Entries by BAFTSS

PG Poster competition 2018

Our winner, who receives our prize of £100, was Abigail Whittall (University of Winchester) for The Many Faces of the 21st Century Nazi Monster.     By democratic popular vote, our runner up was Tashi Petter (Queen Mary University of London) for Sponsored Silhouettes: Rediscovering the ‘Useful’ Films of Lotte Reiniger in Britain.   Huge […]

Open Screens

Open Screens is the new, open-access online journal of the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS). The scope of the journal is international, and its vision is inter-disciplinary. It encourages innovative contributions from scholars of film, television and other screen-based media, publishing research articles, commentaries, reviews and audio-visual research-by-film-practice. In keeping with the mission of […]


Members of BAFTSS are hereby notified that elections to our Executive Committee are scheduled to take place at our Annual General Meeting on April 13th 2018, University of Kent, Canterbury. The regulations governing our Association’s elections can be found under Paragraph 6.3 of our Constitution. The following roles are due for election for the period […]

BAFTSS Awards 2018

The BAFTSS Awards are now accepting submissions from members of BAFTSS in the following categories for the Awards ceremony at the Annual Conference in 2018 at the University of Kent. Best Monograph Best Edited Collection. This includes both books and special issues of journals. Editors must be BAFTSS members; contributors need not be. Best Practice […]

Diversity and the Cannes Film Festival (Alex Marlowe-Mann)

As I write, this year’s Cannes Film Festival has just drawn to a close. This got me thinking again about festivals, such a hot topic within academic circles in recent years – witness the lively debate on the Film Festivals panel organised by Dina Iordanova for this year’s BAFTSS conference, which revealed that the majority […]

James Leggott on the time for television

Browsing through the TV listings guide for the Easter weekend, I noticed with interest the announcement of the new Doctor Who series.  Although I must admit to being only a casual viewer of the show of late, this struck me as a little odd.  Since its reboot in 2005, hasn’t Doctor Who usually begun its […]

Sue Harris on On La La Land and the magic of the musical……

I have always loved musicals.  When I was a kid, and an aspiring ballroom dancer, I watched all the classics on our black and white television set on Sunday afternoons, thrilled by the songs and the dances, by the romantic storylines, and by the sheer soaring energy of stars like Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and […]

Rajinder Dudrah on The Creative Multilingualism Project

The Creative Multilingualism Project BAFTSS Executive Committee member Professor Rajinder Dudrah is a Co-Investigator on a major AHRC Open World Research Initiative consortia project led by the University of Oxford, entitled ‘Creative Multilingualism’.  This is a 4 year project that was awarded £3.9m and started in July 2016. The following is an outline of the […]