Public lecture and panel discussion at Filmbase: Film and Moving Image Studies

Film and Moving Image Studies: Re-Born Digital?
The Film Studies department at Dublin Business School in association with Boston College and Filmbase presents a public lecture and panel discussion on video-essay and digital media tools for film education. Dr. Catherine Grant (University of Sussex), a pioneer in field of Digital Film Education will present a paper on Film and Moving Image Studies: Re-Born Digital. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the emergence and growing importance of video-essays in education. The panel will include:

Dr Barnaby Taylor (Programme Leader BA (Hons) Film Studies, Dublin Business School)
Dr Matthew Causey (Director of the Arts Technology Research Lab, Trinity College Dublin)
Dr Kylie Jarrett, Lecturer in Multimedia (Centre for Media Studies, NUI Maynooth)
Steven Benedict, Broadcaster, Writer, Producer

The panel will be chaired by Conor Murphy, Filmbase

This is a free event and open to all with an interest in film education. For further information, or to reserve a place, email Dr Barnaby Taylor at

Date: Friday April 19th
Time: 4-6pm
Venue: Filmbase, Temple Bar

About Dr. Grant
Dr Catherine Grant is currently Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sussex. In 2008 she created Film Studies For Free a regularly updated web-archive of links to online, Open Access, film and moving image studies resources. Her research blog Filmanalytical can be found here; and >Audiovisualcy, the film studies video essay group forum that she curates is here.
In 2012, she commissioned and guest-edited a collection of more than forty contributions by international scholars on the topic Film and Moving Image Studies Re-Born Digital? for the inaugural issue of the open access Frames Cinema Journal. Her latest research publication–‘Déjà-Viewing? Videographic Experiments in Intertextual Film Studies’–appeared in the Winter 2013 issue of the UCLA’sMEDIASCAPE: Journal of Cinema and Media. Her video essay work has been shown at a number of film festivals including ‘Film Studies in Motion’ and the UK-wide ‘Scala Beyond’ Film Festival. Dr Grant is also the founding editor ofREFRAME, a new, open access, academic digital platform for the online practice and publication of internationally produced research and scholarship.


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