CFP: Postgraduate Research Poster Showcase Competition, BAFTSS 7thAnnual Conference, University of Birmingham (25 -27 April 2019)The BAFTSS Executive Committee would like to invite postgraduate members to showcase their doctoral research during the 2019 conference at the University of Birmingham (25-27 April 2019).  We will host a display of research posters in a central space at the conference, and offer a prize of £100 to the poster judged to be the winner by a panel of delegates and EC members.  Our aim is to provide a structured yet comfortable forum for scholarly exchange, while promoting the visibility of the research being conducted within our postgraduate community. Draft Posters should be sent to Sue Harris and Liz Watkins no later than Deadline: Friday 1st March 2018  further information

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

Registration open: Professor Sarah Street (University of Bristol) has been awarded the Colour Group, GB’s Turner Medal for work on colour, film and art. Sarah Street will be giving her Turner Lecture on The Art of Film Colour at City University, London on Wednesday 6th February 2019 (17:15 – 19:30). Registration: Admission to lecture and reception only by a free ticket.

Registration open: for the Colour Group GB’s Fourth International Conference on Colour in Film. The conference runs from 12noon on Monday 25th February – 14:00 Wednesday 27th February 2019 at the BFI Southbank, London. Location, times, prices.   Eventbrite.   Programme

The event is organised by the Colour Group GB and HTW – University of Applied Sciences Berlin and ERC Advanced Grant FilmColors (University of Zurich) in collaboration with The British Film Institute (BFI) .The event will include screenings, keynote lectures and presentations from international film and colour scholars in the BFI’s – National Film Theatre. continue reading

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.

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

Conference: BAFTSS 7th Annual Conference University of Birmingham, 25- 27 April 2019 is on Intersecting Identities: Race, Sex, Nation. The conference is concerned with intersecting identities in all their forms (racial, sexual, national and transnational, cultural, political and gendered/generic). It will provide an opportunity to debate how the study of identities has developed since the early decades of screen studies, where it is now, and how the discipline should take it forward. Intersectionality as a concept was born at the end of the 1980s, and has proven influential ever since as a method for analysing film and media productions as well as in the fields of critical race and disability studies, feminist theory and transnational studies. In the words of Kimberlé Crenshaw in 2017, ‘Intersectionality is a lens through which you can see where power comes and collides, where it interlocks and intersects.’ Deadline: CFP: now closed (Friday 14 December 2018.) Completed proposal forms should be sent to  Applicants notified in January 2019.

The conference fee will be £160 (£80 unwaged) for 3 days or £110 (£55 student, unsalaried, unwaged) for 2 days. Registration opens early in 2019.

Funding:  Early Career Travel Awards of up to £500 are being offered by the Colour Group, GB . ‘The goal of the Colour Group Awards Scheme is to encourage students and young researchers (PhD students or postdoctoral scholars) who are members of the Colour Group GB either working or studying in a UK institution to present their work at national and international meetings, and to benefit from interaction with the international colour community.’ Deadline for applications: 16:00 on the 10th April 2019.added 14th October 2018


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

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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).