Films in Translation

Tapping the Power of Foreign Language Films:
Audiovisual Translation as Cross-Cultural Mediation

 
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ABOUT THE PROJECT

Welcome to Films In Translation

“Tapping the Power of Foreign Language Films” is an international and interdisciplinary network project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, as a platform to explore audiovisual translation as cross-cultural mediation. It will run for eighteen months from 15 May 2016, with research and public events at the University of East Anglia (lead institution), University College London (CenTraS) and the British Film Institute, and is designed to develop and promote our understanding of linguistic and cultural representations, as conveyed through subtitling and dubbing, and of audiences’ responses to foreign language films.

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Project Events

Three network events have been setup to fulfil the project’s objectives, with distinct but overlapping and complementary research, knowledge exchange and impact objectives, in three locations: the University of East Anglia in Norwich, University College and the BFI in London. Two include a public-facing event at Cinema City in Norwich and the BFI respectively, to engage a broader constituency of funders, policy-makers, film-industry stakeholders and the general public, the third a workshop for AVT researchers at CenTras - Centre for Translation Studies (UCL).


UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA: AVT AND CULTURAL MEDIATION: FOCUS ON DESCRIPTION
29-30 June 2016

29 June - Research Workshop: Cross-fertilization and collation of research into AVT as linguistic and cultural representation: agenda for the way forward

30 June - Public and outreach events  

  • AVT Public Roundtable (Cinema City, Norwich)

  • AVT as intercultural mediation in schools – workshops and focus groups

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University College London / CENTRAS: AVT AND CULTURAL MEDIATION: FOCUS ON RECEPTION
9-10 NOVEMBER 2016

9 November - Research Workshop Harnessing the tools of reception studies to research into AVT as cross-cultural literacy: agenda for the way forward

10 November - CentTras AVT Reception and Interculturality Workshop

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BFI VENUE: FL Films and Cultural Mediation: AVT and its Publics
26 MAY 2017

AVT festival - poster displays, talks, public roundtable

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