Essay Film Festival 2021 Prelude 3: Practice Research Open Forum

19 March 14:30

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As the final prelude to the 2021 Essay Film Festival, we invite you to join us at our Open Forum for practice-based research: a student-led initiative exploring essayistic forms and their relationship to academic research, social critique and artistic practice, held in collaboration with CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership.


This Open Forum will address the subject of multiple authorship in relation to the essay form. It will examine the ways in which essayistic practices – such as the use of crowdsourced footage, archival material, collective and collaborative approaches to filmmaking, and meditations such as translation, subtitling and restoration – bring more authors and more subjectivities into the picture. What would adopting a more complex view of authorship mean for the ways in which the essayistic is practiced and theorized?

The forum will take place on Collaborate. After the presentations, there will be time for questions from the audience.