This page contains information on the following special events in addition to the main conference:

  • Italian-German Evening at the Filmmuseum Potsdam: Screening and Reception
  • NECS Party
  • Tour of the Media City Babelsberg (including Filmstudios)
  • Tour of the Filmmuseum Potsdam


Italian-German Evening at the Filmmuseum Potsdam: Screening and Reception

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

July 27 | 7 p.m. | Filmmuseum Potsdam

The Filmmuseum Potsdam in cooperation with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Berlino, are proud to open this year’s NECS conference with a reception and film screening. You will be welcomed with complimentary drinks, and the film screening is free of charge.

Please note that the seating capacity of the cinema is limited to 144, and that the film programme will be shown in German without subtitles. If you have already registered and plan not to attend after all for this reason, we would very much appreciate it if you send us a message!

SCAMPOLO (film in German, without subtitles!)


dir: Alfred Weidenmann, with: Romy Schneider, Paul Hubschmid, Georg Thomalla, BRD 1958, 89‘


The fun-loving, 17-year-old Scampolo lives on a house boat in Ischia. She makes a living showing tourists her little town. On one tour, she meets architect Costa. He is notoriously broke and in his attempt to win a regional architectural competition, plenty of things go awry. When Scampolo falls in love with Costa, she decides to help him with his project.


With young Romy Schneider and the gorgeous island setting, director Alfred Weidemann’s romantic comedy catered to German cinematic audiences’ cultural fascination with Italy in the 1950s.

Cinema, Rights: Filmmuseum Potsdam

NECS Anniversary Party

Saturday, July 30, 2016

July 30 | 8 p.m. | Cafeteria of the University of Potsdam, Campus Griebnitzsee
All participants of the conference are cordially invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies.

We will welcome you with a complimentary drink, accompanied by soul jazz in the style of the 1960s, performed live by the local band “Soul Dressing”: Richard Steinert (sax), Richard Oeckel (hammond), Oliver Fröhlich (guitar), Marcus Lewyn (bass) and Matti Thölert (drums) will make this the grooviest NECS party ever!

Finger food will be available at your own expense.Rights: Soul Dressing

Tour of the Media City Babelsberg

Want to take a walk through the world’s oldest film studio and experience film history in the making? NECS, in cooperation with Filmstudios Babelsberg, offers a 3-hour tour through the magnificent villa settlement Neubabelsberg and Babelsberg Media City. You can get information on times and meeting point of the guided tour at the NECS registration desk. Tour at own expense, price per participant: 10€.

Tour of the Filmmuseum Potsdam
Journey into the colourful past of Babelsberg and film history from around the world at the Filmmuseum Potsdam. The Marstall (the royal stables of the Prussian kings), built in 1685 as an orangery, was given its current look in the 18th century by Sanssouci’s architect Knobelsdorff. Since 1981, the film museum and a café reside in the beautiful baroque building.The museum, formerly the “Film Museum of the GDR”, was put under the administration of the Federal State of Brandenburg after 1990 and today offers a great collection for film enthusiasts as well as special exhibitions and several screenings per day. Information on guided tours is available at the NECS registration desk. Tour at own expense, price per participant for the permanent exhibition: 6€ / for the permanent exhibition and special exhibition: 8€.