CALL FOR PAPERS
ASIAN WOMEN FILMMAKERS ON GLOBAL SCREENS:
Networks, Circuits, and Community Connections
March 27 and 28, 2020
Center for the Study of Globalization andCultures,
Faculty of Arts, University of Hong Kong
Women filmmakers are severely underrepresented ingeneral film distribution (theatrical and auxiliary), film festivals andawards: a phenomenon that adversely affects the visibility of female filmmakersfrom Asia. However, there has been little concrete investigation into themechanisms that underpin the status quo. Through engaging internationalspecialists on women in film, this conference seeks to dissect the system,pinpoint the weak spots and identify a possible remedial course of actiontoward improving the situation of women filmmakers. The goal of our conversation will not only beto increase knowledge on these matters but to make practical recommendations tothe film industry, film festivals, and other institutions.
This conference brings together academics andpractitioners to create the opportunity for engagement between communitieswithin the Asian region and beyond. Our objective with this conference is tobring together female academics and practitioners (many of whom have academiccredentials as well) for a discussion that focuses on the pitfalls in women’scareers in cinema, aims to identify specific problem areas, and producesconcrete remedial recommendations that will then be disseminated to the widerinternational community.
This follows our successful local summit devotedto women in Hong Kong film higher education (November 2018) and a follow-up onHeForShe male allies (May 2019). Inaddition, it supplements information on our website/database devoted to HongKong women filmmakers active since 1997(https://hkwomenfilmmakers.wordpress.com/) as well as our directory (https://sites.google.com/view/hkwfhighered/home)on men and women involved in promoting gender equality in film education inHong Kong.
Professor Dina Iordanova, University of St.Andrews, Scotland, and Professor Soyoung Kim, Korea National University of theArts will deliver keynote speeches.
Ifyou would like to present a paper, please send us a title, 250-word abstract,brief bio, and contact information by October 31, 2019. We also welcome self-nominations fordelegates to the conference. If you area film professional and would like to participate in working groups at theconference, please send us your name, affiliation, a brief bio, and contactinformation by October 31, 2019, to be included in the program. We are, unfortunately, unable to providetravel and accommodation; however, there is no registration fee and somemeals/refreshments will be provided for registered participants.
Allcorrespondence should be sent to Gina Marchetti and Christine Vicera at [log in to unmask] We will send outnotifications of acceptance by January 1, 2020, and open registration afterthat date.
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