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Film-Philosophy Conference 2024

Between July 1 and 3, the Film-Philosophy Conference 2024 will take place in Espinho. The conference is organised by colleagues from the University of British Columbia, the NOVA Institute of Philosophy (NOVA University Lisbon), and the University of Coimbra, in partnership with the FEST Film Festival.

The conference will feature two pre-constitued panels organised by members of the project:

1 July (5:30–7:00 pm): Film and Death #1

Chair: David Martin-Jones

Patrícia Castello Branco: “Film, Death, and Indigenous Ontology: The Shaman and Film as Bridges Between Life and Death”
Lucas Ferraço Nassif: “Transformative Acts: Film-Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Schizoanalysis”
Marco Grosoli: “’A Shadow Like Me’. Destructive Plasticity in Victor Erice’s Cerrar los ojos

2 July (2:00–3:30 pm): Film and Death #2

Chair: Matilda Mroz

Vasco Baptista Marques: “An unlikely comment on Simmel and Jankélévitch’s debate on death and immortality: Albert Serra’s La Mort de Louis XIV

Christine Reeh-Peters: “Towards an Ethics of Film Specters”

Pedro Inock: “The Right to Film Death: through the lens of Eric Steele’s The Bridge (2006)”

The conference will also be attended by the following members of CineLab — IFILNOVA:

Keynote Speaker | Susana Viegas: “Film and Death: A Film-Philosophical Analysis of Cléo from 5 to 7” (2 July, 11:30 am–12:45 pm)

Cátia Rodrigues, “Cinema as a gesture of showing — from Wittgenstein to Agamben” (1 July, 5:30–7:00 pm)

Paolo Stellino, “Rashomon and F for Fake: Two Nietzschean Films?” (2 July, 9:30–11:00 am)

Laura Correia Minervini, “Fantasma D’Amore (Dino Risi, 1981) read by Jean Epstein: the aquatic gesture as a filmic contribution to the philosophy of death” (2 July, 5:30–7:00 pm)

Diogo Nóbrega, “On a contretemps. Flora Tristan according to Claudia Von Alemann” (3 July, 1:45–3:15 pm)

Event supported by the Foundation for Science and Technology (Fundação para a Ciência e para a Tecnologia) of the Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science within the scope of the research projects UIDB/00183/2020 and “FILM AND DEATH – Film-Philosophy as a Meditation on Death” (101088956).