[Filmfestivalresearch] 1st Alternative Film/Video Research Forum (6-7 December 2012, Belgrade, Serbia)

Greg DeCuir gdecuir at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 6 23:43:11 CEST 2012

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of
Alternative Film/Video Belgrade, we are organizing the first Alternative
Film/Video Research Forum. This two-day event (6-7 December 2012), running
concurrently with the festival (5-9 December 2012), will gather a group of researchers
and writers who are concerned with
alternative/experimental/avant-garde/underground works of film, video, and new
media, for an intimate forum where papers will be delivered and discussions
held. The theme for this initial forum is researching
and teaching alternative film and video. How has this field of inquiry been
shaped over the years and what are the current challenges that those working in
this area face? What are the blind spots in writing the history of alternative
film and video and what are the future directions? Currently we are accepting
abstracts of 300 words along with short paragraph bios for consideration. Accommodation
will be provided for selected research forum participants. Please forward
submissions to Greg de Cuir, Jr., Selector/Programmer for Alternative
Film/Video Belgrade, no later than 1 August 2012 at gdecuir at yahoo.com.   
Film/Video Belgrade (Serbia) is the premier international festival in the
Balkans for new film and video tendencies and one of the oldest festivals of
its kind in Europe. It was founded in 1982 as an antidote to commercial film
and video-making and to support radical practices in celebrating the moving
image. Alternative Film/Video Belgrade is organized by and hosted at Academic
Film Center, which was established in 1958 as a ciné-club and where many legendary
filmmakers in the former Yugoslavia worked, including Živojin Pavlović, Tomislav
Gotovac, Kokan Rakonjac, and others. Visit the website atwww.alternativefilmvideo.org/.

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