[Filmfestivalresearch] Extended Deadline: Radical Film Network Festival and Unconference

rfnscotland at riseup.net rfnscotland at riseup.net
Tue Jan 5 18:41:44 CET 2016

As has been announced previously, Glasgow will host the Radical Film
Network festival and unconference over the 2016 May Day holiday weekend
(29 April to 2 May). The organisers are pleased to report that plans are
going very well and we are able to announce an extended deadline of
Monday 15 February for participation in the unconference.
We have received numerous exciting proposals from researchers and
practitioners involved in various aspects of radical film cultures and
we will be responding to these proposals soon. The unconference runs
alongside a film festival, which has secured funding for its activities.
The festival involves the joint efforts of over thirty cultural
organisations, hosting innovative screenings and events.  The
unconference and festival will respond to one another, allowing for
questions and ideas to be explored beyond the conventional boundaries of
academic events and film festivals.

The organising committee invites expressions of interest from anyone
wishing to participate in discussions over the weekend. These
conversations will take the form of an 'unconference', in which the
agenda will be decided by the participants according to their interests
and in response to the weekend's range of screenings and events. Within
this flexible format, participants are invited to share their practical
experiences, research, skills, and insights on any aspect of radical
film culture including
- Your or your organisation's practice (as filmmaker/s, exhibitors,
researcher/s, activist/s, etc)
- Film exhibition, festivals, community cinemas,
- Consequences and possibilities of new technologies and platforms,
- Political filmmaking,
- Education and radical film practices,
- Critical perspectives on the representation of marginalised groups,
- Radical film history, culture, theory and practice

Possible forms of participation include
- Short illustrated talks (up to 6 minutes)
- Poster presentations
- Digital or printed material that can be distributed at the event

In keeping with the ethos of the unconference, the organisers will
consider proposals for other formats. The unconference will take place
at the University of Glasgow, the University's Queen Margaret Student
Union, and the Scottish Trades Union Congress' headquarters, which are
all in close proximity. Across these fully accessible venues, we will
have ample space to facilitate additional activities as requested.
Please contact the organisers if you require childcare facilities or
have any other access questions.

While the support of the University of Glasgow and the STUC allows us to
keep costs to a minimum, in order to provide food and materials for the
attendants the unconference will have a 'Pay What You Can' registration
system, with a suggested contribution of £50 from salaried academics and
those with access to funding, but free of cost to all unwaged and
voluntary sector participants.

Glasgow is a city with a rich, radical political and cultural history,
which includes a wide-ranging, alternative film culture. The May Day
Bank Holiday weekend, which takes place in the run up to the 2016
Scottish Parliamentary elections, is the perfect time for the city to
play host to activists and academics - from Scotland, the UK and beyond
- interested in exploring radical film cultures. We'd very much like to
hear from you! Please answer a few questions about your interests using
this form [1], or download the document below and send it to
rfnscotland at riseup.net by 15 February 2016. 




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