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Trailblazing Women On and Off Screen Symposium 2017

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Trailblazing Women On and Off Screen

A One Day Symposium Blending Theory and Practice

Department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts (CPDA), University of Greenwich

Thursday 29th June 2017



The Creative Professions and Digital Arts Department at the University of Greenwich, in collaboration with the Women’s Film and Television History Network UK/Ireland, are proud to host a one-day symposium blending theory and practice to explore the themes of trailblazing women on and off screen, past and present. We aim to bring together academics and practitioners, those in-between or on the periphery, to discuss and be proactive about the lack of women in the film and television industry. We want to inform, inspire and encourage women of all ages and from all backgrounds.

A unique blend of screenings, keynote talks and panels (including BFI, Raising Films, Calling the Shots, Women’s Film and Television History Network and Women Over 50 Film Festival) that will focus on inspiring women working within the academy and the film and television industry, and discuss the challenges and opportunities they encounter. The lack of women across a range of roles has been a hot topic in recent years and this symposium will continue that conversation, aiming to encourage present and future film and TV makers, with industry experts and academics discussing the latest research in this area. There will also be a special screening of the award-winning documentary Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model (London Feminist Film Festival Audience Award) followed by a discussion with the film's director Rebecca Brand.



Confirmed Keynote Speakers and Contributors

Lizzie Francke, Senior Production and Development Executive at the BFI’s Film Fund

Dr Melanie Bell, Associate Professor in Film and Media, University of Leeds, Principal Researcher of the study of the history of women who worked in the British film and television industries, exploring the contribution women made between 1933 and 1989.

Dr Shelley Cobb, Associate Professor of English and Film at the University of Southampton and PI for the AHRC funded project Calling the Shots: Women and Film Culture in the UK, researching women’s involvement in the UK film industry since 2000.

Ellen Thomas, Actress (Teachers, EastEnders Doctor Who, Humans, Mount Pleasant)

Rebecca Brand, Director Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model

Nuala O’Sullivan, Founder and Festival Director of WOFFF – Women’s Over Fifty Film Festival

Jessica Levick, Independent Film Producer and Spokesperson for Raising Films

Jennifer G. Robinson, Founder I Director, Women Of The Lens Film Digital Broadcast Festival

Ulrike Kubatta, Documentary Director and Academic

Adeola Solanke, Writer, Creative Director of Spora Stories, Lecturer, University of Greenwich

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Lucy Brown, Principal Lecturer, Head of Film and TV Production, University of Greenwich

Dr Lee-Jane Bennion-Nixon, Senior Lecturer Digital Film & TV Production, University of Greenwich


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If you have any queries, please direct an email to trailblazingwomen@greenwich.ac.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Drinks and light refreshments will be provided on the day. Full schedule to be announced shortly.

FYI: The information supplied will be retained on a database and will be used for the purpose of event administration, and to compile a conference programme/delegate list (hard copy and electronic) where necessary. Your personal details will not be published.


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