Thursday, March 28, 2019 9 a.m. to Saturday, March 30 at 11 p.m.

Flickering Landscapes Conference - The Image of Migration: Landscapes and People

Center for Emerging Media, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, United States, March 28-30, 2019 

Deadline for Abstracts Submissions extended to February 1, 2019

This conference aims to bring together scholars and filmmakers to address how moving images depict the relationship between human migration and place. Our definition of migration encompasses any movement of peoples, including migration within nations or across national boundaries. The variety of the spaces migrants move across demands that we define place in the broadest terms possible, this includes: land, and sea, and the built environment. Any screen experience that relates to the interaction between migration and place is of interest and is suggested but not limited to: cinema, television, government and industry promotional films, training films, anthropological films, tourist experience videos, cell phone videos, home movies and non-professional videos, digital media, games, video installations, and any other moving image technologies and genres. For more details visit our website: link:

How to get involved?

We welcome academic papers, demos, and posters. Proposals for complete panels of three related presentations are accepted. Abstracts must reference moving image texts, migration, and landscapes (all broadly defined). 

Film / video submissions should be accompanied by a 200-word abstract, a link to the work, and include complete contact information and institutional affiliations. Proposals for screenings of related works by multiple presenters are welcome.

Activists and organizations:
We welcome activists and organization to speak about migration through the lens of the material lives and cultural identities of migrants as contrasted to the material lives and cultural identities of host societies, and the depiction of migration throughout the history of the moving image. Workshops and tables are also available.

Tables are available for presenting products that help students and practitioners working with moving image technologies.

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Contact USDr. Barry Mauer


Center for Emerging Media


Barry Mauer


Texts and Technology




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