Monday, 26 November 2007

ATRiuM Public Lecture on Small-Nation Filmmaking by Professor Mette Hjort 5.30pm Weds 28th November 2007



The Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations Announces the next upcoming Cardiff Academic ATRiuM Event . . .

The Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries has moved from the University's Treforest campus to our new ATRiuM home in Cardiff city centre.

With ‘state of the art’ facilities this will offer exciting opportunities for joint work with new partners.

Public Lecture on Small-Nation Filmmaking by Professor Mette Hjort, 5.30pm Weds 28th November 2007

Distinguished academic Professor Mette Hjort will be speaking at ATRiuM on Wednesday 28th November. In her only public appearance in Wales, Professor Hjort will deliver a lecture on The ‘Advance Party’ Initiative: Scottish/Danish Solutions to the Problems of Small-Nation Filmmaking.

‘Advance Party’ is a Scottish Dogme project which sets out to do for Scotland what director Lars von Trier’s Dogme 95 had done for Denmark. Professor Hjort will examine how this unique model of transnational filmmaking helps to provide solutions to the problems of small-nation filmmaking.

Distinguished academic Professor Mette Hjort will be speaking at ATRiuM at 5.30pm Weds 28th November. In her only public talk in Wales, Professor Hjort will deliver a lecture on The 'Advance Party' Initiative: Scottish/Danish Solutions to the Problems of Small-Nation Filmmaking.



'Advance Party' is a Scottish Dogme project which sets out to do for Scotland what director Lars von Trier's Dogme 95 had done for Denmark. Professor Hjort will examine how this unique model of transnational filmmaking helps to provide solutions to the problems of small-nation filmmaking.

Professor Hjort is the Leverhulme Visiting Professor of Film Studies at St Andrews in Scotland and Professor of Visual Studies at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. She has published Small Nations, Global Cinema, and co-edited volumes including The Cinema of Small Nations, Cinema and Nation, The Postnational Self and Purity and Provocation: Dogme 95.

About one of the newest books by Professor Mette, The Cinema of Small Nations:

Synopsis: Within cinema studies there has emerged a significant body of scholarship on the idea of 'National Cinema' but there has been a tendency to focus on the major national cinemas.

Less developed within this field is the analysis of what we might term minor or small national cinemas, despite the increasing significance of these small entities with the international domain of moving image production, distribution and consumption.

"The Cinema of Small Nations" is the first major analysis of small national cinemas, comprising twelve case studies of small national - and sub national - cinemas from around the world, including Ireland, Denmark, Iceland, Scotland, Bulgaria, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and New Zealand.

Written by an array of distinguished and emerging scholars, each of the case studies provides a detailed analysis of the particular cinema in question, with an emphasis on the last decade, considering both institutional and textual issues relevant to the national dimension of each cinema.

While each chapter contains an in-depth analysis of the particular cinema in question, the book as a whole provides the basis for a broader and more properly comparative understanding of small or minor national cinemas, particularly with regard to structural constraints and possibilities, the impact of globalization and internationalisation, and the role played by economic and cultural factors in small-nation contexts.



This book includes the first major study of a range of small national cinemas. It provides detailed and informative studies of particular small national cinemas from around the globe.

It features an implicit comparative element that reveals major similarities and differences across the case studies.

It also features a strong line up of international contributors including a number of major internationally recognised experts in the field.

It is written in an accessible style to appeal to students, academics and the general reader alike.

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Mark Leslie Woods said...

Darlith Gyhoeddus: Gwneud Ffilmiau mewn Cenhedloedd Bach gan yr Athro Mette Hjort
Event Date November 28, 2007 5:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Location – Lleoliad – ATRiuM, Stryd Adam, Caerdydd
Darlith Gyhoeddus: Gwneud Ffilmiau mewn Cenhedloedd Bach gan yr Athro Mette Hjort
Dyddiad: Tachwedd 28, 2007 5:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Lleoliad – ATRiuM, Stryd Adam, Caerdydd
Bydd yr academydd adnabyddus Mette Hjort yn siarad yn ATRiuM ar ddydd Mercher yr 28ain o Dachwedd. Yn ystod ei hunig ymddangosiad cyhoeddus yng Nghymru bydd yr Athro Hjort yn traddodi darlith ar y testun The ‘Advance Party’ Initiative: Scottish/Danish Solutions to the Problems of Small-Nation Filmmaking.
Project Scottish Dogme yw’r ‘Advance Party’ sy’n bwriadu cyflawni yr un peth yn yr Alban ag y cyflawnodd y cyfarwyddwr Lars von Trier yn y project Dogme 95 yn Nenmarc. Bydd yr Athro Hjort yn arolygu’r modd y cynorthwyodd y model rhyngwladol unigryw hwn y gwaith o ddatrys problemau yn ymwneud â gwneud ffilmiau mewn cenhedlodd bach.
Mae Mette Hjort yn Olygydd, ynghyd â Peter Schepelern, o Gyfres Ffilmiau Clasurol Nordig newydd a fydd yn rhoi lle amlwg i lyfrau gan Maaret Koskinen (ar ‘The Silence’ – Bergman), Bjorn Nordfjord (ar ‘Noi the Albino’), Andrew Nestingen (ar ‘The Man Without a Past’), a Trevor Ponech (ar ‘Kitchen Stories’), ynghyd â nifer eraill.
Cyhoeddodd ‘Small Nation’, ‘Global Cinema’, ‘The Strategy of Letters’, a ‘Center Stage’ gan Stanley Kwan a golygodd neu gydolygu ‘The Cinema of Small Nations’, ‘The Postnational Self’, ‘Cinema and Nation’, ‘Emotion and the Arts’, ‘Rules and Conventions’, a ‘Purity and Provocation: Dogme 95’.
Yr Athro Hjort yw Athro Gwadd Leverhulme – Astudiaethau Ffilm yn St Andrews yn yr Alban ac mae’n Athro Astudiaethau Gweledol ym Mhrifysgol Lingnan yn Hong Kong.
Am ragor o wybodaeth cysylltwch â Jackie Aplin ( jsaplin@glam.ac.uk ) os gwelwch yn dda.

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