Cine-Excess film conference ready for submissions


The Cine-Excess International Film Conference and Festival is returning to Birmingham City University this November, and is inviting proposals for papers on a variety of film, media and television subjects. The festival is also running a short film competition to fit under the theme of 'wrong place, wrong time, wrong crowd.'

Over the last 11 years, Cine-Excess has brought together leading scholars and critics with global cult filmmakers for an event comprising a themed academic conference with plenary talks, filmmaker interviews and UK theatrical premieres of up-and-coming film releases. Cine-Excess XI is hosted by Birmingham School of Media and will feature a three-day academic conference, alongside filmmaking guests, industry panels and a season of related UK premieres.

The conference Fear and the Unfamiliar: Wrong Time, Wrong Place, Wrong Crowd considers the ways in which cult media exploits the boundaries of self and other to address horror and unease across a range of key genres. 

Cine-Excess - call for papers 

Cine-Excess is inviting papers that look at this premise. If you are interested in submitting, proposals must comprise of a 300-word abstract and one-page CV and be sent to The deadline for submissions is Friday 8 September. Delegate fees are £130 (standard) and £60 (concessions) for three days, or £50 (standard) and £25 (concessions) per day. To find a full list of contributions that would be welcomed, as well as more information on the conference and Cine-Excess itself, please click the button below. 

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48 hour short film competition

The film festival's 48 hour short film competition will see you receive a brief on Friday 3 November, providing you with two days to write, shoot and edit your film for our deadline of Monday 6 November. If you are interested in submitting a short film, your production must be three-to-five minutes long. You must register your interest by 11am on Friday 3 November at the latest. For a list of rules and guidelines, please click the button below. 

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