Film Forum

March 21st - 26th 2019

Conference Spring School

XXVI International Film Studies Conference

Cfp: Moving Pictures, Living Machines
Automation, Animation and the Imitation of Life in Cinema and Media
Gorizia, March 21th - 23rd 2019

XVII MAGIS International Film Studies Spring School

Gorizia, March 23rd - 26th 2019
See the call for papers for our five sections: Cinema and Contemporary Arts, Media Archaeology, Porn Studies, Post Cinema, Film and Media Heritage

10 Internationally Renowned Keynote Speakers and Artists

11 Screenings and Special Events

18 Partner Universities from Europe and North America

Keynote speakers

Here are the main speakers of Conference and Spring School

Program of 24 March

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9.00 – 13.30 Sala della Torre, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio Gorizia, via Carducci 2

The Propaganda of the Marshall Plan: American Soft Power's Greatest Success?

David W. Ellwood (Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies)

Visible Evidences and Sneaky Sponsors: American Sponsored Films in Italy During the Reconstruction

Paola Bonifazio (University of Texas, Austin)

The Aesthetics of the Global Value Chain

Vinzenz Hediger (Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main)

Circulation of Industrial Images in Post WWII Czechoslovakia

Lucie Česálková (National Film Archive, Prague)

Industrial “Psycho-chromatics”: Functional Colors, Efficiency and Well-being During the Italian Boom

Federico Pierotti (Università degli Studi di Firenze)

Materiality of the Margins: Faces and Bodies of the INA-Casa Plan

Lorenzo Marmo (Università degli Studi Roma Tre)

14.00 - 15.00 Mediateca “Ugo Casiraghi”, Piazza Vittoria 41, Gorizia

In the Cave

Directed by Ivan Gergolet, produced by David Cej, Antonio Giacomin, Igor Prinčič, Transmedia production, 2018, VR installation

15.00 – 18.00 Polo Santa Chiara, via Santa Chiara 1, Classroom 6

Finding an Audience. Funding, Production Methods and Exploitation of Experimental Audiovisual on Migration

Maria Francesca Piredda (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)

Migrant Notes. On the Resistance of Image(s) and Civil Encounters

Alice Cati, Valentina Bonizzi (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)

Mapping Displacement: Paulo Nazareth's Work on the Migratory Routes

Federica Stevanin (Università degli Studi di Padova)

Carne y Arena: Discussing Hybridity in a Documentary Experience of Border Crossing

Ludovica Fales (University of West London)

Polo Santa Chiara, via Santa Chiara 1, Classroom 4

Porn Goes to Festivals

Mariella Popolla (Università degli Studi di Genova)

The Techniques of Sex: Valentina Nappi’s Narratives of Pornography

Giuseppe Previtali (Università degli Studi di Bergamo)

More than 31: Experiences of Watching Porn in Turkey

İhsan Can Asman (University of Turku)

“Punk, Porn, and Politics”: A Critical Consideration of Feminist Porn Productions

James F. Anderson (University of Sunderland)

Polo Santa Chiara, via Santa Chiara 1, Classroom 5

Historiography and Time in the Study of Media Temporalities: Between Materiality and Representation

Katarina Andjelkovic (Independent Researcher)

Technologies, corps et Anthropocène : en pensant la crise de l'humain

Adriano Messias (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

The Discrete Cosine Transform: Mapping the Deep Time of Compression

Marek Jancovic (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

Slowing Down Nuclear Explosions: Rescaled/Reformatted Temporalities

Antoine Prévost-Balga (Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main/Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3)

15.00 – 18.30 Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio Gorizia, via Carducci 2

Townscape, Nationscape, Mediascape. Postwar Italian Reconstruction and Utility Film

Francesco Pitassio (Università degli Studi di Udine)

Photographic Image of INA-Casa

Angelo Desole (Università degli Studi di Udine)

Visions of a (Changing) Country. Landscape, Tradition and Modernization in the Montecatini Industrial Films

Paolo Villa (Università degli Studi di Udine)

Travelling Across Italy. Industrial Reconstruction Through the Lens of Italian Railway Co. and Breda Documentary Films (1948-1953)

Giovanni Grasso (Università degli Studi di Udine)

Raiding Africa. Fiat’s Sponsored Films and the Mapping Impulse of Industrial Cinema

Simone Dotto (Università degli Studi di Udine)

18.30 - 20.00 Kinemax Gorizia, Piazza Vittoria 41, Gorizia

Pleasure Rocks Pornopoetica & La Nut production In collaboration with studiofaganel \ art gallery+frame lab

Presentation of the project and book launch

21.00 Screenings Kinemax Gorizia, Piazza Vittoria 41, Gorizia

Le vie del metano

(1952, DCP, sub eng, 11’)

Prisoners of the Subsoil

(Prigionieri del sottosuolo, 1956, DCP, 15’)

Italian Story

(Una storia italiana, 1961, DCP, 28’)

Accident Prevention at Work

(Difendiamo il lavoro, 1961, DCP, 14’)

Coming up

Der unsterbliche Lump

(Gustav Ucicky, coll. Joe May, 1929-1930, 35mm, 67’)

Presented by Geoff Brown (Film and Music Historian, London), Hans-Michael Bock (CineGraph, Hamburg)