Romanian and Hungarian film cultures at the Transilvania International Film Festival

An arguably late arrival in the film festival circuit (first organised in 2002), the Transilvania International Film Festival[1] has been a significant date on the FIAPF calendar since 2011.... Read more →

A geography of resistance: Locating US underground film and TV cultures

The latest collection from David E. James[1] and Adam Hyman (filmmaker and former executive director of the Los Angeles Filmforum) offers a historical and critical representation of the emer... Read more →

Dreaming of Cinema / Slow Cinema

Adam Lowenstein’s Dreaming of Cinema: Spectatorship, Surrealism, and the Age of Digital Media (New York: Columbia University Press, 2015) and Slow Cinema (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University P... Read more →

Beautiful Data / The Democratic Surround

As the future approaches, equally digital and messy, it appears that there is considerable need for a thorough re-thinking of the postwar period which to a large extent determined the course... Read more →

The Emergence of Film Culture wins award

The anthology The Emergence of Film Culture: Knowledge Production, Institution Building, and the Fate of the Avant-Garde in Europe, 1919-1945 was awarded the Premio Limina for best film stud... Read more →

River-to-River Florence Indian Film Festival: The Italian response to Bollywood cinema

Indie Indian films have gained exponential attention from the academic community since 2011 when Delhi Belly (Abhinay Deo, 2011), a thought-provoking film produced by the Bollywood star Aami... Read more →

Haunted by participatory culture

Mirko Tobias Schäfer’s Bastard Culture! How User Participation Transforms Cultural Production (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2011) and José van Dijck’s The Culture of Connecti... Read more →

Shell shock cinema: A discussion with Anton Kaes on the First World War, cinema, and the culture of trauma

by Francesco Pitassio Anton Kaes is the Class of 1939 Professor of German and Film & Media at the University of California, Berkeley. He has authored a number of fascinating books, placi... Read more →

The biennale as a device: 4th Athens Biennale

It is a cliché to say that times of crisis are good for art. For better or worse, this cliché seems to hold some truth for Greece during the past few years. It might be […] Read more →

AUP announces new book series

Amsterdam University Press is launching a new book series titled ‘Recursions: Theories of Media, Materiality and Cultural Techniques‘. This series will publish fresh, exciting, a... Read more →