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A Two-Day International Conference
European Cinemas, Intercultural Meetings:
Aesthetics, Politics, Industry, History
Conference date: Friday 13th and Saturday 14th November 2015
Venue: University of Copenhagen, Denmark Organised by: ECREA Film Studies Section Deadline for abstracts: 4 May 2015 Conference website:
More radically than ever before, European countries – and even the idea of the continent – are being shaped by international relationships and pressures, and by meetings and clashes of cultures, identities and traditions. Simultaneously, its cinemas are undergoing changes in many respects, in terms of genres and aesthetics as well as of production and distribution. On the one hand, the notion of transnationalism, that has been used for some time to capture these changes and move beyond national frameworks for the study of film, is currently being extended to account for an increasingly cosmopolitan, global imagination that is reflected in contemporary European lifestyles, as well as in the aesthetics of contemporary European cinemas. On the other hand, film production and distribution often transcend national boundaries, and so do the new digital platforms for film dissemination and consumption, thus creating new market configurations as well as new transnational audiences. The growing impact of mobile social media contributes to forming an increasingly participatory, networked transnational spectatorship. EU funding for the cinema is at once adapting to and shaping these trends, as does contemporary EU policy on film and the media.
The objective of this conference is to address and discuss the implications of both novel and past intercultural meetings for European cinemas and their consequences on its history, identity and evolution through discourses of aesthetics, politics and industry.
Keynote Speakers:
Professor Daniela Berghahn, Royal Holloway, University of London Professor William Higbee, University of Exeter
Abstracts are invited on topics related to European Cinema, Intercultural Meetings: Aesthetics, Politics, Industry, History, including but not limited to:
➢          Intercultural Meetings on European Screens
➢          National Cinemas and Diaspora
➢          Global Cinema in Europe, European Cinemas in the Global Market
➢          Cosmopolitanism and Film
➢          Political Cinema, Politics of Cinema
➢          Conflict, Violence, Reconciliation
➢          Fortress Europe, Borders and Border-crossing
➢          Culture and Identity of Contemporary European Cinema
➢          European Film Festivals and Politics
➢          European Film Financing and Policy
➢          The Changing Face of European Co-production
➢          Digital Platforms, Interconnected Audiences
Abstract Submission: Please submit your abstract (max 300 words) along with key references, institutional affiliation and a short bio (max 150
words) or a panel proposal, including a panel presentation (max 300
words) along with (no more than four) individual abstracts.
Submission Deadline: May 4th 2015. Please send your abstract/panel proposals to Helle Kannik Haastrup:
Conference Details: The Conference is hosted by the Department of Nordic Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Registration: 50 Euros (ECREA membership is not required).
Contact Information:
Helle Kannik Haastrup: University of Copenhagen Anders Marklund: University of Lund Laura Rascaroli: University College Cork
Conference website:

Book Author: 

Gertjan Willems