Visions of Identity:

Global Film & Media

The Fourth Annual London Film and Media Conference


26-28 June 2014



Institute of Education Conference Centre

University of London

20 Bedford Way


London WC1H 0AL

United Kingdom


Organised by

Academic Conferences London 


We are pleased to announce that FILM AND MEDIA 2014: The Fourth Annual London Film and Media Conference, organised by Academic Conferences London, will be held from 09.30h on Thursday 26 June 2014 to 16.30h on Saturday 28 June 2014 at the Institute of Education Conference Centre, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1, UK.


The Conference theme for 2014 is Visions of Identity: Global Film and Media. This major international conference will again seek to explore, celebrate and critique the screen-based traditions of film, TV and digital media in all their manifold dimensions. 


We are honoured and delighted that so many Speakers have again come forward from around the world for this year's conference, with 180 Papers from almost 40 countries listed elsewhere on this site, covering a very wide array indeed of conference themes.


This pioneering annual conference, now in its fourth edition, has proved to be of considerable interest and value to established scholars, early career Faculty, young researchers, and anyone with a commitment to learning about global film and media in a dynamic and friendly academic context. Please see the dozens of unsolicited appreciations quoted elsewhere on this site.


Keynotes, Papers and Panels


The event will feature distinguished Keynote Addresses by Prof. Lawrence Grossberg (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Prof. Mandy Merck (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Prof. Daya Thussu (University of Westminster, London).  


The event will open with a screening of The Stuart Hall Project, John Akomfrah's magnificent new film portrait of the late Professor Stuart Hall, Cultural Studes pioneer and key exponent expert of ideas around intercultural identity. The conference will also feature a Memorial Roundtable commemorating the life and work of the great Brazilian documentarist Eduardo Coutinho, who tragically lost his life as we were preparing the conference.


We invite proposals for Papers of 20 minutes’ duration, as well as proposals for complete Panels of three Papers. Papers are not required in advance. Final Papers, submitted after the event, are eligible for consideration for publication in our annual E-Book Reader. 


Please submit your Proposal (strictly 180-200 words) plus a very brief CV (not more than 100 words) for Peer Review only via the online form available at on this website. 

Deadline for Proposals: 31 March 2014

(but early application is strongly advised)


Please consult our Advisory Notes for Speakers and Panel Chairs, available for download elsewhere on this website. Please note that Speakers are required to complete early registration absolutely no later than 30 April 2014.



We are delighted to announce that our first five ebooks of Conference Proceedings are now available. 


Please see elsewhere on this site for your free download.


The five volumes comprise over 100 essays based on Papers from around the world presented at our 2011 and 2012 conferences:










(And please consider making a donation to support our hgih levels of voluntary labour!)