C PRACSIS International Conference on Cinema Cultures in South India 13 & 14 October, 2012 • Thrissur, Kerala, India
South-Indian cinema, from its inception, has exhibited unique yet subtle moves in technology, production, distribution, consumption, spectatorship, aesthetics, and representation. In a span of more than hundred years, South-Indian cinema has exceptionally formulated its own niche within the larger contours of World cinema and the Indian film industry and has evolved as a significant cultural expression which deserves meticulous critical attention. Any contemporary approach to South-Indian cinema includes the enormous systems of stardom, fan-dom, image-nation, spectacle-spectator, economy of film production, technology, cultural politics of film and viewership. C PRACSIS proposes to organise this year's international conference on South Indian cinema on 13 & 14 October, 2012 at the Centre for Media Studies, College Road, Thrissur, Kerala, India.