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[Commlist] Film Audience Movements and Migrations virtual conference

Thu Aug 20 20:46:51 GMT 2020

We are excited to invite you to book your free place to attend the Film Audience Movements and Migrations: Across Borders and Screens virtual conference at Oxford Brookes University on 7th, 8th and 9th September. The conference provides a unique forum for new and topical scholarly and industry research in the field as well as the opportunity to share findings and know-how from a multitude of (inter-)national perspectives, initiating future collaborations across borders, disciplines and sectors.
The programme is as follows:

7th September

Panel 1: Film Economy, Cultural Policy and the National Audience

Dr Melanie Selfe (University of Glasgow):

"Capturing and constructing the future filmgoer: UK film policy and the economic instrumentalisation of the audience"

Dr Alireza Khoshnevis (University of Damghan):

"Introduction of ‘Art and Experience Cinema’ Project in Iran"

Dr Alexander Donev (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences/National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts):

"Box Office Dynamics of Bulgarian Independent and State Supported productions (2010-2019)"

Panel 2: Film-Viewing Spaces and Places

Dr Stuart Hanson (De Montfort University):

"The multiplex as a US form and its entry into Europe: ‘ripe for a revolution’"

Dr Margaret O’Brien (Birkbeck, University of London):

"The Hampstead Everyman: art, community and film culture in the 1930s"

Dr Anna Blagrove (University of East Anglia):

"Teen’s Screens: The Places, Values, and Contexts of Film Consumption and Cinema-Going for Young Audiences"

Panel 3: Tracing Transnational Film Flows

Laëtitia Kulyk (University of Jyväskylä):

"Understanding and developing the audience for a French-speaking film festival in Greece"

Dr Hadija Chalupe da Silva (Fluminense Federal University/Superior School of Advertising and Marketing):

"Mapping Out Contemporary Brazilian Film - Reaching New Audiences"

Dr Karina Aveyard (University of East Anglia):

"Transnational Audience Mobility – How I Learnt to Love Crocodile Dundee"

Keynote Address 1

Professor Ian Christie (Birkbeck, University of London):

"The time of our lives: navigating the 'worlds' of film, TV and online"

8th September

Panel 4: Transnational Cultural Practices and Experiences

Dr Petra Hirzer & Dr Hanna Klien-Thomas (University of Vienna, Independent Researcher): "Bollywood in Trinidad and Peru: a comparative approach to transcultural audiences"

Dr Dalila Missero (Oxford Brookes University):

"Investigating Cinema Memories as Transnational Practices: A Qualitative Study with Female Latin-American Audiences in Barcelona and Milan"

Dr Carmen Spanò (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore):

"National Audiences’ forms of engagement with Game of Thrones and Mad Men’s Trans-Media Architectures: An Overview"

Panel 5: Film Consumption Geographies

Dr Sibel Kaba & Dr Deniz Özalpman (Trabzon University, University of Vienna):

"A cross comparative cinema cultures in 1960s between urban and rural cities"

Prof. Daniela Treveri Gennari, Dr Lies Van de Vijver & Dr Pierluigi Ercole (Oxford Brookes University, University of Ghent & De Montfort University):

"The Geography of Film Popularity in Post-war Europe: places and trajectories"

Dr Maya Nedyalkova (Oxford Brookes University):

"Reconstructing the National Film Distribution and Exhibition Network through the Experiences of Contemporary Bulgarian Viewers"

Panel 6: Reflections on Audience Behaviour and Development

Ivan Doykov (Neterra TV):


Ian Cade (BFI):

"Beyond our shores – the appetite for and success of UK film and TV around the world"

Daniel Gadher (Ampere Analysis):

"'Crossover’ audiences and engagement initiatives in the digital age"

Keynote Address 2

Professor Mark Jancovich (University of East Anglia):

"Cinema, Travel and Belonging"

9th September

Panel 7: Interrogating Social Mobilities and Practices

Francesca Cantore and Dr Damiano Garofalo (Sapienza University of Rome):
"Romarcord - A Project On The Social History of Moviegoers in Rome (1945-1975)"

Dr Silvia Dibeltulo (Oxford Brookes University):

"Reconstructing historical film genre consumption in post-war Italy"

Prof. Bridgette Wessels, Dr Matthew S. Hanchard & Dr Peter Merrington (University of Glasgow):

"The dynamics of audience practices: mobilities of film consumption"

Panel 8: Audiences in the Digital World

Dr Roderik Smits (Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf):

"Online Platforms and Film Audiences: Specialised Film in the Era of Content Abundance"

Prof. Mattias Frey (University of Kent):

"Choosing Films and Series in the Age of Netflix: Uses and Users of VOD Recommender Systems in the Context of Legacy Information Sources"

Dr Oswelled Ureke (University of Johannesburg/ Midlands State University):

"Alternative Screens: Zimbabwean screen media, audiences and consumption dynamics"

Panel 9: Reflections on Distribution/Exhibition

Philip Jablon (The Southeast Asia Movie Theatre Project/Chiang Mai University):

"Historic Exhibition Spaces and the Audience: Architectural Conservation of Southeast Asia Movie Theatres"

Silvia Cibien (EUROVOD):

"An Overview of the Shape of European VoD Market and Its Diversity"
Richard Cooper (Ampere Analysis):

"The development of the theatrical film market and the impact of COVID-19"

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