Welcome to SRN 2022!

Throughout the long and troubled history of Europe, migration and immigration influenced the continent. European filmmakers began to leave for Hollywood. Their enduring impact on American cinema cannot be overrated and lingers to this day. Vice versa migration into Europe has had an enormous effect on European film production, both historically speaking and even more so in recent times. The specific mixture of storytelling modes in diasporic cinema, or what Hamid Naficy calls “accented cinema” is a major point of investigation for screenwriting studies.

Taking these simple facts as starting points the conference wants to discuss the conditions of screenwriting in a globalized world. The dominance of “western” paradigms as well as the influence of modes of narration from the Global South, both historically and recently are the main topics of the conference. These mutually influences should be discussed on personal, structural, theoretical and practical levels.

Organizing Committee SRN Conference 2022:

Claus Tieber
Project Manager FWF Project „Screenwriting Musical Numbers"
Department for Theatre, Film and Media Studies Vienna

Stephanie Schwarz
Project Staff FWF Project „Screenwriting Musical Numbers"
Department for Theatre, Film and Media Studies Vienna

Claudia Walkensteiner-Preschl
Professor for Media and Film Studies
University of Music and Performing Arts – Film Academy Vienna