BAFTSS 6th Annual Conference 2018 - University of Kent 12-13 April
Revolution: Politics, Technology, Aesthetics

Intellect are very excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at this year's BAFTSS conference in Canterbury!

This year's conference boasts another great line up of talks, workshops and lectures all focussed on the themes of Revolution: Politics, Technology, Aesthetic!

From its origins at the end of the 19th century, the medium of film has been inextricably bound up with technological, political and aesthetic revolutions. The new technology ushered in the new ways of seeing and conceptualizing the world characteristic of modernity and was subsequently enthusiastically embraced and championed by revolutionary movements at the various ends of the political spectrum. 

Television's impact roughly half a century later was no less dramatic, and in the new millennium, the digital is both reshaping the media landscape and, as the Arab Spring made clear, once more influencing political change. 

Keynotes at this years conference will be:

Professor Susan Hayward: a true path-breaker in the discipline of film studies, responsible for pioneering work on the study of national cinemas, stars and the representation of gender and sexualities in film which greatly influenced future generations of scholars.

Ken Loach: In a career spanning over half a century – from the ground-breaking television work of The Wednesday Play to last year's Palme d'Or winning I, Daniel Blake via such timeless classics as Kes – Ken Loach has established himself as arguably Britian's most important living filmmaker. He is also the perfect embodiment of the conference's central themes. 

Tony Garnett: the pioneering British film and TV producer whose work on The Wednesday Play with Ken Loach had a lasting impact on television and socially-committed cinema and who, as chairman of World Productions, continued to innovate into the new millennium.

For more information on this years conference you can visit the website!

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