The third Contemporary Greek Film Cultures international conference: Strategies of the Documentary, took place between 16-19 May 2018, hosted by Maria Oikonomou and Lilia Diamantopoulou at the University of Vienna. Many thanks to the organisers for a successful and truly inspiring event, which has helped expand our understanding of what Greek Film Cultures – plural – could mean. And our thanks to all the contributors for really thought-provoking papers.
We now call for expressions of interest in hosting/organising the 4th Contemporary Greek Film Cultures conference in 2020/21 in your institution.
Contemporary Greek Film Cultures has established itself as a regular feature in the Greek Film Studies calendar internationally, thanks to your support. The aim is to bring together the international community of Greek film scholars to share and discuss new research in the field every 2-3 years, at a different location each time. In addition, every conference is followed by at least one publication of selected papers, expanding and enriching the bibliographical corpus of Greek Film Studies. Most of all, this is an initiative that seeks to enhance collaborations and networking between scholars with interest in Greek cinema, as well as to become a bridge between industry and academia (in all conferences so far directors and actors have participated with keynote addresses, Q&As, screenings of their work).
Please contact the curators of the conference Tonia Kazakopoulou and Mikela Fotiou using the following email address to submit your interest in hosting the next meeting of Greek film scholars. In your email, please propose a theme and indicate how you would seek to fund the organisation of the conference, whether your institution would agree/has already agreed to support such an enterprise, and a rough timeline for the event. We can provide logistic support, and any other help you may need.
Please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, and no later than the end of October 2018, using the subject line ‘CGFC 2020’. Do not hesitate to contact us any time before that if you have further queries.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Tonia Kazakopoulou and Mikela Fotiou