Upcoming Conference: Children and nontheatrical media: from film to video
Keynote speaker: Rick Prelinger
University of Glasgow, Scotland, April 12-13th 2014
An open call to archivists, academics and film-makers. We are seeking papers and presentations exploring the relationship between nontheatrical media (meaning amateur, orphan, sponsored, municipal, educational films and/or audiovisual material) and children.
Suggested topics might include but are not limited to:
Children as performers
Children as subjects
Children as audiences (e.g. in schools)
Children as makers
Please send title; 300 word abstract; name and affiliation to Professor Karen Lury, School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow. E-mail: Karen.Lury@glasgow.ac.uk
Deadline for proposals is: November 15th 2013.
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See NosArchives portal for an interesting selection of amateur films and a successful interactive network of amateur filmmakers, archivists and researchers. Contact details are available here. Also, please mention in Comments below if you know of similar projects.
May 2013. Book launch: ‘Small-Gauge Storytelling. Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film‘, eds. Ryan Shand and Ian Craven, Edinburgh Unviersity Press.
Please see here the updated programme for the two-day workshop on ‘How to Keep our Audiovisual Memories Safe? Storing Home Movies, Home Video and Online Content’, Bonn, 2-3 May.
See 6SECFILMS competition launched at the Tribeca Film Festival, 17-28 April 2013.
Abstracts and bios of ACSN panelists presenting on the theme of ‘New Visual Networks and Amateur Cinema Studies‘ at the first annual BAFTSS (British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies) Conference, University of Lincoln, 19-21 April, are now available here
The project-team of the research project “Changing platforms of ritualized memory practices. The cultural dynamics of home movies” is organising a two-day workshop on ‘How to Keep our Audiovisual Memories Safe? Storing Home Movies, Home Video and Online Content’ at the The Institut für Landeskunde und Regionalgeschichte in Bonn, 2-3 May. For details see Workshop Announcement and poster below.
Le Centre d’Études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (CEIAS), Paris, is organising a seminar on the theme of contemporary amateur filmmaking in India as part of its research programme ’Cultural industries, artistic and literary Indian scenes’. The seminar, titled “An intimate craft of national memory: amateur filmmaking in post-colonial India” will be presented by Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes (CSAS, University of Cambridge) on Thursday 4th April 2013. For details see CEIAS poster.
19-21 April 2013: ACSN organises two international panels on ‘New Visual Networks and Amateur Cinema Studies’ at the first annual BAFTSS (British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies) Conference, University of Lincoln. Preliminary programme available.
The Guardian published today an article on ‘Burma’s amateur oil barons‘ – for a unique visual reference to boring for oil in Burma (Myanmar) in the late 1920s see the Studd Collection of amateur films, Film 16, time code 9:57 (Centre of South Asian Studies, Unviersity of Cambridge).