15 January 2008

CFP - Half-day Symposium on Australian Film (Barbican London Australian Film Festival, London; 8 March 2008)

Barbican London Australian Film Festival
Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King's College London

Symposium: 10am-2pm, Saturday 8 March 2008, Barbican Centre

Festival: 6-16 March 2008


This is the first of an annual free symposium to be held as part of the Barbican London Australian Film Festival. Academic papers on all aspects of Australian film and the Australian film industry are welcome with particular interest on recent film, and work that can contextualise the films in the 2008 festival (titles attached). Please note the symposium will also be open to the general public.

All papers will be considered for publication in Studies in Australasian Cinema, an international fully-refereed academic journal.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

• Readings of films to be shown during the festival
• Contextual papers on the work of directors featured in the festival
• The Australian Film industry
• Thematic papers historicising recent Australian film
• Indigenous cinema
• The reception of Australian cinema
• The international work of Australian directors, actors, and technicians

Please direct inquiries to Dr Ian Henderson, Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King's College London.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7557 7171
Email: ian.r.henderson@kcl.ac.uk

Barbican London Australian Film Festival

Menzies Centre website

Studies in Australasian Cinema