Announcement: the Fifth International Colour in Film Conference will be held in NFT3, BFI Southbank Tuesday 10th March to Thursday 12th March 2020. The conference is co-organised by Colour Group GB (Dr. Elza Tantcheva-Burdge), HTW Berlin (Prof. Dr. Ulrich Ruedel), and University of Zurich (Prof. Dr. Barbara Flueckiger), the fifth edition will highlight the results of the latter’s ERC Advanced Grant FilmColors project.

added 22 May 2019

Conference Registration open: 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.

Plus a screening of Point Blank (1967) and Q&A with the director John Boorman CBE at the Bristol Watershed.

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.

The conference brings together 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.

Registration Now Open: Please visit the Eastmancolor Revolution to register before 1st June and for the full programme.

Please note: that tickets for the screening of Point Blank on Wednesday 10th July will need to be purchased separately from the Watershed once available.

updated 11 June 2019

Call for Submissions: Film Stock: Histories, Technologies, Aesthetics, edited by Alice Lovejoy, Kirsty Sinclair Dootson and Pansy Duncan.
Contributions are sought for Film Stock: Histories, Technologies, Aesthetics, a volume that aims to offer a critical overview of the history of film stock in its multiple material, technical, social, political, industrial, and aesthetic dimensions. The scope of the book is conceived in truly global terms: we particularly welcome contributions that address non-Western contexts, as well as contributions that work between national or regional contexts. The book’s focus on film stock as a form of material culture is animated by a host of recent and emergent trends in the discipline of film and media studies, and we anticipate that contributions will critically engage with film stock’s many material components, its ecological and environmental aspects, its economic and industrial histories, and the ideological underpinnings of its material and technical bases. We welcome contributions not only from film scholars but also from archivists, preservationists, and practitioners read more

added May 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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