FILM AND MEDIA 2014: Some Appreciations


Many Thanks to All Our Conference Participants!


We would like to offer our most sincere thanks to the nearly 190 colleagues, from some 40 countries, who made such valuable contributions to FILM AND MEDIA 2014 as Speakers, Chairs, Delegates, and Organisers.


Your great academic and personal skills were fundamental to the success of the event. We look forward to seeing you again next year!


A selection of your unsolicited appreciations appears below - we are very grateful for the support which they express.


Phillip Drummond


Academic Conferences London

Thank you for organising such a great conference. I got so much out of all the panels I attended, as well as out of presenting and chairing. It was also fantastic to have been able to meet the people that I met. The Keynote Speakers were also great and Daya Thussu really put everything into perspective. Listening to him talk helped me to understand how my work fits into the bigger picture ... Anna and Sadie were also excellent Conference Assistants - very helful, approachable, and knooledgeable.

Stefanie Allum (Northumbria University, UK)


The conference was varied and enriching. We followed major presentations and they were as varied as they were refreshing.  We look forward to future events.  We thank and appreciate the Conference Team for their reception and accessibility throughout the conference. 

Prof. Muhammed Omowunmi Bhadmus and Maikudi Abubakar Zukogi (Bayero University, Nigeria)


It was a wonderful experience … Congratulations on managing such a huge task with excellence … Hope to have an exciting and expanding experience next year.

Ahmad Bilal (Nottingham Trent University, UK)


I wish to extend my gratitude again for a second time to the FILM AND MEDIA 2014 team for organising the conference. As always the confluence of ideas and research work from around the world and the access to these at the conference allows research scholars like myself to identify new avenues of thought and deed. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the event and was especially intrigued with the deliberations on Nollywood which was part of one particular panel. The Keynote Addresses added value to my knowledge and I look forward to sharing some ideas with my students . 

Prof. Gauri Durga Chakraborty (Amity School Of Communication, India)


It was a great experience attending the conference and listening to the engaging papers. We felt so at home and it was very well organised. Thanks a lot. 

Aarttee Kaul (Rajasthan University, India)


I want to thank you again for a such wonderful conference, the warm atmosphere and the perfect organisation! I hope that I have opportunity to participate next year. 

Marina Loginova (VGIK, All-Russian State University of Cinematography, Russia) 


I just loved the conference. 

Dr. Luiza Lusvarghi (University of São Paulo, Brazil)


I cannot thank you enough for all the work that you put into FILM AND MEDIA 2014. It was just as brilliant as last year's conference! It is amazing that you manage to bring people from all over the world together under one roof and succeed in making everyone feel welcome and appreciated, and I truly mean it when I say that I have never been to such a stimulating academic event. As with last year, I learned so much and met such interesting people. I simply did not want the conference to end.

In particular, the Keynote Speakers were hugely inspiring and your assistants were incredibly adorable. Plus, on a very personal note, I would like you to know that my time at the conference has really helped me to make some decisions about what I want to say and pursue in my doctoral thesis. I believe that Stuart Hall [the subject of the opening film screening] would have marvelled at the collaboration that took place between Thursday and Saturday, and what is lovely is that the collaboration did not end on Saturday afternoon. As happened this time last year, I am now emailing and facebooking some especially nice people that I met.

Pippa Maslin (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)


I would like to express my thanks to you. It was my first conference abroad and I enjoyed it enormously. The panels, discussions and lectures were very interesting and inspiring. You did a great Job!

Sandra Mooser (University of Bern, Switzerland)


Conference wonderful. Nice job. Engaging informative panels. Learned a lot. Made acquaintances whom I hope to cross paths with again.

Prof. Doug Muzzio (Baruch College, CUNY, USA)


The conference was most rewarding and I hope to be there again. My warmest regards to all members of your team for their nice work. Thank you so much.  I am most grateful.

Dr. Abiodun Olayiwola (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria)


Congratulations on the Film and Media Conference 2014. It was a thought-provoking, impeccably organized event.
Dr. Gerardo Rodríguez-Salas (University of Granada, Spain)


Thank you very much for a wonderful conference in your great city.  I learned a lot.

Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri (Temple University, USA)


Once again I congratulate you for the brilliant work done in this Conference. This is the story of a successful initiative in which I am proud to have participated since 2011. Bringing together nearly 190 Speakers and Delegates from different parts of the world confirmed the relevance of the guiding purpose of the event. Your organisation and the people you work with once again demonstrated proficiency, responsibility and courtesy … And wholehearted thanks for the tribute paid to my compatriot, the singular filmmaker Eduardo Coutinho …

Dr. José Maurício Saldanha Alvarez (Fluminense Federal University, Brazil)


Thank you very much for your hospitality, warmth and kind consideration of my husband's requirements. We'll meet again next year.

Dr. Preeti Sharma (Banasthali University, India)


Thank you so much for all your care last week and for the very good organisation. It was a great time! Everything was absolutely amazing and interesting. 

Anna Tarragó (Ramon Llull University, Spain)


Thank you very much indeed for a great professional event … I very much enjoyed being a part of it.

Natalya Vodopyanova (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA)


I wanted to write to thank you for the chance to participate in Film and Media 2014.  I had a great time at the conference, learned so much, and met wonderful people. 

Dr. Kathryn Wardell (University of Alabama, USA)


Yesterday I arrived safely back in Munich exhausted and happy, having had the good luck to participate in such a wonderful conference. I congratulate you and all your assistants on the event. Apart from the high academic quality - the conference themes were various ranging from D.W. Griffith and Chaplin to topical questions concerning very important media processes and changes - and also the splendid keynotes, you created an absolutely pleasant atmosphere without the usual arrogance and airy manner you often find among academics.

Sven Weidner (Philipps University Marburg, Germany)


Many thanks for the warm welcome you showed us during the conference. It was really great.

Dr. Sabrina Zerar (Mouloud Mammeri University of Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria


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