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Ancient Rome on Film to be available to MA Film students in 2014-2015

We are pleased to announce that two modules on Ancient Rome on Film, run by the UCL Department of Greek and Latin, will be available to MA Film Studies students in 2014-2015. More...

Published: May 6, 2014 1:07:00 PM

Lee Grieveson wins BAFTSS award

Dr Lee Grieveson, Reader in Film Studies, has won theBritish Association for Film, Television and Screen Studies award for Best Essay in a Refereed Journal for 2013-2014. The essay is called "The Work of Film in the Age of Fordist Mechanisation."

Published: May 1, 2014 10:53:17 AM

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From Home Movies to Homs: The Past & Present of Amateur Media

From Home Movies to Homs: The Past & Present of Amateur Media is a 3-part series of events that will bring together anthropologists, artists, film and media scholars, and researchers to trace the historical trajectory of the amateur film, and to explore its current status. Amateur film now saturates online media discourse, and the moving image is a medium of choice for social communication, personal memory, and documentary record. Diffuse mobile communication networks and new film technologies, in particular the camera phone, are reshaping the formal language of the moving image and refashioning the representation, mediation, even construction of the self. Every camera phone owner is now a potential film-maker, frontline reporter, witness and surveillance node, and privately made film now has the power to shape public understanding of events on an unprecedented scale. Through screenings, presentations and open discussion, the sessions seek to outline the transformation of the amateur film from a private pastime to a key component of social media communication, news content and political action. The workshops are led by Noah Angell, Francis Gooding, and Lee Grieveson, but will include contributions from other scholars, artists, and media makers; they will feature extracts from various collections as well as from the film Lux Imperium, currently being made by Angell and Gooding. More...

Starts: May 26, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Screen Studies Group: The Political Screen

This two-day International conference co-organized by LSE and UCL under the aegis of the London Screen Studies group brings together leading scholars from around the world to examine the complex intertwined histories of global political economy and screen media. Panels and papers address the politics of production, distribution, representation, and exhibition of film, television, and contemporary digital media. The conference is also a forum for considering the practices of a broadly configured screen studies and its utility to the urgent necessity of political and economic transformation. 

Starts: Jun 19, 2015 12:00:00 AM