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Reimagining Cinema: Film at Expo 67

Edited by CINEMAexpo67 Directors Monika Kin Gagnon (a communication studies professor at Concordia) and Janine Marchessault (professor of cinema and media studies at York University), "Reimagining Cinema" is an anthology of essays, interviews and 130 colour reproductions of Expo 67’s most spectacular and inventive multi-screen films, published by McGill-Queens University Press.

Colloque international « L’amateur en cinéma, un autre paradigme ? » Université François-Rabelais de Tours | 23 - 24 juin 2015

Organisé par l'équipe InTRu, ce colloque organisé par Valérie Vignaux (Université de Tours) et Benoit Turquety (Université de Lausanne) souhaite poser les bases théoriques d'une réflexion sur les enjeux actuels du cinéma amateur, en montrant comment ces pratiques proposent un autre paradigme, dont les implications sont à la fois sociologiques, esthétiques et anthropologiques. On entend notamment interroger le phénomène selon trois mouvements principaux :

1) L'amateurisme quel paradigme ? histoire, pensées, gestes

2) Le cinéma amateur et les espaces institutionnels

Call for Presentations: Orphans X :|| SOUND

"New York University Cinema Studies joins with the Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center for the tenth international gathering of archivists, scholars, curators, preservationists, and artists devoted to screening and discussing orphan films (i.e., an eclectic variety of neglected moving images).

Arclight Symposium | May 13 - 15, 2015

Project Arclight

As part of the Media History Research Centre, Concordia University is hosting Arclight Symposium on May 13-15, 2015. It is a three-day event that brings together digital humanities and media history scholars for a wide-ranging discussion about historical research using digital methods. Speakers include Michelle Hilmes, Lea Jacobs, Robert Allen, David Berry, Ryan Cordell, Lisa Spiro, Jason Camlot, Haidee Wasson, Greg Waller, among others, with a keynote from Deb Verhoeven.

AMIA McGill’s 2nd Annual Colloquium | April 9, 2015

The McGill chapter of the Association of Moving Image Archivists will host its 2nd Annual Colloquium on April 9. It will feature talks from special guest speakers including Mark Simon Hadyn, Morgannis Graham, and Cesif research coordinator Louis Pelletier

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Release of "Amateur Cinema: The Rise of North American Moviemaking, 1923-1960"

In this newly released book, Charles Tepperman, Assistant Professor of Film Studies at the University of Calgary, traces the history of the amateur films movement, exploring the aesthetics and production/circulation practices of this alternative filmmaking. For a detailed description of the book please visit the publisher's website here

Release of "Cinephemera,"a Book on Canadian Ephemeral Film

A new book on Canadian ephemeral film has just been released by McGill-Queen's University Press under the title "Cinephemera: Archives, Ephemeral Cinema, and New Screen Histories in Canada." Edited by Zoë Druick and Gerda Cammaer, Cinephemera include works by CESIF participants Peter Lester (Brock) and Louis Pelletier (Montreal), as well as contributions by Andrew Burke (Winnipeg), Jason Crawford (Champlain), Liz Czach (Alberta), Seth Feldman (York), Monika Kin Gagnon (Concordia), André Habib (Montreal), Randolph Jordan (SFU), Scott Mackenzie (Queen's); Katherine Quanz (WLU), Micky Story (N