Wednesday, 8 June 2011

New Cinephilia at Edinburgh International Film Festival

I have been invited by the good people of Project: New Cinephilia to give a short presentation of my work on Filmish at their day-long symposium on film writing and criticism that is taking place during this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival.  The project's aim is to look at the way we watch and discuss films in the modern age, and how cinephilia plays a role in all that.

It looks like it will be an exciting and eye-opening day, with presentations from some of the top thinkers and writers on film, including Yoram Allon (editor Wallflower Press, International Film Guide), Matt Lloyd (programmer of Glasgow Short Film Festival) and Adam Woodward (editor, Little White Lies) amongst many others.

I'm going to give a short talk about writing comics about film, and discuss the kinds of ideas that drive me.

If you're a cinephile and interested in attending, the EIFF synopsis is below:
"What does it mean to be a cinephile in the 21st century? Film culture is constantly in transition, and at this day-long symposium writers, curators, and cinema fans are invited to participate in a series of presentations and interactive sessions mapping the current landscape for film criticism, appreciation and evaluation."
You can book tickets here.

And you can find out more about Project: New Cinephilia, and read some fascinating essays here.

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