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 23 March

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

Humanizing the Drone

Ada Ackerman (Centre national de la recherche scientifique – CNRS)

“The Unmanned” by Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni. On the Political Genealogy of Computing Systems

Alice Leroy (Université Paris Est Marne-la-Vallée)

On the Idea of “Machine Vision”

Antonio Somaini (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3)

The Untimeliness of Media

Wolfgang Ernst (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Visceral Operations / Assemblage

Christina Lammer (Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien)

The Application of Animation and Automation in the Simulation of Life in a Biomedical Research Laboratory

David Steinman, Dolores Steinman (University of Toronto)

Men of the Space Age Meet Men of the Stone Age: Mnemotechnologies and Temporal Disorientation in Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau’s Le Ciel et la boue (1961)

Sophie Hopmeier (University of Saint Andrews)

Coming up

Presentation of the Spring School Sections

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

Crimea and the Far East. Filming the Soviet Promised Land for Jewish People

Evgenia Volosova (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)

Untranslating il nuovo cinema americano

Faye Corthésy (Université de Lausanne)

The Screen and the Enchantment: Maria Klonaris and Katerina Thomadaki’s Expanded Cinema

Giulia Simi (Independent Researcher)

Second Time Around, Which Is in Fact the First. Practice of Displacement and Radical Mediation in Dora Garcia’s Segunda Vez

Annalisa Pellino (IULM, Milano)

Polo Santa Chiara, via Santa Chiara 1, Classroom 4

Elusive Porn and Networked Exchanges

Susanna Paasonen (University of Turku)

New Standards of Respectability in Contemporary Pornography: Pornhub’s Corporate Communication

Silvia Rodeschini (Università degli Studi di Firenze)

Sexy Data

Patrick Keilty (University of Toronto)

Porn Comics: Fantasy and a Total Exposure

Hagai Dagan (Sapir College)

Deepfake Porn: Pornography and Visual Effects

Éric Falardeau (Université du Québec à Montréal – UQAM)

Polo Santa Chiara, via Santa Chiara 1, Classroom 5

Transition States

Ulrik Ekman (Københavns Universitet)

Iteration vs Itineration: Theory and the GNU Debugger

David Gauthier (Universiteit van Amsterdam)

Reiterations of “NOW” Sensor-Media and the Genealogy of “The Contemporary Condition”

Sebastian Scholz (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

18.30 Mediateca “Ugo Casiraghi”, Piazza Vittoria 41, Gorizia

Limina Awards for Italian and International film studies books with the support of Azienda Vinicola Livio Felluga

Food and refreshments will be served after the Awards ceremony

21.00 Kinemax Gorizia, Piazza Vittoria 41, Gorizia


(Poppy Sanchez [Sex School], 2018, DCP, 38’)


(Laura Rämö, Luna Kuu, Martin Jäger [Erika Lust Film], 2018, DCP, 18’)

Snapshot (excerpt)

(Shine Louise Huston [Pink&White Productions], 2017, DCP, 9’)


(Four Chambers, 2016, DCP, 8’)

Presented by Chiara Pellegrini (Fish&Chips Artistic Director)

Coming up

Fuck the Fascism in Rome

(Maria Basura, 2017, DCP, 5’)


(Ben Berlin, 2018, DCP, 5’)

Female Touch

(Morgana Mayer, 2018, DCP, 80’)

Presented by Lucio Massa (Hacker Porn Artistic Director)