BAFTSS SIG Newsletter May 2020 issue 2 of the British Film, Television and Screen Studies’ Special Interest Newsletter is now online.

26th May 2020

Themed Playlist: the Centre for Screen Cultures at the University of St Andrews offers a series of themed playlists, including one on a Rainbow of Colour , by BAFTSS Colour and Film SIG member Kirsty Dootson Sinclair. The film Jigokumon/Gate of Hell (Kinugasa Teinosuke, 1953, shot in Eastmancolor) has been featured in Sarah Street’s blog post ‘Distant Observers: Colour and the Critics II’ on the Eastmancolor Revolution website. It is also the topic of Sarah Street’s insightful essay ‘The Monopack Revolution, Global Cinema and Jigokumon / Gate of Hell’, Open Screens Journal 2018, 1(1). 

added 4th May 2020

BAFTSS SIGs Newsletter details of  the funding schemes and the past and upcoming events that have been organised by the British Association of Film Television and Screen Studies’ Special Interest Groups 2017-1019. 

The BAFTSS Special Interest Groups were initiated in December 2016. Since that time the SIGs have organised research and public engagement projects from symposiums on the Persistence of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, conferences on subjects such as Psychoanalysis, Nationalism and Ideology, film screenings, workshops asking questions such as “Has Documentary Film Failed?” and those that continue to examine the relationship between filmmaking, theory, practice and the Academy. 

added  20 October 2019

Announcement: the BAFTSS Colour and Film SIG Report on activities (2016-2018)   is available (authored January 2019).


Past Events Organised by the BAFTSS Colour and Film SIG. The Special Interest Group in Colour and Film has organised several seminars, symposia and sponsored panel proposals read more 

Past CFPS and Funding. For a list of past Calls for conference papers, publications, funding opportunities and events read more


BAFTSS Colour and Film SIG: Journeys through Colour: experimentation, realism and artifice in non-fiction travel films. Seminar. 18:00-20:00 Tuesday 27th February 2018, Royal Anthropological Institute, London. This public event was sponsored by BAFTSS and the RAI, an independent charity organisation. It is not affiliated with current UCU actions. Speakers: Professor Jeffrey Geiger (University of Essex), Jan Faull (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Dr Liz Watkins (University of Leeds). Introduced and chaired by Dr Natasha Eaton (University College London). Full abstracts, bio notes and photographs

RAI Jan Faull Noel

Journeys through Colour Seminar, Royal Anthropological Institute (London) February 2018.

BAFTSS Colour and Film SIG: Colour in Context Symposium. 11:00-18:00 Friday 23rd March 2018. University of Bristol.  Key note speaker: Professor Lynda Nead, Birkbeck. ‘Greyscale and Colour: the Hues of Nation and Empire c.1945-60.  Abstract

CFP Colour in Context Symposium This call has closed. Colour in Context Symposium Full Programme Abstracts and Delegate Biographies

The Colour in Context Symposium was organised in conjunction with a Screening and Workshop event: When the New Wave Came to Bristol: Remembering Some People (Clive Donner, 1962) at the Watershed, Bristol 24th March 2018.


Screening and Workshop Event: ‘When the New Wave Came to Bristol’ at the Watershed (Bristol, March 2018).

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