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News and Events

Our seminar series is open to all students and researchers. We have a termly calendar of guest speakers, details of which can be found here.

Film Talk is organised by Film and Television Studies staff. Meetings are held throughout term welcoming staff and students from across UG, PGR and PGT to discuss the latest cinematic and television releases and hone your skills in film reviewing.We occasionally organise larger events like conferences and workshops to focus in more depth on a specific person or subject.

There is also a Film Society organised and run by the student body, set up to supplement the theoretical side of the course with practical filmmaking. The society organises a range of events throughout the year, and membership is open to all students. For more information, please see the Film Society page on the Students' Guild website.

Seminar Series

The CIFR seminar series showcases research from visiting speakers, academics working on film and film-related projects from across the University of Exeter, and the research of our community of postgraduate students. Our seminar series is open to all students and researchers.

An archive of past seminars is available to browse at the bottom of this page.

Forthcoming seminars

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Conferences and Events

Our conferences, symposia and workshops give you the opportunity to find out more about exciting new research across the broad spectrum of film studies.

All of our events are open to the public unless otherwise specified.

An archive of our past conferences and events is available to browse below.

Recent events 

Recent conference events hosted by Film and Television Studies at Exeter include the 2nd conference for the International Society for the Study of Surrealism (ISSS) in 2019, and the Stardom and the Archive international symposium in 2020.

Derek Jarman: Memories & the Archive

Friday 28th February 2014
University of Exeter, Forum Exploration Lab 1 and Lecture Theatre 1, Queen's Building

A symposium on Derek Jarman’s film work, with Jarman’s producers Don Boyd and James Mackay

Tsai Ming-Liang and a Cinema of Slowness

Dr Lim Song Hwee
7:00pm - 8:30pm, Wednesday 19th June 2013
National Library Building, Singapore

Vintage Event: Displays and Events from the 1920s to the 1970s

12:00pm - 4:00pm, Saturday 8th June 2013
Bill Douglas Centre, University of Exeter

Experience the glamour of film at the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

Displays and events from the 1920s to the 1970s

The Bill Douglas Centre – The Bill Douglas Centre, University of Exeter

8th June 2013 from 12 to 4 pm

On Saturday 8 June the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum will be hosting a vintage event from 12-4pm.

This will be a different kind of vintage event: nothing is for sale but there will be loads to do and see!

This will include special themed displays from the 1920s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s-70s featuring artefacts and images from the collection not normally on display.

We will also have mini-lectures from University academics on film, popular culture and style – from British Vogue to The Great Gatsby; 20s fans; 40s stars; James Bond and more. There will also singing of vintage hits from Lola plus spinning of 78s from DJ Tom.

Come and join in the fun and loads more about times past and the glamour of the silver screen – keep checking the site and our Facebook and Twitter for more details!

Part of the University’s Arts Week and Grand Challenges Campus Festival programme.

Free entry – no booking necessary

Contact Details:

Radical British Screens Symposium

Phil Wickham and Lisa Stead
Friday 3rd September 2010
Bush House, Central Bristol

Phil Wickham, Curator of the Bill Douglas Centre at Exeter, and co-ordinator of the Screen Studies South West Research Network and and Lisa Stead, Exeter PGR student in Film Studies will be attending and presenting research at Radical British Screens.

This one-day symposium, hosted by the Film Studies Research Group, University of the West of England, Bristol and the Screen Studies South West Network, focuses on the history and contemporary articulations of a tradition of ‘radical’ British TV and cinema. The symposium explores the landscape of current research in the field, including history, aesthetics, industries, institutions and cultural moments. It also interrogates the use of the term ‘radical’ in this context.

The symposium culminates in an evening screening of Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold, 2009) at the Arnolfini arts cinema, introduced by a keynote talk by Dr Claire Monk (De Montfort University).

Lunch, refreshments, and the film screening are included in the registration fee. The screening will be followed by an optional meal at Bordeaux Quay Brasserie at the delegate’s own expense.

Past Seminars

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