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announcement issue 04

31/12/2012 17:24 by Helen Staufer

manycinemas 04 will be published in May 2013 with LOVE in NON-ROMANTIC Movies as topic!

Issue 3

31/12/2012 17:22 by Helen Staufer

Issue 3 is out know!

Third issue...

12/07/2012 18:09 by Michael Christopher

Well, we are preparing the third issue of manycinemas. We hope we will publish it end of July. “Dread, Ghost, Specter, and Possession” will include articles about Triomph, Aftershock, Nigerian and Ghanaian movies, Hauntology and films from Asia.

Extendend Deadline for CfP LOVE

02/03/2012 07:44 by Michael Christopher

Extended deadline

We have extended our deadline for our fourth issue of manycinemas (topic LOVE in non-romantic films). Please send us your proposal until 15/03/2012.

We are especially looking for articles on

  • African Cinema
  • Asian Cinema: Japan, Korea, Thailand, etc.
  • and our rubric Beyond the screen seeks for an interesting article which is loosely connected to film like theater, music, dance, performance, visual culture, comic, graphic novels...

Please send your proposal to manycinemas
Helen Staufer and Michael Christopher

editors@manycinemas.org

Proposal deadline: 15. March 2012
Article deadline: 1. September 2012
Release date: Autumn 2012

Full cfp: here

New CfP: Love

18/01/2012 18:11 by Michael Christopher

manycinemas is looking for LOVE! For our fourth issue (autumn 2012), we invite academic and critical articles on the subject “Love” in films from Africa, Asia, or Latin America. But, it is important: these films should be not romantic movies or melodramas.


Love [noun]

1.a strong feeling of affection
2.a great interest and pleasure in something
3.a person or thing that one loves

We know so many films, which show two lovers and the way how they find each other or, in the worst case, how they depart because of some melodramatic incidents (Romeo-and-Juliette-effect). For sure, there is some kind of entertainment in these stories, but this is not that kind of love we are looking for. Isn't there anything beyond these simple plots?

We ask for articles, which explore the spheres of love in African, Asian, or Latin American movies. Possible topics are:

Love as a subplot in films
Love and passion for something: collecting, nation, sports, fandom
Unfulfilled love
Lovesickness
Incapacity for love

We are also looking for our rubric “Beyond the Screen” for an essay on this topic, which is loosely connected to film like theater, music, dance, performance, visual culture, comic, graphic novels...

Please send us your proposal (300-500 words) with the titles of films you will include and a brief CV until 1th March 2012. Do not hesitate to mail us, if you have some questions.

The later articles should have a length of 3000 to 5000 words.

For styleguide: look here http://www.manycinemas.org/styleguide.html

Proposal deadline: 1. March 2012
Article deadline: 1. September 2012
Release date: Autumn 2012

Please send your proposal to

Helen Staufer and Michael Christopher

editors@manycinemas.org

manycinemas 02

12/12/2011 16:35 by Michael Christopher

We are pleased to present the second edition of manycinemas (topic: traveling).

Thank you.

Your editors.

Helen & Michael

Locarno International Film Festival

17/08/2011 07:22 by Michael Christopher

Locarno International Film Festival

The Awards of 2011

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Golden Leopard: Puertas y Abrir Ventanas (Back to Stay) by Milagros Mumenthaler, Argentina / Switzerland

Golden Leopard Special Jury: Shinji Aoyama, for the film Koen Tokyo and his outstanding career

Special Jury Prize: Hashoter (Policeman) by Nadav Lapid, Israel

Leopard for best director: Adrian Sitaru (Din Cele Mai Cu Dragoste Bune Intent), Romania / Hungary

Leopard for Best Actress: María Channel (Puertas y Abrir Ventanas)

Leopard for Best Actor: Bogdan Dumitrache (Din Cele Mai Cu Dragoste Bune Intent)
  
Special Mention: Un Amour de Jeunesse by Mia Hansen-Love, France / Germany

manycinemas.de

18/07/2011 07:58 by Michael Christopher

We apologize for the problems with the availability of our Internet address "www.manycinemas.de". At the moment we are only accessible at www.manycinemas.org.

As soon as we have fixed the problem, we will notify you.

New CFP: Third Issue

18/07/2011 07:45 by Michael Christopher

Dread, Ghost, Specter, and Possession

In our third issue of manycinemas we are turning our attention to the unexplainable and the supernatural. We are looking for academic essays on films in which we get in touch with “Dread, Ghost, Specter, and Possession.” We are interested in cinematic aesthetics of films which show these phenomena out of the view of different cultural backgrounds. Like in the other issues these should be films from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.


Dread – cinema is a modern tale. The monsters of childhood/past come alive and haunt the protagonists on the screen, (substitutional for the viewer?). How do they meet their fears? How does the film show the fear? And, is there any escape?


Ghost – what kind of ghosts are manifested in non-western cinema? How do they haunt, or do they do such things at all?

 

Specter - dreams, visions, how does film show these things, from where do they come from, and what kind of meaning they have?


Possession – how is a character going to be possessed by something/someone. And how is the behavior of the possessed?


There are many movies all over the world which show one of these phenomena. We are looking for essays which analyzes films on one, two, or more of the issue's topics. We are interested in:


  • the cultural anchors and meaning of supernatural phenomena

  • appearance of ghosts, specters, etc. 

  • the role of ghosts/ specters in movies (good or evil)

  • dread and religion

  • raising the dead

  • juju films, yokai movies, etc.

  • and much more


We are also looking for our rubric Beyond the Screen for an essay on this topic which is loosely connected to film like theater, music, dance, performance, visual culture, comic...

Please send us your proposal (300-500 words) with the titles of films you will include and a brief CV until 15th August 2011. Do not hesitate to mail us, if you have some questions.

The later articles should have a length of 3000 to 5000 words. For styleguide: look here http://www.manycinemas.org/styleguide.html

Please send your proposal to

Helen Staufer and Michael Christopher

manycinemas@anpa.de or editors@manycinemas.org

 

This Weekend

08/07/2011 12:30 by Michael Christopher

We are planning a move to another server. This may mean that we couldn't be reached for a short time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Next

21/06/2011 23:17 by Helen Staufer

Our next Issue will be released in autumn 2011. We have collected interesting articles from all over the world on the topic TRAVELLING!