Call for Papers – “Besides the Screen: Moving Images during Distribution, Exhibition and Consumption – deadline 11 June 2010

Call for Papers – “Besides the Screen: Moving Images during Distribution, Exhibition and Consumption”

New media technologies impact cinema well beyond the screen; they also promote the reorganization of its logic of distribution, modes of consumption and viewing regimes. Once, it was video and television broadcast that disturbed traditional cinematographic experience, revealing the image as soon as it was captured and bringing it into the home of the audience. Nowadays, computer imaging and online networks cause an even stronger effect to the medium, increasing the public agency in the movie market dynamics.

In order to understand how these significant changes in the modes of accessing and distributing moving images might affect cinematographic experience, economy and historiography, we are obliged to rethink not only of its future, but its past as well. Besides the Screen is a one-day international symposium that aims to map research projects on new and old forms of moving image distribution, exhibition and consumption. The conference will be hosted in Goldsmiths College (University of London) in November, with the support of the Goldsmiths Graduate School.

We invite proposals for paper presentations in the form of 250-word abstracts, to be sent to the email until June 11th 2010. The list of selected works will be published online at (under construction).

Suggested topics / themes:

· Contemporary views of traditional exhibition venues
· Online video archives and directories (, youtube)
· Non-traditional distribution networks
· Peer-to-peer and filesharing
· Film & video piracy
· Transnational distribution
· Projection-based performances (vjing/ live cinema/ etc.)
· Market regulations (DVD distributions, release windows, ratings)
· Contemporary and historical film societies
· Non-commercial exhibition spaces (art galleries, outdoor screenings, etc.)
· Intersections between IPR, copyright & film distribution/exhibition.