Film & Screen Media's Third International Alphaville Conference

12 May 2017

Thursday 18 May and Friday 19 May, the O'Rahilly Building, UCC

#Cinema is Dead
New Ways of Showing, Watching and Telling.
The Third International Alphaville Conference.
Is cinema dying, is it dead, or is it just different?
It appears we have been listening to a century-long death knell and have been encountering the end of cinema as we’ve all known it for decades. A more astute question might be, “what even is cinema anymore?” Critics are filling up the internet-scape and academic journals, lambasting (or defending) the constant modification of a form of visual media which arguably looks entirely unrecognisable today in comparison to its original debut in the late 1800s. The tools are changing, the speed is changing, the media is changing, everyone can do it, anyone can watch it, and even the message is changing with a changing society. Bearing this in mind, is cinema truly dead or, perhaps, “more alive than ever, more multi-faceted, more abundant, more omnipresent than it has ever been” (Dubois, 2010). We are excited to host the 3rd Alphaville Conference in May 2017, exploring these essential questions about the fundamental nature and current state of this billion-dollar industry.
Keynote Speakers:
Professor Rod Stoneman,  Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Dr. Virginia Crisp,  Lecturer in Cultural and Creative Industries at King’s College London.
Registration: there is no need to pre-book. Registration will take place on THURS 18TH MAY: 8.30AM – 9.30AM  ROOM: SOCIAL AREA, GROUND FLOOR (BLOCK A), O’RAHILLY BUILDING (ORB)
For the full programme, please visit the website at

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O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork. Ireland