class Representatives? Polish Actors and Actresses at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival
  • Joanna Szczutkowska » Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz
    The Presence of Polish Cinema at Film Festivals in Yugoslavia in the 1970s

Saturday 12th » 12.00-14.00 CEST, Panel J9
Film Festivals

Chair: Alexandra Schneider » Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

  • Elena Oroz » University Carlos III of Madrid
    Cocina de Imágenes: a Pioneer Event for Tasting and Testing the Ingredients and Recipes of Latin American Women’s filmmakers during the 70s and Early 80s
  • Dorota Ostrowska » Birkbeck College, University of London
    “Circuit Festive Chronotope”: the Presence of Indigenous Films on the International Film Festival Circuit
  • Philippe Meers, Jasper Vanhaelemeesch » University of Antwerp
    Cine Latino in the Low Countries. A Multimethod Analysis of Latin American Cinema at Belgian and Dutch Film Festivals
  • Ecem Yildirim » Concordia University
    Europeanizing the Turkish Film Industry: the International Istanbul Film Festival’s Coproduction Market Meetings on the Bridge

Saturday 12th » 14.00-16.00 CEST, Panel K9
Cultural and Political Engagement at Documentary Festivals

Chair: Skadi Loist » Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf

  • Aida Vallejo » University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU
    Documentary Circulation, Film Festivals and Cultural Hierarchies: the Basque Context
  • Maria Peirano » University of Chile
    Archiving the Present, Facing the Future: Documentary Film Festivals and the Chilean Social Explosion
  • Alexandra-Maria Colta » University of Glasgow / University of St Andrews
    Film Festivals as Cultural Intermediaries: Human Rights Cinema and Curatorial Ethics
  • Lalehan Öcal » Yeditepe University
    Small Thematic Festivals as Public Sphere: Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary, a Possible Alternative

cancelled: Saturday 12th » 16.00-18.00 CEST, Panel L8
Forgotten LGBTQ/Feminist Media and Queer Futurism: Ephemerality as a Strategy of Transitional Re-imagination

Chair: Rosanna Maule » Concordia University

  • Antoine Damiens » McGill University
    Curating Gay Film Studies: 1970s Gay Film Critics/Scholars as Festival Organizers
  • Theresa Heath » King’s College, London
    Bodies in Transit/Festivals in Transition: Crossing Boundaries at Women’s and Queer Film Festivals

Saturday 12th » 16.00-18.00 CEST, Panel L9
Micro- and Macro-Politics: Images and Affectivity

Chair: Luca Barra » University of Bologna

  • Hunter Hargraves » California State University, Fullerton
    Democracy’s Chimera: Reality Television and the Rise of Western Populism
  • Diego Hoefel » NOVA University Lisbon – FCSH
    A Light in the Dark: Comedy in the Rise of the Far-Right
  • Peter Virginas » Babes-Bolyai University / Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities
    Films Festival Participation: (any) Body that Matters
  • Cristina Balma-Tivola, Giuliana Galvagno » Polytechnic of Turin
    “See Them Cross the Barriers / See Them Cross the Borders”. Music Videoclip on Migration.

Sunday 13th » 14.00-16.00 CEST, Panel M6
Practices of Resistance: Moving Images and the Postsocialist Transition

Chair: Sima Kokotovic » Concordia University

  • Paige Sarlin » SUNY University, Buffalo
    Transversal Montage: Editing Transition and the Articulations of Historical Time in Želimir Žilnik’s Among the People: Life and Acting (2018)
  • Tamara Vukov » University of Montréal
    Of transitions and time slips: Post-socialist temporalities, media forms, and political militant practices of documentary enunciation in the Tranzicija (Transition) project
  • Sima Kokotovic » Concordia University
    Subversive: Uprisings, Protests and Film Festival as a Field of Resonance
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