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Centre for Film and Moving Image Research

The Centre for Film and Moving Image Research promotes research into film, the moving image, and also digital humanities. The centre seeks to advance research into the field through organizing talks, workshops and conferences, providing funding for research activities; and also through co-operating with the other research centres within the School of Communication. “Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images” established by the Centre is now LIVE!


 

EVENTS

Date Topic Speaker
1 - 2 December 2022 Graduate Symposium

Kenynote Speaker: Dr. Erin Y. HUANG


Panel 1: Discussant - Dr. Jason COE
Lucia Lu CHEN, REN Yutian, XIE Rui, Yanjing WU


Panel 2: Discussant - Prof. Ellen SEITER
LU Tian, Fatima LOCK, Jasmine Yuan ZHU, Rajat SHARMA


Panel 3: Dr. Ruepert CAO
ZHANG Yiyuan, ZHU Zixuan, Dongli CHEN< Linda Huixian OU, TO Kei Chi

2 December 2022 Global Sinophonia 5 - Book Talk - "Dreadful Desires: The Uses of Love in Neoliberal China"

Professor Charlie Yi ZHANG

(Associate Professor)

1 December 2022 Global Sinophonia 4 - Islanding: Ocean Media and the Aesthetics of Desertedness in the South China Sea
 

Professor Erin Y. Huang

(Assistant Professor)

25 November 2022 Global Sinophonia 3 - Screening of "Memories To Choke On, Drinks To Wash Them Down" Post-screening Sharing Kate Reilly

Leung Ming-kai
 
18 November 2022 Global Sinophonia 2 - Screening of "Hong Kong 1942" Sharing - Five Guys who made a Hong Kong historical drama movie Graig McCourry

Dr. Grace Yan-yan Mak
 
28 October 2022

Global Sinophonia 1 - THY LAB (旲堂): A 9-Years Performative Free Cinema Theatre inside a Sham Shui Po Rooftop Slum (天台屋)

Dr. Alberto Gerosa

(Adjunct Assistant Professor, CUHK)

27 October 2022 Academic Talks hosted by "Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images" - The Untold Story of North Korean Cinema in the PRC

Professor Chris Berry

(Professor of Film Studies at King's College)

3 November 2022 Academic Talks hosted by "Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images" - Book Talk: Bombay Hustle - making movies in a colonial city

Dr. Debashree Mukherjee

(Center for Comparative Media; Film & Media Program, School of the Arts; Institute for Research on Women, Gender, & Sexuality (IRWGS)
Columbia University)

29 September 2022 Academic Talks hosted by "Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images" - Prof. King will discuss the implications of artificial intelligence for the study of humour

Professor Rob King, Associate Professor

(Center for Comparative Media - Columbia University)

  FMIR Newsletter 4  
​12 May 2022

A Series of Talks to celebrate the launch of "Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images" -

Book Talk – Utopian Fuins: A Memorial Museum of the Mao Era,

Book Talk

Professor Jie Li

(John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities at Harvard’s Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations)

1 April 2022

A Series of Talks to celebrate the launch of "Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images" -

Back to the Future: Exploring Artificial Intelligences Creative Potential Through Film Historiography

Talk details

Dr. Marina Hassapopoulou

(Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema Studies at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University (NYU)

10 March 2022

A Series of Talks to celebrate the launch of "Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images" -

Key Concepts for Investigating Streaming Video

Talk details

Professor Amanda D. Lotz

(Professor and Leader of the Transforming Media Industries Research Program in the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology)

3 March 2022

A Series of Talks to celebrate the launch of "Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images" -

Book Talk – Dreams of Flight: The Great Escape in American Film and Culture

Book Talk details

Professor Dana Polan

(Professor of Cinema Studies in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University)

29 Oct 2021 Book Talk: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: Hong Kong Cinema with Sino-links in Politics, Art, and Tradition (Hong Kong: Chunghwa Bookstore, 2021)

Dr. Kenny K.K. Ng

(Associate Professor, Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University)

29 Oct 2021 Book Talk Details

Dr. Kenny K.K. Ng

(Associate Professor, Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University)

15 Oct 2021 Master Class: Streaming Upstream: 7 Fragments on "Specialized" Storytelling in the Current Digital Landscape

Professor James Schamus

(former CEO of Focus Features, Professor of Professional Practice, Film, Columbia University School of the Arts)

15 Oct 2021 Master Class details

Professor James Schamus

(former CEO of Focus Features, Professor of Professional Practice, Film, Columbia University School of the Arts)

  FMIR Newsletter 3  
17 Jun 2021 Book Talk: Reorienting Chinese Stars in Global Polyphonic Networks Voice, Ethnicity, Power

Dr. Dorothy Wai Sim Lau

(Assistant Professor, Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University)

25 May 2021 

Work about work: Digital storytelling and digital labor

Dr. Michael Mandiberg

(Professor of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island/ CUNY)

17-18 May 2021  Narrating New Normal – Graduate Student Symposium

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Michal Krzyzanowski, Chair in Media and Communication Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden

15 Apr 2021 

More Than Just Superhero Stories, The Rise of the Hybrid Publisher Studio

Dr. Alisa Perren

(Associate Professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film and Co-Director of the Center for Entertainment and Media Industries at the University of Texas at Austin)

1 Apr 2021 

Film Noir as a Moving Target: Its Constantly-evolving Storytelling Practices

Prof. William Luhr

(Professor of English at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey)

9 Mar 2021

Platform Capitalism and the Future of Television Streaming

Prof. Ellen Seiter

(Nenno Endowed Chair, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California)

25 Jan 2021  Screening of “Those 4 Years” Q & A with the film director Dr. Joe Thomas Karackattu

Dr. Joe Thomas

(Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras)

25 Nov 2020

Negative Exposures: Knowing What Not to Know in Contemporary China

Dr. Margaret Hillenbrand

(Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture at the University of Oxford)

  FMIR Newsletter 2  
28-30 Jan 2020

Global Storytelling Symposium

Martha Bayles, J.D. Conner, Lisa Dombrowski, Peter Hitchcock, Susan Jakes, Alexandra Juhasz, Liang Limin, Gina Marchetti, Sean O’Sullivan, Reece Peck, Richard Pena, Carl Plantinga, Stanley, Rosen, Paola Voci, Michael Walsh, Louisa Wei.

5 Nov 2019 “The Primary Sources of the “Magic” of Art” Eisenstein and East Asian Art

Prof. Helen Grace

(Professor at the Department of Gender & Cultural Studies, University of Sydney)

Moderator: Dr. Lo Wai Luk

30 Oct 2019 The Politics of Sino-Hollywood Negotiation: Trump’s Trade War, Presidential Elections and Hong Kong

Prof. Ying Zhu

(Professor, Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University)

11 Oct 2019 The First Golden Age of Hong Kong Cinema: Integrating East and Weat, Old and New, North and South

Mr. Sam Ho

(Curator, Researcher, Teacher, Writer & Critic)

26 Sep 2019 Singing, Not in vain…/ Making Meaning Through Song & Dance in Bollywood

Prof. Arun Gupta

(Senior Professor of Film & Video at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India)

Moderator: Dr. Kenny Ng

24 Sep 2019 “Watch Great Movies!” “Dangal” (2016)

Prof. Arun Gupta

(Senior Professor of Film & Video at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India)

Moderator: Prof. Ying Zhu

24 Sep 2019 Saare Jahan Se Achha… (Better than Rest Of The World…)/ Constructing Ideas of Nation and Identity in Bollywood

Prof. Arun Gupta

(Senior Professor of Film & Video at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India)

Moderator: Dr. Dorothy Lau

  FMIR Newsletter 1  
3 May 2019

Teaching About Asia Through Film : Using Visual Media to "Meet Students Where They Are"

Dr. Gordon Gray

(Associate Professor of Media and Culture at Berea College,USA)

17 Apr 2019

Methodologies and Approaches to the Study of Fandom: My Research Journey

Prof. Anthony Fung

(Professor, the School of Art and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong)

12 Feb 2019

Master Class: The Tectonics of Humanity Documentary Film Retrospective Discussion

Christian Frei

(Swiss filmmaker, Associate Lecturer on Reflection Competence at the University of St. Gallen)

25 Jan 2019

Book Talk: "Chinese Stardom in Participatory Cyberculture"

Dr. Dorothy Lau

(Assistant Professor, Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University)

13 Dec 2018

Mo Yan and His Literature Hometown

Prof. Zhang Tongdao

(Head of Documentary Centre, School of Arts & Communication, Beijing Normal University)

5 Dec 2018

Special Screening of "Female Directors 2012"

Director: Yang Ming Ming

(Film Director)

Actress: Luna Kwok

(Professional Actress)

6 Nov 2018

From "Fifty-Five Days at Peking" to "Morning Sun" A Scholar of Modern Chinese History's Reflections on Film

Prof. Jeff Wasserstrom

(Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine)

19 Oct 2018

Transforming the Liminal Hero: Border-Crossing Interconnections in the Taking of the Tiger Mountain (2014) and its Textual Pedigree

Prof. Wang Zhuoyi

(Associate Professor of East Asian Language and Literatures at Hamilton College)

27 Jun 2018

Documentary Film: Regional Theoretical & Political Parameters -Day 3

(Private Screening of "Island" – Directed by Dr. Steven Eastwood)

Panel 1:
Prof. Ian Aitken (Chair),
Prof. Tim Barnard, Prof. Peter Bloom, Dr. Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes, Dr. Sandeep Ray, Dr. Tom Rice

Panel 2:
Dr. Dorothy Lau (Chair),
Dr. Jenny Chamarette, Dr. Tiago de Luca, Dr. Cecilia Mello, Dr. Richard Rushton

26 Jun 2018

Documentary Film: Regional Theoretical & Political Parameters - Day 2

(Free Screening of "Vanished Archives" - Directed by Ms. Lo Yan Wai Connie)

Panel 1:
Dr. Kenny Ng (Chair), Dr. Chao Shi Yan, Dr. Gao Qian, Dr. Xu Yaping Apple, Dr. Jessica Yeung, Dr. Zhang Zhen

Panel 2:
Dr. Chao Shi Yan (Chair), Dr. Evans Chan, Ms. Bonnie Chiu, Prof. Gina Marchetti, Dr. Judith Pernin, Prof. Carlos Rojas

25 Jun 2018

Documentary Film: Regional Theoretical & Political Parameters - Day 1

(Free Screening of "Raise the Umbrellas" - Directed by Dr. Evans Chan)

Panel 1:
Dr. LO Wai Luk (Chair),Ms. Angelina Chen,Ms. Tammy Cheung, Ms. Lo Yan Wai Connie, Dr. Kenny Ng, Dr. Winnie Yee

Panel 2:
Dr. Choi Jung Bong (Chair), Dr. P. Kerim Friedman, Dr. Kim Jihoon, Dr. Ma Ran, Prof. Markus Nornes, Prof. Akiyama Tamako

30 May 2018

Screening of "Anthropocene" (directed by Mr. Steve Bradshaw)
A screening of the conference
"The Anthropocene and Beyond – Towards a Shared Narrativity in Interdisciplinary Research"
by Hong Kong Shue Yan University (sponsored by the Academy of Film, HKBU)

 
13 Apr 2018

"What is it like to work in Hollywood?": Making of Consensus Reality (Do It Yourself!)

Mr. Steve Peterson

(filmmaker)

23 Mar 2018

Docu-Drama and American Cold War Propaganda in the Philippines

Dr. José B. Capino

(Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

22 Jan 2018

Shaw Brothers in Singapore: Filmmaking at the End of Empire

Prof. Timothy P. Barnard

(Associate Professor in the Department of History at the National University of Singapore)

1 Dec 2017

Conversation with Michel Hazanavicius

Mr. Michel Hazanavicius

(OSCAR winning film director)

17 Nov 2017

Free Enterprise on Film:
Aims of Industry, Economic Propaganda & the Development of a Neoliberal Cinema

Dr. Scott Anthony

(Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

16 Jun 2017

Symposium:
Child and Nation in the Context of World Cinema

Prof. Karen A Joe Laidler (Chair),
Prof. Kara Chan, Prof. Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Prof. Gina Marchetti, Miss Wenna Zeng

26 May 2017 Gender, Body and Creativity:
Art and Filmmaking Workshop in Hong Kong and Africa
(a Faculty Forum jointly organized with CMCR, HKBU)

Mr. Kit Hung

(Senior Lecturer, Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University)

7 Apr 2017 Lifeworld Series & The Phenomenalist-Realist Film

Mr. Joni Gutierrez

(PhD (Film), Hong Kong Baptist University)

13 Mar 2017 The Independent Chinese Film Movement

Dr. Judith Pernin

(Associate Doctoral Graduate at the Centre for research on Contemporary China)

17 Oct 2016 Special Collections: Behind The Scenes

Mr. Warren Sherk

(Manager of the Special Collections at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Margaret Herrick Library in Beverly Hills, California, USA)