IRCHSS New Ideas
Congratulations to the staff in the School who were awarded with IRCHSS New Ideas Grants recently: Dr. Patrick Crowley, Professor Patrick O'Donovan and Dr. Laura Rascaroli.
IRCHSS New Ideas:
Grant 1: Michelangelo Antonioni Centenary Workshop
The cinema of Michelangelo Antonioni (1912–2007) embodies, more than that of any other director, the substance of European art cinema. His intensely stylised, stylish, demanding and gratifying films continue to spark controversy and debate—and inspire intense allegiance. On the centenary of his birth, this workshop aims to reassess his remarkable contribution and continued centrality to world cinema, place his work in an expanded theoretical field, and develop scholarly debate within an interdisciplinary framework.
“Michelangelo Antonioni Centenary Workshop”, Tuesday 24 January 2012, UCC, http://www.ucc.ie/en/filmstudies/research/conferences/antonioni/
Grant 2: New Cinemas, Changing Audiences
The European film industry is currently undergoing profound transformations, due to a range of phenomena of an economic, political and cultural nature—including the crisis of the national film industries; the internationalisation of markets; the return of the practice of multinational coproduction; the impact of EU and Council of Europe programmes for production and distribution; the digital revolution; the migration of film from traditional theatres to new environments and screens. This project brings together a group of scholars and practitioners to investigate questions relating to streaming, interactivity, new production, distribution and exhibition practices and new audiences, through a pilot workshop that will be held at University College Cork on Saturday 10 March 2012.