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February 2019

Post-Graduate Research Forum: Cassice Last & Paddy Adamson

February 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The first Post-Graduate Research Forum event of 2019 will take place on Wednesday 20th February, from 3-5 in the Boardroom: Paddy Adamson will be presenting, "‘Hysterically Correct’: Counter-History and the Silent Western Comedy” and Cassice Last will be presenting, "'Icons of the Survival Era: Unpicking Survival as Brand Vs a Habit of Seeing.” Our second PG forum will take place on Wednesday 19th April and will feature Abdul Alghanem and Sophie Hopmeier!

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March 2019

Ten Years of Film Festival Studies/The Second Decade of a Burgeoning Field

March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us in London to celebrate and review a decade of film festival studies at the discussion Ten Years of Film Festival Studies/The Second Decade of a Burgeoning Field, which will take place at ROOM: Mal G14, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street Building  2-4 pm on Friday, the 8th March 2019.     The event is envisioned as an open exchange between scholars and practitioners who will review the contribution that academia has made to the world of film festivals over…

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Film and Beyond Interdisciplinary Retreat: Engaging film in research, academia and the professional job market March 18th – 20th

March 18 - March 20
The Burn, Glenesk
Brechin, DD9 7YP United Kingdom
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The Film and Beyond Interdisciplinary Retreat consists of a three-day, residential workshop to be hosted at The Burn in Glenesk. The retreat is aimed at PhD students interested in incorporating film in their academic and professional careers and will provide specific guidance for the study and use of film in a variety of environments (research, teaching and the professional job market) while encouraging interdisciplinary work among PhD students. Ideas of collaboration can include, but are not limited to: Film Language…

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Docs@TheByre: Time Trial (Finlay Pretsell, 2018)

March 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Byre Theatre- Studio, Abbey Street
St Andrews, KY16 9LA
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Join us at Byre on 27 March, 5pm for a thrilling and immersive journey into the race of a lifetime. You don't need to be a cycling fan to love this film. Free but ticketed, link to come.

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April 2019

Docs@TheByre: Piano to Zanskar (Michael Sulima, 2018)

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Byre Theatre- Studio, Abbey Street
St Andrews, KY16 9LA
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Join us at The Byre on 24 April 5pm for a screening of audience favourite Piano to Zanskar along with a Q&A with the film's director, Michael Sulima and producer, Jarek Kotomski. Free but ticketed. Link to come.

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Last Symposium Standing: Interdisciplinary Symposium on Survival Media

April 30 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Gateway Boardroom, North Haugh
St Andrews, Fife United Kingdom
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Since the early 2000s, a wide range of 'survival' media has been created, watched, played and explored. Alongside the rise in the production of survival media, this popularity is also evidenced by the prevalence of survival narratives in more traditionally established genres such as horror, disaster and thrillers. From reality TV shows like 'Survivor' to video games such as The Long Dark, from advertising to films such as 'Trapped' and '127 Hours', this symposium explores what can be learnt from…

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May 2019

Docs@TheByre: Syrian Stories- Female Voice

May 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Byre Theatre- Studio, Abbey Street
St Andrews, KY16 9LA
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Join us on 22 May 5pm at The Byre for a selection of short films featuring the perspectives and experiences of Syrian women filmmakers and discussisions about the politics of art and the art of politics. Free but ticketed. Link to come.

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