Announcements/CFPs

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


BAFTSS SIGS Newsletter issue7 (October 2022) is now online. The BAFTSS SIGS form a network of 23 research groups, which cover subject areas including Stardom and Performance Studies, Transnational Film and Television, Archives and Archival Methods, Essay Films, East Asian Screen Cultures and as from this month, a new Adaptations SIG.

This BAFTSS SIGS Newsletter includes links to funding opportunities, CFPs, Reading Groups (online), the LGBTQIA + Screen Studies SIG’s new Richard Dyer Student Essay Writing Prize, the Colour Across Chinese Cinemas: Pan Si Dong Screening which is sponsored by the Colour and Film SIG, a 9.5mm Film resource, which has emerged from ’The Little Apparatus’ 100 years of 9.5mm Film Conference convened by the brilliant Zoë Viney Burgess at the University of Southampton (online), and the programme for the Philosophical Thinking and the Films of Kelly Reichardt Symposium, which will be held at Queen Mary University of London (5th November 2022). 


The BAFTSS Colour and Film SIG: is supporting the Colour Across Chinese Cinemas: Pan Si Dong (Dan Dayu, China, 1927) Screening 20 November 2022 at Dundee Contemporary Arts. The screening is part of the Colour Across Chinese Cinemas programme taking place this autumn across Fife and Angus. The programme has been co-curated by Kirsty Sinclair Dootson, Zhaoyu Zhu (University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China), Yixiang Lin (University of Edinburgh) and Hiu Man Chan (DeMontfort University/UK-China-Film-Collab). The series explores the kaleidoscopic history of colour across cinemas of the Chinese speaking world, considering the varied aesthetic and political function colour played in film from the silent era to the present across China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The free/public 35mm screening of the silent, Chinese film Pan Si Dong, which has extensive colour tinting. Although long thought of as lost, the discovery and subsequent restoration of the film in 2014 by the National Library of Norway (who are providing the print) means a new generation of audiences can enjoy this remarkable film. The film will be accompanied live by experimental Edinburgh-based harpist Aurora Engine. Introduced by Kirsty Sinclair Dootson and Xuelei Huang (University of Edinburgh). Contact: Ksd4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Image credit: Pan Si Dong/ Cave of the Silken Web (1927)

CFP BAFTSS Conference 2023: ‘Sustainable Futures: Ethics, Responsibility and Care in Film, Television, Screen Studies and Practices’, University of Lincoln 3rd April – 5th April 2023. BAFTSS welcomes theoretical, historical and practice-based presentations and pre-formed panels. Panel sessions are for a duration of 90 minutes. Full requirements for panel proposals and roundtables are on the BAFTSS website. Individual and panel proposals should be submitted to baftss2023@gmail.com Deadline: 1 December 2022.


Invitation: the BAFTSS Colour and Film SIG welcomes new submissions from guest contributors and BAFTSS members for the Notes on Colour blog.

Contact: SIG convenors vicky.jackson@bristol.ac.uk and/or e.i.watkins@leeds.ac.uk

We welcome blogs (500- 2000 words) on recent research in colour, film, TV and screen media, archival methodologies, conference reports, exhibition/ film/ book reviews and more.


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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.

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