You love the British Silent Film Festival. I love the British Silent Film Festival. We all love the British Silent Film Festival. So I am delighted to share the good news that the British Silent Film Festival is back, back, back for 2019. The 20th British Silent Film Festival will run 12-15 September 2019 at the fantastic Phoenix in Leicester – so save the date, Silent Londoners. Will there be special events to mark that big round 20 number? I don’t know, but I hope so. The 2017 event was absolutely brilliant, so I have great expectations for this year.
There is more good news though. The British Silent Film Festival Symposium is also back this year, and will take place as usual at the Strand campus of King’s College London on 11 and 12 April. Fingers crossed there will be screenings as well as papers, as is now customary.
Registration for the symposium is not quite open yet, but this is the perfect time to submit a paper. Suggestions for accompanying screenings will all be welcomed and considered, and please note that the rubric is broader than you may have expected, covering “any aspect of film making and film going in Britain or across the British empire before 1930”.
Do get thinking, and share this call for papers with anyone you think might have a great presentation to offer the Symposium. Here are the details that you need:
BSFFS invites proposals for presentations on any aspect of film making and film going in Britain or across the British empire before 1930. Please submit abstracts under 300 words before 28th February 2019 to Lawrence.1.Napper@kcl.ac.uk
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