Date: 4 December 2008 3:15:59 PM
Subject: [op] EXPANDING DOCUMENTARY CONFERENCE 2009 - UPDATE
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EXPANDING DOCUMENTARY CONFERENCE 2009 - UPDATE
Submissions are rolling in steadily for our February event, which
promises to be an exciting and eclectic mix of presentations – both
documentary works-in-progress and presentations on the documentary.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by a panel of assessors:
John Di Stefano (Massey University)
Dr Annie Goldson (University of Auckland)
Ella Henry (Te Ara Poutama, Auckland University of Technology)
Dr Geraldene Peters (Auckland University of Technology)
Ann Shelton (Massey University)
Additionally, Dr Misha Kavka (University of Auckland) once again has
been appointed as the Conference Respondent and will summarize themes
and directions of the event.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Exploring Documentary in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Sunday 22 February, 2009
The seventh biennial documentary conference will be held in Auckland,
at the Gus Fisher Gallery, 74 Shortland St, Auckland. The event is a
collaboration between Massey University [School of Fine Arts] and the
University of Auckland [Film Television & Media Studies and NICAI], in
association with the DocNZ Film Festival.
The conference format this year will be slightly different from
previous years. It will consist of a one-day event that will be part
of the DocNZ Summit (22-25 February). As in previous years, the
conference will interweave selected documentary presentations by
filmmakers, photographers and artists, along with academic papers.
In addition to the conference day, the DocNZ Summit will also feature
opportunities for presentations by documentary practitioners and
academics. The Summit will focus its presentations on more topical
issues. Please visit the DocNZ Summit website for more information.
Film/videomakers, photographers and artists are invited to show
documentary works still in production (rough-cuts, representative
takes, edited sequences, etc.) or, if completed, works that have not
yet shown widely. An open discussion session will follow
presentations. In addition to film and video works, we will also
feature documentary works in photography and related art-genres. We
welcome projects from every aspect of the documentary spectrum –
community, activist, indigenous, mainstream, oral history,
avant-garde, experimental, art-house, contemporary art, etc. – but
each will be chosen for their particular and unique quality. We are
looking for exciting, innovative works.
In addition to documentary works, we are also interested in selected
written presentations that continue debates and discussions around
documentary theory and practices. We are seeking papers from academics
and others writing on documentary from a variety of perspectives.
Papers may focus on documentary within film studies, history,
anthropology, cultural studies, art history, media studies, fine art
The final selection for all presentations will be determined through a
1. All proposals must be sent in electronic format ONLY (i.e. via
2. All proposals should be no longer than 250 words.
3. Include visual documentation if appropriate.
4. Include a CV for each applicant for each submission
5. Please send all proposals to BOTH email addresses:
a.goldson(a)auckland.ac.nz <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> and
6. Final date for all electronic submissions: DECEMBER 15 2008 (no
PLEASE CHECK FOR UPDATES:
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