Monday, November 21, 2011

Speakers wanted for media conference in 2012

Documentary Now! has joined forces with Open City London Documentary
Festival, the new documentary film festival in London running from 21-24
June 2012. Join us for Documentary Now! and qualify for a discounted
delegates pass with access to all events and screenings at Open City.
For more information on Open City: www.opencitylondon.com.

Dates: 20-21 June 2012
Conference Location: UCL, Central London

Documentary Now! brings together scholars, filmmakers, students, and
interested members of the public to discuss current trends in documentary
film, from the return of documentary as a theatrical box office phenomenon,
to broadcast television, the web, and beyond. It explores questions of
industry, audiences, aesthetics, political engagement, documentary's
relationship to the mainstream media and other many other issues. Whats
new in documentary? Where is documentary headed?

This year's theme is Revolution Now! The organizers welcome anything tied
to this theme as well as all proposals related in one way or another to the
topic of documentary (film, video, audio, digital, photographic,
interactive, etc).

Themes may include:
Activism and aesthetics
Propaganda and counter propaganda
YouTube, Social Media, and virtual revolution
Post-revolutionary documentary
Documentary as dissent
Politics of documentary/Documentary and 'the political'
Documentary and Social Movements
Genre and the commercial documentary
Character drive in recent documentary

If you would like to give a 20 minute presentation at the conference OR
send proposals for themed panels of 3-4 people, please send proposals
(including 250-300 word abstracts of papers) to
documentarynow2012@gmail.com. Workshops and performances also considered.

The deadline for proposals is January 31 2012.

There is no fee for attendance but registration is required.

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