Susan Kouguell with Brazilian Presenters and Filmmakers in Amsterdam

A few words about…

The Film-Philosophy Conference 2013
Beyond Film
ASCA (Amsterdam) and EYE Film Institute Netherlands

A special thank you to Professor Philipp Schmerheim at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis for the invitation to attend the recent Beyond Film conference, (10 July – 12 July).  It was an inspiring event.

From the Film-Philosophy Web site:

Established in 2008 and taking place annually, the Film-Philosophy conference reflects the growing importance of film philosophy within the fields of both film studies and philosophy. It brings together scholars and filmmakers from all over the world to present their research on a broad range of topics within the subject area.

Among the presentations I attended that related directly to the International Women Film Directors course I teach at Tufts University, included the papers “Mutum, individuation and creation of affects” — (Mutum (2007) is a Brazilian feature film directed by Sandra Kogut) — the paper was presented by Davina Marques, (abstract written by Davina Marques and Antonio Carlos R. Amorim); “Synaesthetic Networks in Claire Denis’s Beau Travail and L’Intrus” presented by Sabine Doran; and “Violence as Philosophy in the Films of Claire Denis and Gaspar Noé” presented by Kristin Hrehor.

And, among the presentations I attended that related directly to my work as a thesis advisor in the Communications Media Studies program and screenwriting lecturer in the Drama and Dance department at Tufts University, was a lecture by Juliana Soares Bom Tempo:  “Effect of truth: the potency of the fake and the performance in video documentary.”  Clips of their 2012 film, Effects of Truth by Juliana Soares Bom Tempo and Christiano Barbosa, were screened.

To read more about the Conference and Abstracts from the international presenters click on: