CFP: Global Colour and the Moving Image Conference, University of Bristol, 10-12 July 2019

Keynote speakers: Professor Barbara Flueckiger, University of Zurich and  Professor Ranjani Mazumdar, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Deadline: 31st January 2019 . Please download the appropriate panel/paper forms below and return them to

Ten years on from the Colour and the Moving Image conference in Bristol, the study of film colour has grown impressively. While the majority of research has been undertaken on early 20th century colour processes, far less is known about the introduction and application of colour technologies from the second half of the 20th century onwards. As stocks such as Eastmancolor, Agfacolor, and Fujicolor became cheaper, national film industries increasingly converted to colour, exhibiting a variety of aesthetic, cultural, economic and intermedial approaches to its application. This call aims to attract papers on a number of themes, countries and contexts that will add to our knowledge of the origins and nature of colour film’s increasing ubiquity since the 1950s.

The conference is organized by The Eastmancolor Revolution and British Cinema research project team (Sarah Street, Keith Johnston, Paul Frith and Carolyn Rickards) in an attempt to reach a greater understanding of the multiple, comparative complexities of global colour and the moving image. Individual papers or panels consisting of three or four papers (in English), are invited on, but are not limited to, the following themes:-

Comparative histories and applications

Film colour and its intermedial contexts

Colour and genres

Film stars and colour

Histories and case studies of particular film stocks / processes

Colour, avant-garde and experimental practices

Colour and television

Colour and Advertising

Technicolor after Three-Strip

Costume and set design

Methodologies for studying film colour

Issues of preservation and restoration

Digital colour technologies and aesthetics

Colour theories and the moving image

Colour and film industry economics

Colour, audiences and reception

Colour in amateur and industrial films

Invisible labour in the colour industries – laboratories, etc.

Please download the appropriate panel/paper forms below and return them to by no later than January 31st 2019. 

Panel member paper proposal Global Colour and the Moving Image, 2019

Paper proposal template, Global Colour and the Moving Image, 2019

If you have any questions relating to the conference please do not hesitate to contact the team at

added 1st November 2018