We are delighted to feature the three shortlisted entries from the BAFTSS Practice Research Awards (published February 2016). Reflecting the growing “performative” tendency of film and moving image research taking place in/through/around practice-based outputs, BAFTSS invited submissions in the following areas:
Audiovisual Practice-Research: e.g. Film/TV/video/screen-writing/moving image practice
Videographic film and moving image studies: e.g. online digital video essays / scholarly remixes
Research Applications and Infrastructure: e.g. film and television studies research-related mobile applications, online databases and archives.
The winning films were announced at the BAFTSS Annual Conference, 14 April 2016. The winner was Joanna Callaghan's Love in the Post: From Plato to Derrida, the runner up was Pratap Rughani's Justine and an honourable mention went to Philip Cowan's The Use of Color as a Function of the Cinematographer in The Sleeping-Mat Ballad.
Author: Joanna Callaghan
Format: Drama Documentary
A feature length interpretation of the ‘Envois’ section of Jacques Derrida’s book The Post Card including interviews with some of Derrida’s most esteemed readers, an unseen interview with Derrida and a fictional narrative....
Author: Pratap Rughani
A powerful film portrait of Justine, a young woman with severe neurological disorders, which develops new forms of filming and post-production based on a method of navigating the ‘art of not knowing’ with empathic looking and listening...
Author: Philip Cowan
An exploration the creative contribution of the cinematographer beyond the purely technical, challenging our understanding of authorship in film in relation to the filming of Judith Weir's Sleeping-Mat Ballad for Welsh National Opera...
The work was judged by a panel of peer experts using the criteria outlined in the research statement.
Dr Sarah Atkinson (King's College London)
Dr Sarah Barrow (University of Lincoln)
Dr Charlotte Crofts (University of the West of England)
Dr Catherine Grant (University of Sussex)
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