— On Wednesday, June 28th at 19:00 at the Centre Pompidou (Cinéma 2), the screening of Lewis Klahr’s film Sixty-Six (2002-2015), followed by a discussion with Emmanuelle André and Martine Beugnet (both Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7) and a Q&A with the public
— On Thursday, June 29th at 19:00 at the Centre Pompidou (Cinéma 1), the keynote lecture by Mark Hansen (Duke University) entitled “World, Earth, Flesh, Sense: From Intersubjectivity to Intrasensibility”; the lecture will be followed by the screening of a selection of works from the Centre Pompidou’s collection “Nouveaux Médias”; the screening will be introduced by Marcella Lista (Centre Pompidou, Collection “Nouveaux Médias”)
— On Friday, June 30th beginning at 16:00 in the Grand Amphithéâtre of the Sorbonne (the entrance is in 47, rue des Écoles, 75005 Paris) a series of four important events: from 16:00 to 17:30 the keynote lecture by Deborah Chambers (Newcastle University) entitled “Mediated and Simulated Intimacies: The Entrance of Algorithms, Robotics, and Smart Technologies into Personal Life”; from 17:30 to 19:00 a round table organized by the CNC (Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée) on the theme “From Cinema to Immersive Digital Experience: 70 Years of Innovation in French Public Policies” (participants: Charles Babinet, Cédric Klapisch, Pierre-Emmanuel Lecerf, Xavier Lardoux, Olivier Snanoudj); from 19:00 to 20:30, the NECS General Meeting (all NECS members are invited to participate); from 20:30 to 22:00 a cocktail open to all the conference participants [NB please remember that in order to access the Sorbonne you will need to present a valid ID and the “attestation” that will be given to you together with your badge and the conference program]
— On Saturday, July 1st at 19:30 at the Centre Pompidou (Cinéma 2), a lecture by the artist Elizabeth Price entitled “Here”, followed by a screening of a choice of her works; the screening will be introduced by Philippe-Alain Michaud and Jonathan Pouthier (Centre Pompidou, Collection “Film”)
— During the three days of the Conference (from Thursday, June 29th, to Saturday, July 1st), in the rooms D16, D17, and D19 of the building D of the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 (the main conference site), there will be a Publishers’ Forum, in which a number of French and International publishing houses will present their latest publications in the fields of film and media studies
— On Thursday, June 29th, between 17:30 and 18:30, the publisher Peter Lang will present a number of publications in the bookstore that is right in front of the entrance of the main conference site: the Librairie Palimpseste, located in 16,, Rue Santeuil, 75005 Paris. The two books that will be presented are the following: Maria do Carmo Piçarra and Teresa Castro, (Re)imagining African Independence: Film, Visual Arts, and the Fall of the Portuguese Empire; Sarah Neely, Between Categories, The Films of Margaret Tait: Portraits, Poetry, Sound, and Place. The links to these two publications are here below: