Registration open for International GEECT Conference: Transversal Entanglement – Artistic Research in Film, June 3 to 5, 2021

In presentations, lectures and conversations, artists from an international field provide insight into their artistic research processes in film and audiovisual media.

Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Lola Arias, Filipa César, Claire Denis, Kristoffer Gansing, Kersti Grunditz Brennan, Annika Boholm, Christian Iseli, Thomas Heise, Rachael Jones, Jyoti Mistry, Olivier Marboeuf, Laura von Niederhäusern, Arturo Delgado Pereira, Ella Raidel will be speakers in the conference. You are kindly invited to contribute and share your thoughts, experience and knowledge in plenary discussions.

In addition, you will have access to the Conference Stand – our physical center for the digital conference built by the research group Site-Specific Film. The installation presents – on-site and online – 20 spontanous filmic works created for this setting. This space offers a digital opportunity for you to exchange ideas and do some online networking.

GEECT members pay the lowest fee and GEECT member institutions can purchase ticket bundles to reduce costs. Participants from non-GEECT but CILECT member schools can receive a full fee waiver by contacting CILECT (mail to: Stanislav Semerdjiev executive.director@cilect.org).

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

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CALL FOR CANDIDACIES – GEECT Board Elections to be held in June – Application open until May, 30th 2021

During the GEECT Conference Transversal Entanglement – Artistic Research in Filmpresented by Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

Elections for the GEECT board will be held. Like the conference itself, the GEECT assembly and its voting procedures will be held online. For full info on the application process, please refer to the downloadable document here:

Hardship Fund for Lebanese Schools: 1st Masterclass organised by Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti held on March 25, more to come an April 29th and May 13th

Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti @ 30° Festival del Cinema Africano, d’Asia e America latina 

 INCONTRI DELLA CIVICA: Alaa Eddine Aljem

Within the Hardship Fund for Lebanese Schools, a project supported by GEECT and embraced by Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti to help the three Lebanese Schools and Universities of Cinema which are living difficult times: the Institut d’études scéniques, audiovisuelles et cinématographiques (IESAV) of the University of Beirut, the Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts (ALBA) of the University of Balamand and the Division of Audio Visual Arts – (DAVA) of Notre Dame University in Louaize. 

The first masterclass took place on March 25th, it featured Alaa Eddine Aljem, a young Moroccan director and screenwriter who, after training both at home and abroad (at INSAS in Brussels), directed several short films, including The Desert Fish (2015), which gained great acclaim on the film festival circuit. His first work, Le Miracle du saint inconnu, released in 2019, is a comedy with a burlesque tone that tells a contemporary Morocco, victim of superstitions and climate change. The film premiered at the 2019 Cannes Semaine de la critique and received several awards at international festivals (Locarno, Valladolid, Tangier). 

During the meeting, conducted by Alessandra Speciale – co-artistic director of FESCAAL together with Annamaria Gallone – the director got into dialogue with the students about his artistic and professional experience, retracing the stages, from his first short films to the success of his debut work, up to the preparation of new projects, including his second feature film. 

Prior to the Masterclass, MCSC and Lebanese students received exclusive special content made available by the director. 

The next meetings will be live streamed on the Facebook and YouTube channels of the City Film School of Milan.  https://www.facebook.com/scuoladicinema.milano

Next Masterclasses: 
April 29th: Mia Hansen Løve
May 13th: Nicolas Philibert ee

Call for participation in promotion opportunity

GEECT has reached an agreement with Cineuropa, one of the main sources of information on European cinema, that creates the opportunity for ten GEECT schools to be featured in this media in the near future. This participation would increase the visibility of the European film schools by publishing a series of interviews to the head of studies (or other lecturers) of schools who are part of GEECT. These interviews will give the speakers the chance to highlight their study programmes, their international profile, professional opportunities, bursaries and how they’re reacting/teaching during the pandemic. Besides these interviews and exclusive pieces, cineuropa will also upgrade the info on each school available in their website. Interviews will begin being published March 2021.

We now release this call to all those schools who are interested in benefiting from this opportunity. Ten schools will be selected to benefit from this opportunity. The principles of diversity and inclusion that guide GEECT activity will be the main criteria in selecting the ten schools in case more than that number respond to the call.

Please send your declaration of interest no later than March 5th to geect.chair@mail.ulusofona.ptSubscribe our newsletter!Copyright © 2021 GEECT, All rights reserved. 
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Reminder and new deadline – Call for papers for the GEECT Film School Archives conference: Remembrance of Things to Come

Re-imagining the Past and Constructing the Future in the Film School Archive
Because of the new lockdowns due to Covid 19, just as students are returning, the deadline for proposals for this conference has been extended to 31st January 2021. The conference will be held from June 20th to 23rd 2021, either at the University of Westminster in London, or online if the situation doesn’t allow a physical event. Please see the attached call for papers.
 
The conference aims to explore why we should keep archives of student work and what makes this work interesting and important, and also how best to archive, sharing best practice from Film Schools and from the wider world of moving image preservation, restoration and distribution. So, if you have something to share about either the technical aspects of archiving and preservation, or about the historical, cultural and social importance of film school archives, we would love to hear from you.

Peter Hort
University of Westminster
hortp@westminster.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS

Research Week Future Narratives at RITCS

RITCS has organized for the second time a research week titled Future Narratives, from the 25th until the 29th of January, 2021. Artistic researchers—seniors and PhD students—will present their work, trajectory, their artistic and theoretic research results. They will invite kindred spirits, interlocutors, artists, and intellectuals who challenge them – people who have something to say and to show. They will present in the form that suits their story best: workshops, lectures, panel discussions, webinars, performances, film screenings, and more. 

Technology is not new, and certainly the technology of the theatre has a long, impressive history. Telling stories, creating illusions: theatre technology has always played an important role in this. In the international research and teaching project A Canon of Theatre Technical History, nine European institutions of higher art education are working together to make students and audiences aware of the richness of that history.

Within this larger whole, Chris Van Goethem (RITCS) and Anders Larsson (UniArts, Stockholm) have made a presentation as part of the PWO (practice-based scientific research) project fading lights in which the history of theatre lighting is central: from candle to LED. Historical lighting techniques can also shed a figurative light on artistic developments in the theatre.

What happens when one switches from one light source to another, from gas light to incandescent lamp (or vice versa), from ‘warm’ light to LED. How does this transition influence the artistic process, the acting, the scenography, the professions? And how does this transition take place? And what can we learn from this for future technology changes?   
 
Chris and Anders tell this exciting story, using images and a scale model that conjures up the many transformations. 

Language: English

https://www.ritcs.be/nl/agenda/fading-lights-cross-over-candle-led-chris-van-goethem-anders-larsson

https://www.facebook.com/events/172740151207715/

Call for Papers

Call For Papers
Remembrance of Things to Come Re-imagining the Past and Constructing the Future in the Film School Archive, at Westminster University London, June 20th – 23rd, 2021
The deadline for proposals for this conference is 20th January 2021. Please see the attached call for papers here.

The conference aims to explore why we should keep archives of student work and what makes this work interesting and important, and also how best to archive, sharing best practice from Film Schools and from the wider world of moving image preservation, restoration and distribution. So, if you have something to share about either the technical aspects of archiving and preservation, or about the historical, cultural and social importance of film school archives, we would love to hear from you.

Call for Abstracts

Call For Abstracts

International GEECT Conference: Transversal Entanglement Artistic Research in Film, June 3rd -5th 2021, Film University Konrad Wolf, Potsdam

In the current transformation of our networked societies, the audiovisual media are going through a profound change. New media forms and technologies, distribution channels and modes of reception are changing the art of film and the professions in the film sector.

The interaction with the new digital possibilities puts the classic cinema space into perspective. The narratives and the imageries of film shape identity and reality under new conditions. Artistic research in the medium of film has taken on the task to reflect and co-design this change in its relationship to economy and politics, science and technological development.

In a broad European discourse over the past 30 years, the profiles and processes of artistic research as well as its institutional framework have been thoroughly discussed. Artistic research is an original kind of research by means of the arts. It works in its own languages, uses its own tools and procedures, and follows its own criteria. It joins discursive and non-discursive processes and results.

Against the backdrop of this dynamic, the IKF – Institute for Artistic Research at Film University Babelsberg is organizing the GEECT Conference „Transversal Entanglement – Artistic Research in Film“ from June 3 to 5, 2021. Further cooperation partners are the Erich Pommer Institut and the UNESCO Cities of Film Network.

The conference will focus on artistic research in film, its work processes and discourses:

  • How do questions and researching approaches look like in the medium of film?
  • How do the procedures, contents and methods vary in the various filmic forms and technologies?
  • Which experiments, thought processes and propositions shape the world of possibilities?
  • What is the specific knowledge of the cinematic media forms and how does it differ from the knowledge of the sciences and technologies but also of the other art forms?
  • How do discourses, narratives and imageries in film and its expanded media forms build on technological innovations? And how do they continue these developments artistically?
  • What does research thought and practice mean for the actors in the various crafts in film?
  • And how is artistic research in film shaping up for analog and digital spaces „after the cinema“ (Godard)?

The conference aims to discuss the many forms of artistic questioning and researching in film and audiovisual media, by means of current examples from practice, and to sketch out new lines into the future. The focus is on case studies in which media artists and film makers present their artistic research work. The presentations are followed by plenary discussions in which working processes and discourses are reflected. The program of the conference offers ample opportunities to share positions and build networks to the speakers and the participants from the 93 European film schools in 34 countries that are currently members of GEECT, as well as filmmakers from Germany.

We would like to invite proposals for 30 minutes presentations addressing the topics raised above. Each presentation will be followed by 25 minutes of discussion.

Please submit 200 word abstracts plus the current affiliation, contact information and a short biography of 50 words to: ArtisticResearchFilm@filmuniversitaet.de by the 1st of February, 2021.The conference will be held in English.

The candidates will be notified about the selection outcome in March 2021. For further questions please contact our project management: ikf@filmuniversitaet.de

We are looking forward to your proposals!
Gesa Marten, Stefan Winter, Christine Reeh-Peters and Marlis Roth

For participants: Please note the conference date. Information on registration will follow in the new year.

To our colleagues at Film University: please understand that we do not consider you as speakers but as moderators.

International Journal of Film and Media Arts Vol. 5 No. 2 (2020): GEECT Special Issue: Mapping Artistic Research in Film

Editors: Manuel José Damásio and Jyoti Mistry 

The latest issue of the International Journal of Film and Media Arts – IJFMA, in partnership with the GEECT (Groupement Européen Des Écoles de Cinéma et de Télévision/The European Grouping of Film and Television Schools), is now available online.

This special issue is an entrée that maps out some of the artistic research in cinema, in  collaboration with several GEECT schools. The papers provide examples of transdisciplinary approaches and methods in technology, pedagogy, representational politics and aesthetic enquiries in film practices.

Drawing from the GEECT conference in January 2020 on Artistic Research and Film Practice, this special issue is enriching to see the active participation and interest it has aroused in the various schools, resulting in the publication of several articles representing some of the best film schools in Europe. The development of a film research environment is essential for the creation of a culture of film research and this objective is captured by the breath and scope of the practices with, in and through film and contributes to the ongoing debates on the relevance and impact of artistic research

The launch of this special issue was coordinated by Manuel José Damásio, president of GEECT and director of the Film and Media Arts Department at Lusófona University, and Jyoti Mistry, professor and researcher at HDK-Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, who worked together on the edition of this issue.

IJFMA, recently accepted for indexing at Scopus, is a biannual publication of the Film and Media Arts Department focusing on all areas of film and media research and criticism, such as animation, television, media arts and video games, and their various social and cultural forms of expression and materialization.

Link for Vol. 5 No. 2 (2020): GEECT Special Issue: Mapping Artistic Research in Film.
Axes of Tension: Navigating craft, institution and industry as an art-researcher in film and new media

The Aesthetics and Perception of Documentary Film: A mixed methods approach and Its implications for Artistic Research

Pedagogical Experiment with Portrait Lighting in Combination with different Actor’s intent in the case of novice Actors

Video Essays: Curating and Transforming Film Education through Artistic Research

Towards a Participatory Approach: Reversing the Gaze when (re)presenting Refugees in nonfiction film

Confronting Realities – First Steps Working on Cinematic Autosociobiographies

Contracts of making, viewing and listening: Researching in and through films

Asymmetries : Iterative Cinematic Cartographies
view this email in your browserEditors: Manuel José Damásio and Jyoti Mistry
Editorial Manager: Anna Coutinho
Editorial Board
Berber Hagerborn, Bert Beyens, Daniel Cardoso, Denis Pellerin, Elke Weissmann, Filipe Luz, Francisco Javier F. Esteban, Helle Kannik Haastrup, Inês Gil, Jorge Martins Rosa, José Bragança de Miranda, José Gomes Pinto, Juan Francisco Gutiérrez Lozano, Kenneth Dancyger, Laura Rascaroli, Lothar Mikos, Luís Cláudio Ribeiro, Manuel José Damásio, Manuela Penafria, Margarida P. Prieto, Michael Rabiger, Nuno Borges de Araújo, Paulo Viveiros, Sheenagh Pietrobruno, Suzanne Buchan, Victor Flores 

International Journal of Film and Media Arts (ed) Manuel José Damásio and Jyoti Mistry to be Launched on Tuesday, Nov. 18th, 11:00 CET (see ZOOM link below)

Special issue: Mapping Artistic Research

Drawing from the GEECT conference in January 2020 on Artistic Research and Film Practice this special issue is an entrée that maps out some of the artistic research being conducted at various film schools, primarily across Europe. The papers provide examples of transdisciplinary approaches and methods in technology, pedagogy, representational politics and aesthetic enquiries in film practices. The development of a film research environment is essential to creating a film research culture and this objective is captured by the breath and scope of the practices within and through film and contributes to the on-going debates about the relevance and impact of artistic research. 

Contributing schools: Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School – Tallinn University (Estonia); Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF (Germany); Film and Screen Studies at SOAS, University of London (UK); Film and Television Head of Department: Wits School of the Arts (South Africa); Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK (Switzerland); Institute for Film and Television – Film Academy Vienna, mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna; HDK-Valand, University of Gothenburg; The Norwegian Film School, Centre for Exclusive in Fil and Interactive media Arts (Norway); Aalborg University Copenhagen (Denmark); The Norwegian Film School, Storm Films

Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3pDfhba