Fibreculture Journal

It’s a while since the excellent Fibreculture Journal had a new issue, but their archive is worth visiting if you’re interested in digital media, networks, interaction design, etc.

How to write a film review: a masterclass

Tony McKiver shows us how to write a film review at The Quietus. It’s a salutary lesson: even if all you’ve been assigned is a Blu-Ray release of a forgettable film from 25 years ago, you can still spin something good from it. Read it here.

Transatlantic Connections: Call For Papers

The second Transatlantic Connections conference will take place in January 2015 in Bundoran, Co. Donegal. Run by Drew University, it focuses on American-Irish connections in a range of disciplines, including film studies. Appropriately for Bundoran, there is also a section on Surf Culture, where Irish Screen Studies veteran Stephen Boyd of IADT will be presenting. […]

Exhibition of Irish Silent Films (1910-1915)

If you haven’t had the chance yet, drop in to the Douglas Hyde Gallery at the Nassau Street entrance to Trinity College Dublin to see Irish Silent Films (1910-1915). Nine hard-to-find films are screening in an ongoing loop all day every day until 1 October. Free entry, open to the public. More information here: […]

Teaching materials online

Teaching film studies next year and trying to get materials together for first- and second-year courses? Here are some handy clips with commentaries on basic film terms and concepts, from Yale University: