Film-Philosophy Conference 2024
Call for abstracts
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The next Film-Philosophy Conference will take place in Espinho, Portugal (1-3 July 2024).

This year’s event is being held in partnership with the FEST Film Festival and organised with colleagues from the University of British Columbia, the NOVA Institute of Philosophy (NOVA University Lisbon), and the University of Coimbra.


  • Catherine Constable (University of Warwick), ‘The Sublime and Contemporary Science Fiction Film’
  • João Mário Grilo (NOVA University Lisbon), ‘The description of film direction as a philosophical operation: the case of Mizoguchi’s gendai-geki’
  • Homay King (Bryn Mawr College), ‘Enigma, Opacity: Race, Psychoanalysis, and the Image according to Laplanche and Glissant’


We invite proposals for presentations on any subject related to film, media and philosophy. There is no overall theme for the conference. Proposals should be submitted to with the subject FP Conference 2024.

Scholars, both established and emerging, are invited to submit proposals for the conference. These will generally take the form of individual papers — but we are open to video essays and panel proposals (panels will consist of three speakers offering traditional, i.e. 20-minute, papers; or four people if speakers are willing to speak for only 15 minutes). We are also amenable to proposals for workshops and roundtables with multiple speakers if you wish to put one together. Please contact the conference director before submitting panel or workshop proposals. Abstract proposals should be 200-300 words and are to be submitted by 28 February 2024. All abstracts will be considered by at least two members of the conference committee and decisions will be announced in March 2024.

Please direct all enquiries regarding the conference to Will Brown at: placing FP Conference 2024 in the subject line.