Freedom Film Network’s inaugural Film & Society conference will take place on 7 – 8 September around the theme, “Content Creation, Choice and Control in the Digital Age”.
Academics, film practitioners, artists and policy makers from around Southeast Asia and beyond will convene to share their expertise and experience on film classification, the protection of children in digital media and auteurship on difficult topics in film.
Together, we want to reimagine film regulation in the digital age. How do we navigate and balance the protection of children with the freedom of choice for adults when it comes to content? And how do we ensure the creativity of filmmakers remains protected? Are OTT platforms the answer? Join us as we discuss these issues and more.
In the digital era, we all want a viral hit. But what happens when your content goes viral for the wrong reasons? Today, it’s not just the Censorship Board who can ban a movie. Online outrage has the power to bring negative consequences to content creators and filmmakers. At Freedom Film Network’s inaugural censorship conference Content Creation, Control and Choice in the Digital Age we want to bring together experts and filmmakers from around the world to learn how we can navigate new forms of censorship. Join us to learn about how other countries have transitioned from censorship to classification while prioritising child protection; and, how filmmakers in the region and beyond organise in solidarity when content comes under the censor’s lens. Together we want to look at how censorship affects:
If you are a filmmaker, content creator, academic, researcher, arts or cultural worker in Southeast Asia we want to learn from your perspective about and experience with censorship.
We are looking for presentations, showcases, screenings with discussions, and workshops on the following topic areas in the Southeast Asian context, but are not limited to:
The Call for Papers is open for:
The proceedings will be published online.
Deadline: 1 August 2023
Successful applicants will be contacted by the third week of August.