London Film and Media Conference

London Film and Media ConferenceThe Annual London Film and Media Conference is an international research forum held each year in late June. The growing and welcoming event is an opportunity to explore film, television and digital media from around the world. The conference attracts students, scholars, researchers, faculty and individuals from around the world who are interested in film and media.

About the Conference

Film and Media, the Annual London Film and Media Conference, is open to anyone interested in film and media. Academics, researchers, practitioners and the general public are invited to participate in the event as speakers or delegates. The aim of the conference is to provide a forum to present and discuss theoretical and practical research and ideas in media affairs and international film. The conference is also an opportunity for professional development and to test new approaches to research and the study of media and film.

First held in 2011, the conference attracts over 200 presenters and delegates from around the world. Since its launch, over 450 papers and some 300 presentations from delegates representing more than 40 countries have been showcased at the event. Papers for the conference are selected through peer review. The London Film and Media Conference contributes to the annual London Symposium. The conference is held alongside Londonicity, the annual London Studies Conference, and Understanding Britain, the annual British Studies Conference. All three conferences are held at the same venue in Central London and are organised by Academic Conferences London.

Each year, the London Film and Media Conference has a dedicated theme related to international film, television and digital media. In 2013, conference organisers choose the theme of 'The Pleasures of the Spectacle'. Panels at past editions of the conference have included discussions on animation, censorship and media ethics, Japanese film and media, media design, experimental media, social media, war, and many other themes. Previous keynote speakers have included William Horsley, Professor Ian Christie, Professor Julian Petley, Professor Michael Tracey and Professor Robert C. Allen. The London Film and Media Conference and the broader London Symposium is also an opportunity for exhibitors to network and showcase their services and products, including book and media publishers.

Conference Location

The London Film and Media Conference is held at the Institute of Education Conference Centre in Central London. Housed within the world-renowned University of London, the conference site is situated at 20 Bedford Way. Located within Bloomsbury and close to Fitzrovia, the conference centre is within a short walk of an array of restaurants, cafes and bars, and hotels. It is also situated close to the West End entertainment district, as well as the British Library and the British Museum.

The Institute of Education Conference Centre is well connected by public transportation. It is within a 15 minute walk of Euston, St. Pancras International and King's Cross stations, which offer rail connections to destinations across the United Kingdom and continental Europe. It is also within a short walk of Russell Square tube station. Heathrow Airport is within a 45 minute tube journey from Russell Square. Numerous bus stops are also situated within a short distance of the conference centre.

Registration Information

Registration for the Annual London Film and Media Conference is open to professionals, researchers, academics and the general public for a fee. Conference delegates and speakers may register and submit papers via the event's website at For more information about the London Film and Media Conference, email organisers at or call 0203 368 6898.

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