Center for Media and Film Studies

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GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship, welcomes to its circles the Center for Media and Film Studies (CMFS). 

Our institute, home for numerous scholars from all over the world, could not overlook the importance of media and films in both academic and social life. Dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge and the reconnection of academia with the society, we established a center that will explore, find, analyze, support and create scholarly and/or artistic works. 

GIRES believes that both the impact and influence of media in social, cultural, economic and political global reality are keys for understanding the contemporary dynamics. Social imaginaries and the ideological views of the world are being fabricated by media almost everywhere in the world. Thus, it is a necessity for contemporary scholars to deepen their knowledge and further explore the relevant processes: conception, production and consumption of media are only some of the aspects of this complex and multifaceted phenomenon that we explore in the Center. 

The current technological revolution has remarkably increased the volume of production that may lead to the democratization of media. The COVID crisis and the continuous periods of social isolation have highly impacted the growth of internet based productions along with media consumption. Even if the aforementioned are a game changer, it makes it difficult, if not impossible, for the phenomenon to be explored. Thus, this is a key moment for Media Studies and for our Center to fill this gap.  

The GIRES Centre  for Media and Film Studies emerges in this context, as a way of promoting insightful approaches to media creation. We hope that our work will have a positive impact in the current global context, not only because we will  support valuable media but also because of our vision for a responsible representation which can contribute to real social development. 

 

CRITICISM DEPARTMENT

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It aims at different media such as cinema, TV, video art, animation and wishes to offer insightful criticism and creative analysis through our in-depth knowledge of media (de)construction. Our activities focus on publishing and promoting well-rounded works, disseminating knowledge, training creators and motivating respectful and fair approaches on media criticism. 

ACTIVITIES

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ANNUAL CRITICS INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY
Meeting Oriented towards Specific Thematics & Particular Media

CONTESTS
International Criticism Contest

Criticism of different media related to specific subjects

PUBLISHING
Annual Publication dedicated to various critics and topics

TEACHING

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 COURSES & WORKSHOPS
-Dramatic Writing-

-Audiovisual Interpretation-
-Audiovisual Language-
-Writing Techniques for Critics-

MASTERCLASS
One-year Advanced Studies Program:

Series of classes on Media and Film Criticism

RESEARCH DEPARTMENT

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We welcome media researchers and aim at applying interdisciplinary approaches to thematics focused on heritage, race, gender, history, culture and identity. It aims at promoting media as a valuable source of knowledge and a medium to achieve a higher understanding of society, human nature and culture. 

ACTIVITIES

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ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
 Conference and Symposium on various fields related to media.

CONTEST
International Contest for Media Related Research

PUBLISHING
 Master and PhD researches related to media.

Media research volumes: various Approaches & Thematics

TEACHING

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 COURSES & WORKSHOPS
-Aesthetics-

-Semiotics-
-Research Methodology-
-Dramatic Writing-

MASTERCLASS
 1-year StudiesProgram for Advanced Students

PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT

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The department composes of media creators: filmmakers, radio program directors, animators, and media specialists. Our objective is to aim at conscious and socially responsible content creators, committed to a fair representation of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality and nationality. Our team’s goal is to develop activities that will be addressed to funding, assessment, training, and exchange of media production.

ACTIVITIES

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INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS
Welcoming environment for creators specializing in:

Documentary & Fiction
Advertisement,Radio & TV Production
Animation & Internet Content,
Video Art & Experimental Video

CREATION
Artistic Residences:

Cartagena, Colombia
Havana & Santa Clara, Cuba
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Trikala, Greece

CONTESTS
Open Call for Media Creations in various Genres and Media

PUBLICATIONS
Memories and Reflections Media Creation Processes

TEACHING

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 COURSES & WORKSHOPS
-Scriptwriting-

-Directing-
-Editing-
-Cinematography-
-Production-
-Distribution-
-Sound-

ASSESSMENT & CONSULTATION
-Script

-Editing
-Postproduction
-Distribution
-Project development

ADVANCED CLASS
 Specialization on the aforementioned Fields

Duration: 6 months

FACULTY

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Head of Research

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

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6-27
June
Documentary storytelling: a toolbox for working on non-fiction narratives
Workshop
MORE INFO
Inquiries, Information, Ideas for our Center? Contact us!
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