Conferences and other academic events

13th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer SymposiumWunderkino 2: On the Varieties of Cinematic Experience, 26 – 28 July, 2012, Bucksport, Maine, US.

Several papers on amateur cinema were presented at the 22nd International Screen Studies Conference, 29th June- 1st July 2012, University of Glasgow.

  • Axel Bangert – From Private Records to Public Views: Amateur Films and Televisual Memory of the Nazi Past in Contemporary Germany
  • Francis Dyson – Challenging the Expectations of Amateur Film: Ace Movies and the Cine-club Film
  • Ian Goode  – The rural cinema operator: exhibiting non-theatrical cinema in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland (1946-1970).
  • Alison Kahn – Captured by Women (panel on ‘Women in amateur films: ‘products’ and producers of cultural practice’)
  • Annamaria Motrescu – Amateur films and the silent migration of female colonial identities (panel on ‘Women in amateur films: ‘products’ and producers of cultural practice’)
  • Heather Norris Nicholson – Seeing differently: women’s amateur film practice in Britain’s cine era (panel on ‘Women in amateur films: ‘products’ and producers of cultural practice’)
  • Ryan Shand  – Making Amateur Action Films in Scotland: The Participation of Children in Group 5’s Productions
  • Iain Smith – Collecting the Trash: Amateur Archives of Screen Detritus
  • Graeme Spurr  – Polavision: A Failed Amateur Technology
  • Maria Vinogradova  – High Art’ Locally: Amateur Screen Adaptations by IUG-Film
  • Jonathan Walker – ‘Low budgets, “no budgets” and digital-video nasties: the “other” British horror cinema
New research of  amateur films and home movies has been presented at The NECS 2012 Conference: Time Networks: Screen Media and Memory, Lisbon, 21st-23rd June 2012, hosted by the New University of Lisbon and the University of Coimbra. The NECS 2012 Conference programme included the following presentations:
  • Louis Pelletier (Montreal): Showmanship in the Home: The Multiple Temporalities of Amateur Cinema
  • Eric Poirier (Montreal): Archives of Happiness: the Social Role of Home Movies
  • Caroline Martel (Montreal): Whose Memory? Industrial Images and Representations
  • Efrén Cuevas (Navarra): The aura of home movies: time and memory in the transition from analogical to digital film
  • Giuseppina Sapio (Paris): “Reels Memories”: Home Movies and Family Memory
  • Abigail Keating (Cork): The Interactive Home Movie: Individual and Collective Memory in the Age of Web 2.0
  • Susan Aasman (Groningen): From archival desire to performative pleasures. The changing status of home movies in the digital age
  • Annamaria Motrescu (Cambridge): ‘Cross-genre’ home movies, religious narratives and British imperial studies
  • Martina Roepke (Amsterdam): Private images, public viewing. Extending the home mode of communication
  • Alexandra Schneider (Amsterdam): Towards a Media Archaeology of the Home Movie – Private Filmmaking in the Age of Network Culture

ARCHIVE (some of the previous events) Symposium: ‘Reflections on the Study of Amateur Cinema’. University of Glasgow, 24th of April 2012. Programme.  Conference: Saving Private Reels. On the Presentation, Appropriation and Re-contextualisation of the Amateur Moving Image. An International Conference at University College Cork, Ireland 17-18-19 September 2010. Programme and AbstractsSeminar: ‘Home away from home: the ‘displacement’ of amateur films’, Amsterdam, Eye–Filminstituut Nederland, October 14, 2010. Conference: Making Visual Histories: Critical Perspectives on Amateur Film Practice. Manchester Metropolitan University, 14 September 2007. Programme and Abstracts.

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