Channel 4 & British Film Culture Conference – 1 May 2012

The University of Portsmouth’s School of Creative Arts, Film and Media, in partnership with the British Universities Film and Video Council, and with the support of the Arts and Humanities Research Council presents:


What: This 30th anniversary conference invites media historians, policy-makers and key personnel from the British film and television industries to celebrate Channel 4?s contribution to British film culture, and to debate the future role of public service broadcasters in the film industry. This event is run as part of the four year project ‘Channel 4 and British Film Culture’ (

Who: Special guest speakers will introduce a programme of film screenings
Where: London, BFI Southbank, NFT3
When: 1-3 November 2012
Call for Papers  OPEN NOW

We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Channel 4’s 30-year contribution to British film culture.  Topics may include (though are not limited to):

Film on Four and Film 4 productions
Short films

Avant-garde and Independent Film
Film Co-ops and the Workshop Movement
Women and film on Channel 4
Black and Asian film
S4C film
Regional film

Film magazine programmes
Film buying, scheduling and film seasons
Film festivals

Film on Four sales, marketing and distribution
Film Four International
Film 4 and Europe/Co-productions
Film 4 subscription service
Film 4 freeview channel

Film policy at Channel 4
Channel 4’s fostering of new talent: writers, directors, producers.
Channel 4’s relationships with studios: independents and majors.

Deadline: 1 May 2012
Abstracts (max 300wds) to:

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