The German Screen Studies Special Interest Group (SIG) aims to run one or two panels annually at the BAFTSS yearly conference and the next one takes place 12-13 April 2018 at the University of Kent.


This is the call for papers with a deadline of 15 November 2017:


"The German Screen Studies Network would like to present a panel of papers on German language or related screen media at the BAFTTS conference in April 2018. Suggested themes include: ‘thematically or aesthetically innovative films’, ‘filmmakers and film movements’; ‘the relationship between film and politics’; ‘the impact of new technologies’. 

 

Clearly there are many possibilities connected with individual filmmakers who have experimented with form and politics: Helke Sander, Valie Export, Harun Farocki, Straub/Huillet etc. It could be that a different angle could be found, such as the retro-revolutionary strategy of black and white documentary in the GDR.  A strong theme might be to take a look at contemporary feminist performance documentations and artist’s film or gallery filmmaking such as that of Elke Krystufek amongst many others.  

 

It should be noted that to present at BAFTSS you must be a member.Membership runs from January to December. More information can be found here:  


Please send expressions of interest and ideas to h.hughes [at] surrey.ac.uk  by 15th November."