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CFP: Documentary Now! A Conference on the Contemporary Contexts and Possibilities of the Documentary, 15/16 January 2010, Birkbeck College

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deadline: 6 November 2009


Documentary Now! is back. Now an annual fixture on the UK documentary scene, the conference brings together scholars, filmmakers, students, and interested members of the public to discuss current trends in documentary film, from the return of documentary as a theatrical box office phenomenon, to broadcast television, the web, and beyond. It explores questions of industry, audiences, aesthetics, political engagement, documentary's relationship to the mainstream media and other many other issues. What's new in documentary? Where is documentary headed?

Speakers include:
Florian Thahlhofer (creator of Korsakow System for Interactive Documentaries)
Diego Mondaca with 'La Chirola' (Bolivia, 2008) (Festival awards: Amsterdam, Biarritz, Madrid)

Possible themes for the conference include but are not limited to:
Animated Documentary
The Documentary Archive
New Documentary Forms and Technologies
Documentary Trends from around the World
Incorporation of amateur video
Fair use and intellectual property

If you would like to give a 20 minute paper at the conference OR send proposals for themed panels of 3-4 people, please send proposals (including 500 word abstracts of papers) to:
Holly Giesman (giesmanh@roehampton.ac.uk)

Organisers:
Michael Chanan (m.chanan@roehampton.ac.uk)
Alisa Lebow (Alisa.Lebow@brunel.ac.uk)

The deadline for proposals is Friday, 6 November 2009.

More information about the conference venue and registration will be forthcoming. See Centre for Research in Film and Audiovisual Cultures (CRFAC) at Roehampton University.

User comments

wilma de jong on December 21, 2009
Hello, How can I register for this conference or can I just turn up?

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