Current events, calls and announcements for work on colour, film, tv, screen studies and cultures by and beyond the BAFTSS Colour and Film SIG.

New Publication: the latest issue of Comparative Cinema, titled Color Contrast: Chromatic Connections in Cinema, is available open access online. The Special Issue has been edited by Stefan Solomon. The entire issue can be downloaded, as well as individual articles: 

Stefan Solomon: ‘Color Contrast: Chromatic Connections in Cinema’.

Sarah Street: ‘The “Exaggerated” Colors of Black Narcissus (1947 and 2020)’.

Edson Costa Júnior, ‘Memories from the Darkness in the Films of Pedro Costs and Affonso Uchôa’.

C. E. Harris, ‘The True Colors of “False” Color: Representing Data Chromatically in NASA Films’.

Andrew I. Philip, ‘True Colors: Chromaticity, Realism and Technological Honesty’.

Olivia Kristina Stutz, ‘The Hybrid Color Film: Multiplicity of Space, Time, and Matter’.

Liz Watkins, ‘The Politics of Nostalgia: Colorization, Spectatorship and the Archive’.

Invitation: If you would like to write a short piece on colour film, TV, or screen media for the Notes on Colour blog please contact : Vicky Jackson, University of Bristol and/or Liz Watkins

We welcome short articles (500-1500 words) on archival methodologies, conference reports, reviews of colour film, tv or screen media, exhibitions and book reviews.

9 September 2021

BAFTSS Colour and Film SIG is now on Twitter follow us @BAFTSSColourSIG

updated 7 September 2021

BAFTSS Special Interest Groups Newsletter issue 4 June 2021 is now online. The SIGs are the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) network of twenty research groups. Details of SIG activities, CFPs, and funding opportunities can be found in the newsletter.

For further information or to join BAFTSS or get in touch.

added 1 June 2021

Exhibition: On Colour, curated by Professor Paul Smith (University of Warwick) and Penelope Sexton, Senior Curator (Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park) in 2021. On Colour “looks at colour theories, from Newton to Josef Albers; and the impact these have played on nineteenth-century, twentieth-century and contemporary artists. In particular, it explores the role of the colour wheel; from scientific investigation to its role as artists’ tool and inspiration, the challenge of accurately capturing the natural world, the impact of artists’ intuition and experimentation, and theory as art in its own right.”. Further details are available via Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park, Warwick.

added 19 May 2021

Announcement: A Cultural History of Colour’ Volumes 1-6 will be published by Bloomsbury in June 2021. The series, which is edited by Carole P Biggam and Kirsten Wolf. The series includes a volume on  a Cultural History of Color in the Modern Age which is edited by Anders Steinvall (Umeå University, Sweden) and Sarah Street (University of Bristol, UK.

added 8th April 2021

BAFTSS SIG Newsletter. October 2020. Issue 3. Updates, forthcoming events, reports, CFPs and Funding opportunities for the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies’ research network of Special Interest Groups. To join a SIG please sign up through the BAFTSS Membership pages. For information on specific events, please contact the SIG conveners.

added 9th November 2020