“Digital Borders”: The Politics of Film Distribution in and Beyond Europe

Part of the of the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures (CWCDC) Sadler Seminar Series ‘Cinema’s Past, Present and Future: A Changing Medium in an Uncertain Global Landscape’.

“Digital Borders”: The Polit

Date: 23-05-2018
Time: 12:30 - 17:00

Description

A PGR seminar, part of the of the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures (CWCDC) Sadler Seminar Series ‘Cinema’s Past, Present and Future: A Changing Medium in an Uncertain Global Landscape’. While digital technologies have facilitated films’ global distribution, geopolitical interests and initiatives present new challenges to films’ ability to cross borders. These include the EU digital single market, as well as the ideological construction of ‘European’, ‘quality’, and ‘World’ cinema. In this seminar, we aim to develop our understanding of why some films and not others might be distributed in and beyond Europe. Featuring presentations from PGRs from and connected to the Centre, as well as a keynote talk from Dr Mark Betz (King's College London).  

Programme:

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (provided)

13:30 – 14:00 ‘Sovereign Visuality? Cultural Politics in Contemporary Russia through the Lens’, Nathan Brand (+ Q&A)

14:00 - 14:30 ‘Local Critique, Global Artworks: The Politics of Italian Festival Cinema’, Rachel Johnson (+ Q&A)

14:30 – 14:40 Comfort break

14:40 – 15:10 ‘Viewing Habits and Eating Habits: Cinema, Species Borderlines, & Creative Anthropomorphism in Bong Joon-ho’s Okja (2017)’, Dominic O'Key (+ Q&A)

15:10 – 15:40 ‘The Shift of the Gaze in Casino Royale: A Negotiation by Dominant Masculinity’, Itsna Dinurriyah (+ Q&A)

15:40 - 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00 Keynote: Of Relays and Networks: Mapping Disorder and Affiliation in Contemporary Film Narration’, Dr. Mark Betz (+ Q&A)

Registration

If you would like to attend the lunch, please register by Tuesday the 15th of May. 

Location: SR 2.08, Baines Wing
Cost: Free