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Towards an alternative history of the video essay: Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne

by Volker Pantenburg This dossier on audiovisual essays focuses on a trajectory in the history of the video essay that tends to be ignored in current discussions of the format. According to a well-known genealogical account, the video essay was born from the encounter of platforms like YouTube, social media, cinephilia 2.0, inexpensive DIY editing […]

Strong positioning on the international festival circuit: An interview with Diana Iljine of Filmfest München

By setting a new attendance record, showing remarkable growth in the number of film professionals and media representatives, as well as a significant increase in media coverage, the 33rd Filmfest München (25 June – 4 July 2015)[1] confirmed its growing relevance as the second largest film festival in Germany. In addition, the introduction of two […]

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar supports open access

Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (IKKM), an institute of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Germany), has joined the growing list of partner institutions that support NECSUS and its efforts to continue providing gold-level open access to all of its content. NECSUS publishes research that matters and that improves the understanding of media and culture inside and outside […]

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz supports open access

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Germany) has joined the growing list of partner institutions that support NECSUS and its efforts to continue providing gold-level open access to all of its content. NECSUS publishes research that matters and that improves the understanding of media and culture inside and outside the academic community. The NECSUS crowdsourcing campaign continues with the […]