Besides the Screen: Geographies, Spaces, and Places Outside the Screen
University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC)
June 10-12, 2021
As a conclusion to the (slightly delayed) Besides the Screen 10th Anniversary programme of events, the 2021 conference builds upon the network’s previous work examining the continuing transformations of audiovisual practice, to investigate the reconfigurations of screen industries, cultures, spaces and places through examining sites of production, infrastructures of circulation, film festivals, film tourism, and city branding. In short, the way place/space intersects with the multiple sites of production, circulation, promotion and consumption surrounding screen (incl. Film/TV, games, interactive arts) industries and cultures. The conference will explore the more established scholarship related to these topics (film festivals, city branding, transnational co-production, film/TV tourism) as well as expanding the conversation to represent the newly established or emerging topics (e-sports, virtual concerts).
The conference will be a hybrid (physical/virtual) event hosted by the School of International Communications at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (CN), in partnership with King’s College, London (UK) and Queen’s University (CA).
The conference is generously sponsored by the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) Conference Hosting Support Scheme.
Thursday 10th June 2021
Presentations will be held in the Sir David & Lady Susan Greenaway Building, room no. 121 (also called IAMET), UNNC campus.
|Welcome to BtS 2021 Ningbo||Corey Schultz|
|09:30 – 10:30||N1 – Place, Storytelling & Communication|
|Stephen Andriano-Moore and Nancy Liu||Ningbo, China: City Branding and Promotional Videos|
|Xin Pei||Reshaping Co-existence of Tradition and Modernity: Polymedia in Gender Identity Negotiation of Dagongmei|
|Andrew Wortham||Parodying Rhetorics of Online Dating Apps and Pragmatics of HIV Testing for MSMs in Yunnan|
|Garrabost Jayalakshmi and Dr. Adam Brillhart||Changing Chinese Rural Habitats: A Filmic exploration|
|11:00 – 12:30||N2 – Place, Tourism, & Industry|
|Zhen Troy Chen and Melissa Shani Brown||Virtual heterotopias: Creating and contesting identities through the remediation of content tourism on the mobile screens of Bilibili [online]|
|Jinuo Diao||The Filming Locations Tourism: Filming Base Tourism in China [online]|
|Yu Ming||Changing Ecosystem of Documentary Industry|
|14:00 – 15:30||N3 – Place & Film Festivals|
|Rui Yao and Qingqing Huang||Between Mainstream and Independence: A Case Study on The One (Shan Yi) International Women’s Film Festival|
|Panjia Zhou||Chinese Film Festivals and the Circuit of Film Festivals In China: The case of the Ningbo Short Film Festivals|
|Gus Sifang An||Places and Themes that Create Discursive Spaces of Chinese-ness: The Politics of Sites of Production and Film Themes in Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) BRI Film Week|
|16:00 – 17:30||N4 – Screening: Ningbo Short Film Festival||Kent Cai||Current Situation and Vision of Chinese Short Films and Short Film Festivals |
+ screening of Untouchable (Pi Chengdong, 2020)