ISSN: 2241-6692

Park (Sofia Exarchou, 2016)

Issue 5, December 2018

edited by Maria Chalkou, Tonia Kazakopoulou


ABOUT

Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies is a bilingual (English and Greek), peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal edited primarily by independent scholars and published by ‘Eurasia Publications’, Athens. More

GUEST EDITING

Filmicon warmly welcomes proposals for guest-edited Special Issues on relevant topics provided that they follow the peer review policy of the journal. To submit proposals for guest-edited Special Issues, please check here.

OPEN CALL FOR PAPERS

Filmicon invites a variety of original contributions in either English or Greek (or in both languages): articles, book reviews, film reviews, translations, bibliographies, filmographies, interviews, conference and film festival reports that have not previously appeared in any other published form (print or online). Please note that manuscripts that are under review at any other journal or collective volume cannot be considered. Manuscripts can be submitted at any time. For Special Issues, however, specific deadlines will be announced that will run alongside Filmicon’s open call. To submit a manuscript for consideration, please check here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The special issue of Filmicon “Strategies of the Documentary” seeks to address the diverse aesthetic, historical, medial, and theoretical connections between moving images and all possible aspects of the ‘documentary.’ In light of the many facets of this key term, the issue does not confine itself to practices or traditions of documentary cinema in Greece. It rather explores the multiple cinematic acts and modes of registering, representing, evidencing, authenticating, certifying, and instructing. It discusses the indexical nature of photography and the digital image, the factual as well as fictional functions of audio-visual recording, the archival status of documentary film in Greece, its ideologies, deceptions, and omissions, the filmic depiction of documentation processes, the documents presented on-screen or lost in the Mediterranean Sea. This thematic focus responds to three interrelated circumstances: ... More

CALL FOR BLOG POSTS
27 Sep 2018

Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies is now accepting new blog posts. We welcome original pieces, interviews, articles, film reviews, book reviews, etc about Greek film, television and audiovisual culture. The blog posts range between 1500-3000 words and can be written either in English or Greek (or both language).

For our submission guidelines please click here.

Please send your blog post to Mikela Fotiou at mikela.fotiou@gmail.com or at filmiconjounal@gmail.com.

NEWS

deadline for submissions:
October 1, 2019
full name / name of organization:
Dr. Sotiris Petridis and Dr. Penny Bouska, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
contact email:
sotospetridis@yahoo.gr

Call for Chapter Proposals – ReFocus: The Films of Antoinetta Angelidi

Edited by Sotiris Petridis and Penny Bouska

Antoinetta Angelidi is a Greek film director and visual artist. Her work is unique and has had a significant impact on experimental cinema. She has directed four full-length fiction films – Idées Fixes / Dies Irae (1977), Topos (1985), The Hours: A Square Film (1995) and Thief or Reality (2001) – which have been screened at international film festivals and contemporary art museums, while she has also shot several short films and created visual installations. She is a member of the European Film Academy (E.F.A.) and a founding member of the Hellenic Film Academy (H.F.A.), of which she was the vice-president from 2009 to 2011. The inversion and juxtaposition of codes, as well as the dream-mechanism and the uncanny, constitute her main creative strategies. The complexity of cinematic heterogeneity and the narrative multiplicity of different filmic elements characterize her work. [...]

Digital technologies are rapidly transforming the modes of production, distribution and consumption of screen media worldwide. This special issue will focus on the impact of such developments on Greek screen industries, especially cinema, television and video-on-demand. We are seeking abstracts for articles that will examine any aspect of these screen industries, from a national, transnational and/or diasporic perspective. We welcome innovative methodologies, and explorations of distinctive industrial practices that situate local practices in a global context. [...]

Luisa Rivi (2007) argued that in the last decades cinema turned into a privileged space for the examination of European identities. The shift to the ‘economy of signs’ (Lash and Urry 1993) reconfigured the ties of culture with economy. In the EU context, culture became a policy-oriented field (Shore 2006) supporting the processes of Europeanisation. At the same time, new borders transformed the European landscape and (re)drew the attention to south East Europe. The notion of ‘neighbourhood’ (Appadurai 1996) became significant both in the reconsideration of space in a more socially and culturally sensitive way and in the process of Europeanisation. In this framework, although co-productions were often defined as economic ventures, nowadays, they are considered a much more complex space of interwoven economic, cultural and political relations. This space often draws from past affinities, cross-border geographies, media policies, economic exigencies, political agendas as well as creative visions. [...]

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