30 Years of Channel 4 - the Anniversary Conference, 31st October to 2nd November 2012

What: This 30th anniversary conference invites media historians, policy-makers and key personnel from the British film and television industries to celebrate Channel 4′s contribution to British film culture, and to debate the future role of public service broadcasters in the film industry.

Who: Special guest speakers will introduce a programme of film screenings

Where: London, BFI Southbank, NFT3

When: 31 October – 2 November 2012

Call for Papers Open Now

We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Channel 4′s 30-year contribution to British film culture.  Topics may include (though are not limited to):

Film on Four and Film 4 productions
Short films
Animation
Avant-garde and Independent Film
Film Co-ops and the Workshop Movement
Women and film on Channel 4
Black and Asian film
S4C film
Regional film

Film magazine programmes

Film buying, scheduling and film seasons

Film festivals
Film on Four sales, marketing and distribution
Film Four International
Film 4 and Europe/Co-productions
Film 4 subscription service
Film 4 freeview channel
Film policy at Channel 4
Channel 4′s fostering of new talent: writers, directors, producers.
Channel 4′s relationships with studios: independents and majors.

Deadline: 1 May 2012
Abstracts (max 300wds) to: