[Filmfestivalresearch] Film and Media Festivals Interest Group (SCMS)
ger zielinski, ph.d.
geraldzielinski at trentu.ca
Thu Mar 17 00:14:21 CET 2011
Dear Festival Researchers,
Last week's large SCMS conference was quite impressive for festival
research in its growing variety of topics and approaches. The papers and
workshops probed the area in many exciting new ways. Congratulations to
everyone concerned! (It was difficult to leave warm, welcoming New
Orleans and return to winter.)
I would like to acknowledge here the recent acceptance of the "Film and
Media Festivals Interest Group" by the board of directors of the SCMS
and its inaugural meeting. Joining NECS, this will serve as another very
useful node for festival researchers from around the world.
At the meeting, Skadi Loist and I were elected to serve as the first
co-chairs for the group, with two- and three-year tenure, respectively.
Once the SCMS has created a webpage for this new scholarly interest
group (SIG), I will send out a message to prompt members of SCMS to add
themselves as members. Minutes from the first general meeting will then
be sent out to members via the SCMS site.
For those new members of the FFRN listserv, welcome! Should you have any
questions regarding the new SCMS SIG, do contact Skadi or me directly.
(Incidentally, I also expressed concern to the president of SCMS about
the very high international membership fees and noted that if some new
formula were created, more scholars would likely join as members,
whether they attend the conference or not. More on this later.)
Ger Zielinski, PhD
Assistant Professor of Media
Department of Cultural Studies
Catharine Parr Traill College
Wallis Hall, Room 113
300 London Street
Peterborough, ON K9H 7P4 Canada
T: +1.705.748.1011 X6113
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