The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the Inaugural Annual Asian Conference on Film and Documentary 2012, to be held in Osaka, Japan, from 2-4 November 2012.
The FilmAsia event is a remarkable cross-cutural and interdisciplinary discussion, which encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging lively but respectful dialogue. This international conference will bring together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas.
FilmAsia 2012 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education. Academics working in Japan and Asia will be encouraged to forge working relationships with each other, as well as with colleagues from Europe and the US, facilitating partnerships across borders. We hope to see you (again) in Osaka in the fall.
Professor Gary E. Swanson
Mildred S. Hansen Endowed Chair in Journalism
The University of Northern Colorado, USA
Professor Tamara Swenson
Osaka Women's University
Local Conference Chair
Call for Papers
The Asian Conference on Film and Documentary encourages sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Film and Documentary, including:
Film Direction and Production
Film Criticism and Theory
Film and Literature: Artistic Correspondence
Film and Biography
Documentary History and Archive-Based Studies
Films and Digital Distribution (Use of the Internet and video sharing)
Anime and Digital Film Production
Films, Festivals, and Fans (Audience/Fan responses to film)
NOTE: Successful presentations in these streams may be scheduled alongside relevant papers submitted as a part of the FilmAsia sister conference, MediAsia.
We welcome submissions in the above streams, and propose the following three optional conference themes have been designed by the conference organizers to inspire research possibilities. The themes are designed to elicit a wide variety of interpretations as avenues of research.
1) Exchanges and Encounters
2) Journeys of Discovery
3) Elation and Despair
FilmAsia2012 Open Film Competition
The Asian Conference on Film and Documentary will show a selection of original short films in the following eight categories. An overall winner and runner-up will be chosen:
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