Centre for Film Studies
Director: Prof. Dina Iordanova
About the Centre for Film Studies
The Centre for Film Studies, which embraces colleagues from across the University, was established in 2005 to encourage interdisciplinary research. The Centre has an international advisory board composed of leading academics and industry professionals. Our activities combine a mixture of cutting edge scholarly activities alongside events facilitating cultural engagement.
The Centre has a distinctive identity, focusing on film as a transnational medium. It is driving forward research in several key areas including as the world's leading hub for research into film festivals (see further under Research Activity). The Centre supports a vibrant research environment which involves experienced, high profile academics working alongside a large community of doctoral students. The Centre organises conferences, workshops, film festivals, screenings with visiting directors as well as regular fortnightly research seminars with guest speakers (scholars, critics, industry professionals, publishers) from international and national locations. These events attract scholars and students from across the University, and beyond.
In addition, cultural engagement lies at the heart of our activities. Numerous collaborations, projects and events have been designed to develop film culture at a local level, and to enhance the globally connected nature of film culture in St Andrews.
Click here for a full listing of Centre for Film Studies events, past and present.
The annual report provides full details of the Centre's activities and the publications of its members throughout the year.
- CFS annual report academic year 2011-2012
- CFS annual report academic year 2010-2011
- CFS annual report academic year 2009-2010
- Mr. Bernard Bentley
- Prof. Robert Burgoyne
- Prof. Berys Gaut
- Prof. Christopher Hawkesworth
- Prof. Dina Iordanova
- Prof. Gill Plain
International Advisory Board
- Yoram Allon (UK)
- Professor Dudley Andrew (U.S.)
- Irene Bignardi (Italy/Switzerland)
- Professor John Caughie (UK)
- Professor Ian Christie (UK)
- Professor Pam Cook (UK)
- Mark Cousins (UK)
- Professor Stuart Cunningham (Australia)
- Professor Richard Dyer (UK)
- Professor Peter Evans (UK)
- Professor Mette Hjort (Hong Kong)
- Professor Thomas Elsaesser (Netherlands)
- Professor Laura U. Marks (Canada)
- Professor Toby Miller (U.S.)
- Professor Hamid Naficy (U.S.)
- Professor Lúcia Nagib (UK)
- Professor Duncan Petrie (UK)
- Professor Eric Rentschler (U.S)
- Professor Robert Rosenstone (U.S.)
- Professor Ginette Vincendeau (UK)