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Videoessays and Academic Filmmaking: Practices, Pedagogies and Potentials

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Mathias Bonde Korsgaard - Organizer

Alan O'Leary - Organizer

Sidse Prehn Thomsen - Organizer

Series of events over three days (8-10 November) devoted to videoessays and filmmaking as a means of research, scholarship, communication and publication, with day 3 devoted to hands-on videoessay-making. Featuring internationally renowned practitioners and academic filmmakers and teachers from a range of career stages, these events will showcase videoessay and filmmaking activity and ask: What are the political, epistemological, and aesthetic advantages of filmmaking in the academic context, and what are its potentials? What place is there for experimental approaches to filmmaking in academic practice? What are the institutional opportunities for and impediments to the adoption and development of filmmaking in the academy? How can academics themselves learn and teach videoessay-making and filmmaking practice?
Organized by Alan O’Leary / Mathias Bonde Korsgaard / Sidse Prehn Thomsen, in association with the Filmmaking Research, Academic Film and Videographic Criticism research unit, Aarhus. Funded by the Cultural Transformations research programme, the Media, Communication and Society research programme, and the Department of Media and Journalism Studies, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University.
8 Nov 202210 Nov 2022


SeminarVideoessays and Academic Filmmaking: Practices, Pedagogies and Potentials
LocationAarhus University


  • academic filmmaking, videographic criticism, audiovisual scholarship


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