The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the Inaugural Annual Asian Conference on Film and Documentary 2012, to be held in Osaka, Japan, from 2-4 November 2012.
The FilmAsia event is a remarkable cross-cutural and interdisciplinary discussion, which encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging lively but respectful dialogue. This international conference will bring together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas.
FilmAsia 2012 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education. Academics working in Japan and Asia will be encouraged to forge working relationships with each other, as well as with colleagues from Europe and the US, facilitating partnerships across borders. We hope to see you (again) in Osaka in the fall.
FilmAsia2012 will be held alongside the Third Annual Asian Conference on Media & Mass Communication, or MediAsia 2012. Registrants to either event will have the option of attending parallel sessions in the other for no extra charge.
The Asian Conference on Film and Documentary encourages sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Film and Documentary, including:
- Film Direction and Production
- Film Criticism and Theory
- Film and Literature: Artistic Correspondence
- Film and Biography
- Film History
- Documentary History and Archive-Based Studies
- Films and Digital Distribution (Use of the Internet and video sharing)
- Anime and Digital Film Production
- Films, Festivals, and Fans (Audience/Fan responses to film)
NOTE: Successful presentations in these streams may be scheduled alongside relevant papers submitted as a part of the FilmAsia sister conference, MediAsia.
We welcome submissions in the above streams, and propose the following three optional conference themes have been designed by the conference organizers to inspire research possibilities. The themes are designed to elicit a wide variety of interpretations as avenues of research.
Exchanges and Encounters
Journeys of Discovery
Elation and Despair
Authors of accepted abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the internationally reviewed IAFOR Journal of Education.
Professor Gary E. Swanson, Mildred S. Hansen Endowed Chair in Journalism, The University of Northern Colorado, USA - Conference Chair
Professor Tamara Swenson, Osaka Women's University - Local Conference Chair