2nd Alternative Film/Video Research Forum (Belgrade, December 2013)

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After the success of the 1st Alternative Film/Video Research Forum in 2012, which featured such notable participants as Dirk de Bruyn, Ivan Ladislav Galeta, and others, we are now organizing the second edition of the forum at Alternative Film/Video Belgrade 2013. This one-day event (12 December) running concurrently with the festival will gather a group of researchers and writers who are concerned with alternative works of film, video, and new media for an intimate forum where papers will be delivered and discussions held.

The theme for the 2nd Alternative Film/Video Research Forum is fragmentation. How has an aesthetic of fragmentation marked the alternative moving image throughout history? How does one engage with the fragmented and marginalized status of independent and non-commercial moving image culture? What are the alternative notions of fragmentation that are relevant to thinking and understanding the avant-garde moving image? Currently we are accepting abstracts of 300 words on the theme of fragmentation along with short biographies of 150 words for consideration. We are particularly interested in those who would like to contribute to an edited collection on this subject, which we are currently developing with past forum participants. Accommodation will be provided for selected research forum attendees. Please forward inquiries and submissions to Greg de Cuir, Jr, Selector/Programmer for Alternative Film/Video Belgrade, no later than 15 August 2013 at gdecuir@yahoo.com.

Alternative Film/Video Belgrade (Serbia) is the premier international festival in the Balkans for new film and video tendencies and one of the oldest festivals of its kind in Europe. It was founded in 1982 as an antidote to commercial film and video-making and to support radical practices in celebrating the moving image. Alternative Film/Video Belgrade is organized by and hosted at Academic Film Center, which was established in 1958 as a ciné-club and where many legendary filmmakers worked, including Živojin Pavlović, Tomislav Gotovac, Kokan Rakonjac, and others. Visit the website at www.alternativefilmvideo.org/.