The Asian Conference on Film & Documentary 2012 (FilmAsia 2012)

Venue: The Ramada Osaka

Location: Osaka, Japan

Event Date/Time: Nov 02, 2012 End Date/Time: Nov 04, 2012
Registration Date: Nov 15, 2012
Early Registration Date: Aug 15, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 01, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Dec 01, 2012
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The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the Inaugural Annual Asian Conference on Film and Documentary 2012, to be held in Osaka, Japan, from 2-4 November 2012.
The FilmAsia event is a remarkable cross-cutural and interdisciplinary discussion, which encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging lively but respectful dialogue. This international conference will bring together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas.

FilmAsia 2012 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education. Academics working in Japan and Asia will be encouraged to forge working relationships with each other, as well as with colleagues from Europe and the US, facilitating partnerships across borders. We hope to see you (again) in Osaka in the fall.

Professor Gary E. Swanson
Mildred S. Hansen Endowed Chair in Journalism
The University of Northern Colorado, USA
Conference Chair

Professor Tamara Swenson
Osaka Women's University
Local Conference Chair

The Asian Conference on Film and Documentary encourages sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Film and Documentary, including:

Film Direction and Production
Film Criticism and Theory
Film and Literature: Artistic Correspondence
Film and Biography
Film History
Documentary History and Archive-Based Studies
Films and Digital Distribution (Use of the Internet and video sharing)
Anime and Digital Film Production
Films, Festivals, and Fans (Audience/Fan responses to film)
NOTE: Successful presentations in these streams may be scheduled alongside relevant papers submitted as a part of the FilmAsia sister conference, MediAsia.

We welcome submissions in the above streams, and propose the following three optional conference themes have been designed by the conference organizers to inspire research possibilities. The themes are designed to elicit a wide variety of interpretations as avenues of research.

1) Exchanges and Encounters
2) Journeys of Discovery
3) Elation and Despair

Deadline for submission of abstracts: August 1 2012

Results of abstract reviews returned to authors: Usually within two weeks of submission

Deadline for full conference registration payment for all presenters: October 15 2012

Full Conference Programme Published Online: October 25 2012

Deadline for full paper: December 1 2012

Conference Proceedings published: January 15 2013

FilmAsia Conference: November 2-4 2012


3-16-19 Toyosaki Kita-Ku, Osaka, 531-0072 JP