7th African Film Conference (Nov 7-8 2015)
Nov 7 2015 - Nov 8 2015

London, United Kingdom

The 7th African Film Conference, organised by the Africa Media Centre, University of Westminster, will bring together academic scholars and practitioners to discuss how policymakers, filmmakers, and audiences are involved in changing social relations, and how this affects the kinds of moving images they make. According to the Africa Media Centre, "key questions relate to how film screen cultures in Africa have advanced or subverted social change in Africa. Organisers are concerned to bring to the fore sub-themes of: changing film production environments; shifts in funding mechanisms for African film; the role of audiences/users; regulation debates; and African film's potential for human development."

The conference will focus on the following themes:

  • Theoretical issues on screen cultures and social change
  • Citizen empowerment and film in Africa
  • Film music and social change in Africa
  • The effectiveness of comedy and satire in promoting change
  • African film in the era of digital platforms
  • Human development and film in Africa
  • Film and politics, persuasion and electioneering
  • Film and anti-corruption campaigns in Africa
  • Health communication and film in Africa
  • Old media and new film practices in Africa
  • Gender politics in African film
  • Regulation of film in Africa
  • Resistance, activism and film cultures in Africa
  • Film practices and non-governmental organisations in Africa
  • Film and television education in the digital age
  • From audiences to consumer-content producers
  • Mobile film practices in Africa

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Registration information:

Conference organisers welcome abstracts that feature high quality conceptual papers, as well as qualitative and quantitative empirical research papers, on the above mention topics. Abstracts should be 300 words long and must include the presenter's name, affiliation, email and postal address, together with the title of the paper. Please send abstracts to journalism@westminster.ac.uk.

Deadline Date: September 7, 2015.

Registration will open at the end of September. The fee for registration (which applies to all participants, including presenters) will be £150 with a concessionary rate of £75 for students, to cover all conference documentation, refreshments and administration costs.