University of Bremen Conferences in May

In May, the University of Bremen will host the 27th International Bremen Film Conference. The focus is on the cinema of Latin America. The lectures, forums, and films will explore the film-aesthetic diversity and significance of Latin American films for the exploration of the region’s own history.

To this day, Latin American cinema remains at the crossroads of foreign filmmaking and its own developments: Influenced by Europe and by Hollywood, it has always gone its own way. Terms such as Tropicalism, Cinema Novo, Third Cinema, or Magical Realism have made these developments visible and have long determined the reception of Latin American cinema. To this day, Latin American film remains the medium of confrontation with the region’s own social reality, with colonial heritage, as well as post-colonial experience and ethnic diversity. Consequently, the sometimes traumatic history of the American double continent, which includes the military dictatorships of the 20th century, is also the subject of Latin American filmmaking.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the coup d'état in Chile, the International Bremen Film Conference will also look at the cinematic examination of recent history and the references to the historical development of the Global South and its cinema.
The film symposium invites visitors to discover Latin America, its history, and present in the form of its cinema, and to explore the audiovisuality of memory in lectures and film screenings.

The 27th International Bremen Film Conference, titled "Audiovisual Memory. Latin America and the Cinema" will take place from May 10 to 13.

Organizers: This is a cooperation between City 46 / Kommunalkino Bremen e.V., the Film Studies working group within Faculty 9: Cultural Studies, and ZeMKI. nordmedia – Film- und Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/ Bremen mbH and the German Research Foundation (DFG) are funding the conference.

Location: City 46 / Kommunalkino Bremen e.V., Birkenstr. 1, 28195 Bremen

Further Information:

The forums: (in German only)

The lectures; (in German only)

The film program: (in German only)


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The film symposium invites visitors to discover Latin America.