[Filmfestivalresearch] Invition to attend FFRN seminar in South Korea

Valck, Marijke de M.deValck at uva.nl
Sat Aug 14 14:59:09 CEST 2010

Invitation to attend the Film Festival Research Network seminar in Pusan, South Korea on October 8, 2010

In collaboration with the Pusan International Film Festival
Pusan (Busan), South Korea
October 7–15, 2010

Date: October 8, 2010
Location: Centrum Hotel, Pusan (to be confirmed)

Having organized successful panels in Europe (NECS) and the USA (SCMS), the Film Festival Research Network (FFRN) is proud to announce the first gathering of film festival scholars in Asia. In collaboration with the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), the FFRN will host a seminar in Pusan (Busan), South Korea on October 8, 2010, the second day of the festival. We invite all scholars who are working on or are interested in film festivals, in particular colleagues, who are working in Asia and those working on Asian film festivals.

About the FFRN seminar
The seminar will be organized as workshop sessions, in which participants present their current research/work related to film festivals. There is no pre-constituted theme. We are interested in all current research (projects) relating to film festivals. The presentations themselves will be short, approx. 10 minutes, leaving  ample room for discussion and exchange between participants. 

The main objective of the FFRN meeting at PIFF is to offer a platform where film festival scholars can get to know each other and each other’s work. 

There will be no registration fee. The PIFF has kindly offered its discount hotel rates to FFRN seminar participants. If you’d like to attend the meeting, please contact Marijke de Valck (m.devalck at uva.nl) no later than SEPTEMBER 6, 2010. In order to prepare the workshops we ask you to submit a summary of your current research (interest) of max. 250 words, a short biographical note, affiliation and contact details. 

Festival symposium
In addition to the FFRN seminar, the PIFF organizes a symposium on the future of Film Festival Studies, co-hosted by the Busan National University on October 9th. Keynote speakers are Prof. dr. Thomas Elsaesser, Prof. dr. Soyoung Kim, and Dr. Marijke de Valck. All seminar participants are cordially invited to attend this symposium. 

About PIFF
Over the last decade, the Pusan International Film Festival has grown fast to become the largest film festival in Asia. In 2010, PIFF will celebrate its 15th edition. The annual event transforms the port city of Pusan into a vibrant film community, showing up to 300 films from over 60 different countries. The parallel scheduled Asian Film Market was launched in 2006. It brings together the Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP), the acclaimed international coproduction/market, and the Busan International Film Commission and Industry Showcase (BIFCOM). 

Kind regards, 
Marijke de Valck, University of Amsterdam
Skadi Loist, Universität Hamburg

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