Green Cinema. Relations between Film and Ecology
The 2022 International Bremen Film Conference will explore relations between nature and film. The focus will be on recent and historical perspectives that examine film and cinema through an ecological lens. A Green Cinema can be found in utopias and dystopias from a diverse range of genres. Green Cinema also engages with the ecological footprint of film production and issues of sustainability in cinema culture and the film industry. Furthermore, it has been the subject of both historical and contemporary film theories. Engaging with Green Cinema allows to experience nature and the environment, reveals past and present perspectives on nature, and enables a new, ecological orientation of film culture reconceived as natureculture. The conference invites international researchers, filmmakers and audiences to explore the myriad facets of Green Cinema together. We welcome abstracts for papers that address these topics (or go beyond them) and that demonstrate an interest in film theory, film practice and interdisciplinary dialogue.
he conference will include lectures, discussions and film screenings. It will take place at CITY 46 / Kommunalkino Bremen from 18 to 21 May 2022, and is jointly organised by CITY 46, the University of Bremen and FU Berlin. The plan is to hold the conference as a physical event, but there will also be the option to attend virtually.