Robert Burgoyne was interviewed for the Washington Post on the subject of the historical film and the current release. The story is entitled: “Lost City of Z Alters History for the Sake of Modern Audiences: Are We OK with That?” The article appeared in the April 21 edition of the Washington […]
Following on the IGCCC’s workshop on famed Iranian auteur, Abbas Kiarostami, there is a week (beginning 24 April) devoted to his work on In Media Res, featuring contributions from Jean-Michel Frodon, Marco Dalla Gassa, Sanghita Sen, Shorna Pal, and Dina Iordanova. The programme is as follows: Monday (24 April): The […]
The Department of Film Studies experienced success at BAFTSS. Film Studies alumna Ana Grgic won for Best Student Essay ‘Rediscovering Nationalism in the Balkans: The Early Moving Image in Contemporary Memorial Spaces‘. Tom Rice’s White Robes, Silver Screens: Movies and the Making of the Ku Klux Klan was runner up […]
We are delighted to share Sanghita Sen‘s short piece on Lipstick Under My Burkha (India, 2017, Alankrita Srivastava) which met with the ire of the Indian Censor Board (CBFC) and struggles for popular distribution in India. Elsewhere the film has enjoyed exhibition and appreciation, receiving the Audience Choice Award at the […]
The Promise of Cinema has won the 41st annual Limina Award (Italy) for Best International Film Studies book. The award, chosen by the FilmForum Udine-Gorizia in association with Consulta Universitaria Cinema and Cinéma & Cie: International Film Studies Journal, was presented at the Filmforum Spring School in Gorizia.
We are delighted to announce the Ritwik Ghatak Retrospective at Dundee Contemporary Arts organised in collaboration with the National Film Archive of India and Ritwik Ghatak Memorial Trust and curated by Film Studies PhD student Sanghita Sen. This is the first major retrospective of Ghatak in the UK, and will screen six of his films.
Congratulations to 2nd year PhD student, Shruti Narayanswamy, whose piece on PK Nair, the former director of the National Film Archive of India, has been published on the Sight and Sound website. As well as the valuable discussion of Nair’s background, work and legacy (co-written with Tim Concannon), you can […]
We are delighted to announce the Russo Brothers MLitt Scholarship for the academic year 2017-2018. The successful applicant will receive a full Home/EU fee waiver (equivalent to £7500) for study in the MLitt programme during the coming academic year. All applications received before 1 April 2017 will be considered for the scholarship funding. The St Andrews MLitt in […]
We are delighted to see four publications from our department shortlisted for BAFTSS Publication Awards! Congratulations go to Tom Rice, whose White Robes, Silver Screens: Movies and the Making of the Ku Klux Klan has been listed for best monograph; to Dina Iordanova and Jean-Michel Frodon, whose Cinemas of Paris has been […]
In an article on Policy Forum, Dr Dennis Hanlon and Souraj Dutta explain how Hindi film producers and directors have bowed to a new kind of threat from a far-right Hindu nationalist party by endorsing bans on employing Pakistani talent and screening of films in which they are featured.