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March 2018

Community Filmmaking for Gender Equality in the Pacific: A Symposium

March 19 - March 20

An interdisciplinary exploration of community filmmaking for development and addressing gender inequality in the Pacific and beyond.

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April 2018

Wu Tianming @ St Andrews, an IGCCC workshop

April 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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On zero-to micro-budget filmmaking: a workshop with William Brown

April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In the digital age, it seems that ever-growing numbers of people can and do make films. In this workshop, then, we shall discuss zero-, micro- and low-budget digital filmmaking, including how to do it and some of the pitfalls involved in it. What is more, we shall reflect upon how film is not simply an object of academic study, but increasingly an academic process in its own right – and the way in which both low-budget filmmaking and the practice…

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May 2018

Film Screening: “The Sun Island” (dir. Thomas Elsaesser, 2017). Screening and Discussion with Professor Thomas Elsaesser

May 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Sun Island (dir. Thomas Elsaesser, Germany, 2017, 72 mins) Screening and discussion with the film director The Sun Island is a documentary essay film about coincidences, shattered lives and posthumous fame. A found footage family film about love and passion, friendship and heartbreak in Berlin between the wars. But ​a film ​also about self-sufficiency and recycling​, about the green movement and the environment​ – before these ​notions ​had yet been properly invented. And it ​touches​ the utopian potential of ideas that…

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CFS Speaker Series: Professor Thomas Elsaesser, “Trapped in Amber: On the Materialities of Media Memory”

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Trapped in Amber: On the Materialities of Media Memory A lecture by Professor Thomas Elsaesser   **See also the screening of Professor Elsaesser's film The Sun Island (2017) on May 15th at 5pm   Thomas Elsaesser is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Media and Culture of the University of Amsterdam. From 2006 to 2012 he was Visiting Professor at Yale and since 2013 he is Visiting Professor at Columbia University. Author and editor of some twenty books, his work has been published…

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