Welcome to H-Film, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-Film encourages scholarly discussion on cinema, film  and media studies as well as visual arts. We invite you to use H- film as a collaborative platform to create intra and para academic projects related to the cinema, media and film studies. Diverse bibliographical, research, and teaching aids are available.

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Recent Content

CFP: The Third International Conference on the Film Histories of Taiwan and Asia: The Exchange (of Personnel) between Taiwan and Hong Kong Cinemas

CFP: The Third International Conference on the Film Histories of Taiwan and Asia: The Exchange (of Personnel) between Taiwan and Hong Kong Cinemas 

Conference Time: October 6-8, 2017
Conference Venue: Taipei National University of the Arts, National Central University, Taiwan 
Keynote Speakers: Guo-Juin Hong (Duke University), James Wicks (Point Loma Nazarene University)

Hitchcock studies

H-Net readers with an interest in matters Hitchcock should regularly check out the News & Comment page of the Hitchcock Scholars ('MacGuffin') website for (a) its regular Hitchcock blog ("Editor's Week") that has lately featured UNDER CAPRICORN (1949), the SHORT NIGHT project, and much else; and (b) the News section (following the blog) which has just added a CFP for a new book on Hitchcock's espionage films plus information on a new DVD/Blu-ray of THE LODGER (1927) - a review is promised.

CfP for the Panel: Identity in the Visual, Florence, Italy, 22 - 23 June 2017

Call for Papers for the Panel:

Identity in the Visual


The panel is part of the 6th Euroacademia International Conference ‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities’

22 – 23 June 2017, Florence, Italy


Deadline: 10th of May 2017


Panel Organizer: Daniela Chalániová (Anglo-American University, Prague)


Panel Description:

Kino-Ivory (1-6 May 2017): Critics' choice in contemporary Russian film

The 19th annual Russian Film Symposium Kino-Ivory will be held on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh from Monday, 1 May through Saturday, 6 May 2017, with evening screenings at the Melwood Screening Room (Pittsburgh Filmmakers).  For many of the past 25 years, the Guild of Film Scholars and Film Critics of the Russian Union of Filmmakers has annually conferred the White Elephant award to the best film produced and released in Russia, as well as awards for directing, scriptwriting, musical score, and acting.