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"Jennifer M. Bean" <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 25 Jul 2001 09:52:34 -0700
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The Film Colloquium At The University of Washington is proud to announce its
Second Annual Interdisciplinary Film Conference and Short Film Festival

EMERGING FORMS: Media, Narrative and Technique in the Twenty-First Century

November 7-9, 2001; Seattle, WA

The world of media is one of continuous change.  Currently, new production
formats, such as Digital Video, and reception formats, such as DVD, are
altering the way films are made and viewed.  New cinematic spaces are not
only mapped by new technologies, but also by developments within multiple
areas of the globe.  This conference explores the ways in which new forms,
evolutions of traditional forms, and expansions within an international
arena alter the cinematic landscape. Conference events include presentations
of academic papers, a short film festival, a presentation by a filmmaker,
and a lecture by a keynote speaker.  Subject to funding and interest, we
will attempt to publish select conference proceedings. For regularly updated
information about the conference please visit our web site:


The Film Colloquium invites submissions on all related topics. Possible
panels might include:

*Discussions of Form within Films
*International Cinema< Postcolonial Cinema
*Emerging Film Genres< New Cinematic Spaces
*Digital Video, DVD, and Other Production and Reception Formats
*The Impact of New Formats on Production and Reception
*Emerging Voices (Ethnicity, Sexuality, and Gender)
*Experimental Uses of Traditional Formats
*Evolutions of Traditional Genres

Please submit a 350 word abstract and one-page CV. Mail submissions to the
Film Colloquium, Department of English, Box 354330, University of
Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-4330, USA or send abstracts and cover letters
via e-mail to [log in to unmask]


The Film Colloquium is proud to announce an open call for films under 30
minutes in 16mm or VHS formats.   Films selected by the programming
committee will be shown during an evening screening. A $100 prize will be
awarded to the film selected Best of Conference by a panel of judges.

All submissions must be on VHS tape clearly labeled with contact information
and accompanied by a $15 registration check (payable to the Film
Colloquium). Mail submissions to the Film Colloquium, Department of English,
Box 54330, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-4330, USA. All films
not accompanied by sufficient return postage and self-addressed envelope
become the property of the Film Colloquium.





NISHA GANATRA will present _Chutney Popcorn_, her feature debut. This film
has captured a number of awards including the Audience Award Second Place
Prize at the Berlin Film Festival 2000, Best of Festival Award and Best
Narrative Feature at the 2000 Ojai Film Festival, the Audience Award at the
1999 Newport Film Festival, Best Feature Film at the 1999 San Francisco Film
Festival, and Best Feature Film at the 1999 Los Angeles Outfest Film

GRANT GEE directed the critically acclaimed Radiohead documentary _Meeting
People is
Easy_. This film quickly established the director as an innovative visual
stylist with
a fresh sense of the relation between music and image.  The film follows the
band on their 1997 "OK Computer" tour, deftly avoiding the usual pitfalls of
traditional "rockumentaries" while conveying a sense of the touring
experience.  With a background in music videos and experimental film, Gee
and his work embrace the uses of technology without becoming dominated by
their demands.

VIVIAN SOBCHACK is professor of critical studies in the Department of Film
and Television and associate dean of the School of Theater, Film, and
Television at the University of California, Los Angeles.  She is the author
of _Screening Space:  The American Science Fiction Film_ and _The Address of
the Eye:  A Phenomenology of Film Experience_, along with numerous articles
on contemporary cinema, film history, and popular culture.  She is the
editor, most recently, of _MetaMorphing:  Visual Transformation and the
Culture of Quick-Change_.

RENEE TAJIMA-PENA is an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker and a powerful
for the Asian-American community.  Her film, _Who Killed Vincent Chin?_,
explores the case of a murdered automotive engineer, mistaken as Japanese
and blamed for threatening American auto-worker jobs.  The murderer's
subsequent evasion of justice in the US judicial system reveals far-reaching
inequities and biases.  _My America... or, Honk If You Love Buddha_, winner
of the 1997 Cinematography Award at Sundance, follows Tajima-Pena and actor
Victor Wong as they travels the highways of America, revealing the intricacy
and variety of the Asian-American experience.


This event is made possible by the generous support of the following
sponsors:  the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, the Graduate
and Professional Student Senate, the College of Arts and Sciences, GO-MAP,
the Program for Cinema Studies, the Hilen Endowment, the Department of
Music, the Department of English, the Department of Comparative Literature,
Scandinavian Studies, Spanish and Portuguese Languages, and Slavic

Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite