8th British Silent Cinema Festival

7-10 April 2005

Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham

The AHRB Centre for British Film & Television Studies in association with British Silent Cinema Festival organised by Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham and the British Film Institute

Unique opportunity for research students to benefit from exclusive seminars with leading European film scholars.

A special programme of seminars and meetings with festival visitors will take place throughout the festival, also open to accredited students who are not bursary holders. This will offer a unique opportunity to engage with new research methods and themes, and with a range of UK and international experts, in relation to the main theme of this year's festival, 'Channel Crossings' - Anglo-European film relations before 1930.

Among the confirmed guest contributors to this second year of special Sacile-style seminars for students will be:

Martin Loiperdinger (Trier University), editor of the journal KINTOP and leading German early film historian
Jean-Jacques Meusy (CNRS, Paris), leading French cinema historian and author of definitive study of early French cinemas
Eric de Kuyper, former archivist at the Nederlands Film Museum, scholar, filmmaker and novelist, and author of a ground-breaking study of the male body in American cinema after the Code
Neil Brand, composer, accompanist and playwright
Luke McKernan and Simon Brown, research fellows on the London Project of the AHRB Centre for British Film and Television Studies

The bursaries will cover accommodation and subsistence costs for the four days of the festival. Bursary holders will be expected to complete a writing assignment based on their experience at the festival, for presentation at next year's event.

Applications are invited from UK-based postgraduate students working in this field, giving details of current enrolment in a higher education institution, an academic CV and a brief statement of reasons for wishing to apply for a bursary. The application should include an indication of approval from the applicant's supervisor. If funds permit, MA students specialising in early British cinema and intending PhD students may be considered.


Application details:

Applications to and further details from:

Ann Jones
AHRB Centre for British Film and Television Studies
Birkbeck, University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

to arrive no later than 21 March 2005


Further information about the 7th British Silent Cinema Festival is available from:

Laraine Porter
14-18 Broad Street
Nottingham NG1 3AL



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