Film I (Permanent Section)

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MMLA 2016 conference "Border States"
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Echoing the conference theme, "Border States," and inspired by the 2016 return of the Super 8 film, we invite submission that discuss the films produced in the margins of national film industries (Hollywood and major production companies, government funded blockbusters, etc). Topics may include but are not limited to: the power of the margin in amateur film, avant-garde film, independent film and/or experimental film; formal or format borders and connectors (inter-disciplinary moving image explorations, "Expanded Cinema"); the "road movie" and/or filmic depictions of movement and migrations.

Please send a 250-word abstract including your name, institutional affiliation, and email address to Carla Manzoni ( and Submissions due April 5, 2016.