Panel: National Cinema in the Netflix Era

Find a recording of the event here: RSVP and View on Facebook Live Staged as part of the San Francisco BERLIN AND BEYOND free virtual film festival, this special panel marks the release of The German Cinema Book (2nd Edition), published by the British Film Institute in April 2020. The panel will feature brief statements by three of the book’s editors, highlighting transnational connections, acts of diversity, counter-cinema and feminist interventions, … Read more

Reading Group: Anna Seghers – Transit

The GSSN is launching a new online autumn season with an event staged in association with the Goethe-Institut London and Birkbeck Institute of the Moving Image (BIMI). This reading group discussion of the novel Transit by Anna Seghers was originally scheduled as a prelude to a screening of Escape to Marseille by Ingemo Engström and Gerhard Theuring during the Essay Film Festival in April 2020. Following the spring 2020 COVID-19 lockdown the screening was … Read more

Coffee with Kafka: Film Discussion of Haneke’s The Castle

Coffee with Kafka: Film Discussion of Haneke’s The Castle As part of the ‘Sense of German‘ Culture Week run by the Department of German at the University of Aberdeen, you are warmly invited to take part in a ‘Kaffee mit Kafka’ (Coffee with Kafka) discussion event on Michael Haneke’s film adaptation of Kafka’s Das Schloss (The Castle). Watch Haneke’s film adaptation of Franz Kafka’s enigmatic novel Das Schloss (The Castle) here (German audio only). If you’re a beginner of … Read more

Cancelled: Installation Spaces and Virtual Screen Cultures

Please note that the BAFTSS 2020 Conference is now cancelled. The encounter between machine intelligence and human desire in Brenda Lien’s Call of… mixed-footage video installations (2016-18) Dr Annie Ring presents this paper as part of the panel entitled Installation Spaces and Virtual Screen Cultures. The development of artificial intelligence has enabled unprecedented growth in surveillance in the past 30 years. Data are gathered in vast quantities by smart technologies that reside … Read more

Cancelled: Circulating cinema: distributed mobilities in the Anglo-German archive

Please note that the BAFTSS 2020 Conference is now cancelled As part of this year’s BAFTSS Conference, our panel contributes perspectives from Circulating Cinema (CIRCE), to debates on the retrieval and remediation of transnational media histories. CIRCE members have explored archival holdings whose transnational movements are arrested by their ‘stranding’ in national archives, but that may be reanimated by their reframing within historical cartographies mapping transnational epistolary, migratory, (co)-production and distribution … Read more

Cancelled: Letters, lives and archives: an epistolary approach to women’s film history

Please note that the BAFTSS 2020 Conference is now cancelled Panel: Letters, lives and archives: an epistolary approach to women’s film history Letters and personal correspondence held in public and private collections offer a rich primary resource for film scholars, especially for research on figures who have been sidelined or marginalised in traditional historiography. Showcasing new work on three such individuals – Jill Craigie, Lotte Eisner, Lotte Reiniger – this panel … Read more

POSTPONED: Jew Süss and Jud Süss: Sunday Screening and Panel Discussion

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW POSTPONED We hope to be able to reschedule in due course The GSSN is pleased to announce this forthcoming event, organised by the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image and The Wiener Holocaust Library, in association with the Insiders/Outsiders Festival and the GSSN. This event brings together two rarely screened films for an afternoon of viewings … Read more

GSSN Virtual Cinema

Virtual Cinema In times of Covid-19, we miss the cinema as physical space. But the cinema as shared social resource is open online. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite sites for you to stay in touch with as we ride out this crisis. Please donate generously to independent venues and online sites so we can keep live cinema alive. And follow us on social media as … Read more

Erica Carter in conversation with Ulrike Ottinger

Posted by Ecarter on Jan. 26, 2020 | 0 Comments Director Ulrike Ottinger in conversation with Professor Erica Carter at Ciné Lumière, Institut français du Royaume Uni. Following the screening of Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia in partnership with the Goethe-Institut London. As part of the Delphine Seyrig: Actress, Director and Activist film season.

Women shaping the world: Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia

Women Shaping the World: Delphine Seyrig’s film, Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia Women Shaping the World continues with this screening of Delphine Seyrig’s film, Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia, at Ciné Lumière. This screening took place on 26 January and was followed by a discussion between Ulrike Ottinger and Professor Erica Carter (King’s College London). If you were unable to attend this event, you can watch the Q&A here, courtesy of the Institut français.