The BAFTSS Practice Research SIG, in association with the UWE Moving Image Research Group, presents the second in a series of seminars exploring how academic filmmakers situate their practice as research.
In this seminar, two documentary filmmakers discuss various aspects of their documentary process and methodologies:
Fleur de Sel – Keith Marley
An observational documentary that aims to capture a sense of place through film technique. It shows rather than tells. A cinema that is slow.
Performative Feedback Filmmaking – Michael Holly
An ongoing work in progress, developed over a 3-year period, creating a set of ethnographic-style video installations in collaborations with a sports and cultural community in rural Ireland.
How to access the event
Once you register you will be sent a link to watch the films and the accompanying 300-word research statements which you are asked to watch and read prior to the seminar.
At the event extracts of the work will be screened with a brief presentation, followed by a discussion of each work, and then a Q&A addressed to the filmmakers at the end. Together the filmmakers and the audience will aim to probe the Significance, Rigour and Originality and contribution to new knowledge of the presented works – in what is hoped will be an informal, friendly and constructive environment – with a view to supporting the contributors in honing the way in which they articulate their practice as research for REF2021 and beyond.
BAFTSS Practice Research SIG Seminar Series
We had planned a one-day symposium last June which had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, and this has now evolved into a series of online events celebrating filmmaking in the academy. These events are intended to create a safe space for dialogue between the filmmakers and the wider (academic) community to explore how their practice can be articulated as research (“new knowledge effectively shared”) in the context of funding and research assessment criteria.
Other Events in this Series
Family and Autoethnography – Wed, 25 Nov