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Making Films for your Research: Innovative Audio-Visual Practices - A CHASE Doctoral Training Day.

  • Birkbeck Cinema 43 Gordon Square WC1H 0PD (map)

Birkbeck Cinema, 10.00-17.30 on Saturday, November 17, 2018, followed by a wine reception

Filmmaking research is a form of practice research that enquires into production practices, techniques, modes and genres used in cinema, television and online. The outputs are films that may include fiction, documentary and hybrid forms. Filmmaking research pushes at the boundaries of traditional filmmaking and traditional research methods by adopting distinct approaches to professional and critical practices. Filmmaking research is a developing area and films produced within the academy are growing in number. There is an increasing engagement with filmmaking as research method and films as outputs, by researchers from a range of disciplines. Film can provide a powerful means to explore issues, disseminate research and create impact. 

In this event, we will screen examples of innovative audio-visual filmmaking research practice, have presentations by filmmaker-researchers about their work, and hold round tables.

Presenters include:

  • Florence Ayisi, University of South Wales

  • Joanna Callaghan, University of Sussex

  • Emma Davie, University of Edinburgh

  • Lily Ford, Birkbeck University of London

  • Chloé Galibert-Laîné, École normale supérieure de Paris

  • Jasmine Gideon, Birkbeck, University of London

  • Catherine Grant, Birkbeck University of London

  • Alex Nevill, San Francisco State University

  • Lynda Nead, Birkbeck University of London

This training event arises out of the research undertaken by the AHRC funded Filmmaking Research Network (FRN). The FRN seeks to improve understanding and consolidate filmmaking research through sharing research, clarifying methods and approaches and providing resources to improve capacity and infrastructure. The FRN has created resources for researchers that includes case studies of best practice in impact, research excellence, research funding and methodologies and a database of films produced as research.

All materials generated by the event will be documented and form part of an online resource to ensure that students at other CHASE institutions also have access to these materials, ideas, and discussions.

Open to doctoral students, researchers, filmmakers and the public held at the Birkbeck Cinema. 

This event is free and doctoral students interested in attending should email Matthew Barrington on