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

Event: International Symposium on Three-Colour Photography at the turn of the Twentieth Century: Technologies, Expeditions, Empires: Three-Color Photography around 1900. Online symposium. Friday 29th April 2022 (1pm Toronto time/ 7pm Vienna time). 18:00 BST.

Registration: Free

added 21 April 2022

New Publication: Three-Colour Photography around 1900, PhotoResearcher No.37, 2022. edited by Hanin Hanouch, for the European Society for the History of Photography.

added 19 April 2022

Event: The Sixth International Conference on Colour in Film The Sixth International Conference ‘Colour in Film’ will be held in 2022, co-organized again by Prof. Dr. Barbara Flueckiger for the University of Zurich with Dr. Elza Tantcheva-Burdge for Colour Group (GB) and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Ruedel for HTW Berlin.

added 18 April 2022

BAFTSS Colour and Film SIG Meeting: all current members of the BAFTSS Colour and Film SIG are welcome to join our annual meeting at the BAFTSS Conference 2022. The meeting is at 14:00-14:30 Wednesday 20th April 2022 (Microsoft Teams). Please check your emails for joining instructions, else contact We look forward to meeting you there!

added 18 April 2022

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’.

added 12 January 2022

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 December 2021

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

7 November 2021

BAFTSS Special Interest Groups Newsletter issue 5 (November 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 November 2021