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[CFP] Wet, Wired, and Weird: Pacific Northwest Film and Media

2013 June 25
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by Carter_Soles

We are soliciting presentations for SCMS 2014, to be held in Seattle, WA from March 19-23, 2014.

This panel investigates the aesthetic, thematic, and industrial dimensions of Pacific Northwest film and media. We welcome paper proposals on any aspect of media produced in and/or about the Pacific Northwest, by which we broadly mean Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia. Possible questions to be addressed include (but are not limited to):

♦ How have Pacific NW media producers carved out a unique cultural / industrial niche?

♦ How have Hollywood films represented Pacific NW locations and culture?

♦ How has Hollywood impacted and benefited from local communities?

♦ Is there a Pacific NW visual aesthetic?

♦ How have the rise of Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver in the broader cultural imagination been represented visually?

♦ How are Pacific NW animators, video game designers, and visual media artists reaching global audiences?

♦ How have local and regional film festivals and film programs supported the work of regional independent media producers?

♦ Additional topics may include: Grunge / slacker culture, Laika Animation Studios, Gus Van Sant, Kelly Reichardt, Portlandia, Grey’s Anatomy, Twin Peaks and The Killing and “Northwest noir”

Please submit proposals to Carter Soles <> and Steve Rust <> by August 1, 2013. We will notify you as to whether your submission has been accepted or rejected by August 15, 2013.

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