Forth International Conference in Small Cinemas: Crossing Borders
FLORIANÓPOLIS-SC, BRAZIL, September 4-6, 2013
Organizing institution: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Keynote speaker: Jorge la Ferla (Argentina)
Invited filmmaker: Eduardo Nunes (Brasil)
The 21st century brings serious reconsideration of sound and image in both film industry and academia. New audiovisual technologies and complex media environment contribute to redefining production and reception practices. In addition, evolving economic and political systems have transformed the world since the last century, and geography was altered by political upheavals, conflicts and diplomatic relations, disputes for markets, etc. Cinema as an art with tremendous power of influence has witnessed and challenged many of these changes, and provided grounds for dominant ideological systems, while also supporting their questioning.
Cinema enters the 21st century raising the question of what world is there to show and how it is shown. The way film represents us and how we manage film production attracts attention to the relationship between producer and representation. In this sense we cannot (or should not) think of a unique practice in cinema. That approach lacks subtleties that could, precisely because of attention to details, reveal other realities. The “small cinema” explores new frontiers and new technological environments. The concept of “small” must be seen as a networked reality. There can be no politic, economic or cultural survival without strongly connected practices that challenge borders.
The fourth international conference in Small Cinemas – Crossing Borders, to be held September 4-6 at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – Brazil, invites film scholars and professionals to submit papers on the following themes:
• Aesthetics and poetics;
• New technologies and subjectivities;
• Auteur cinema;
• Production, distribution and exhibition;
• Cultural policies;
• Transnational cinemas.
We are interested, yet not exclusively, in small cinemas in Latin America and its intersections with other cinemas.
Abstracts of up to 300 words accompanied by three or four keywords, and a small biography or the institutional affiliation of the authors should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15th 2013. Proposals will be accepted in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
For further information: http://4smallcinemas.ufsc.br/
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