The main objective of the symposium is to further promote dialogue between the new and emerging field of practice-based research and the traditional academic film studies on documentary film. The symposium will provide a forum for discussions on the possibilities and approaches related to practice-based research and the theorizing that stems from artistic work. The symposium will create important opportunities for networking for all interested in conceptual approaches in documentary film, whether practice or theory based.
The international keynote speakers are leading scholars in the area of documentary film theory. The Vietnamese-American filmmaker and theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha and the British film scholar and filmmaker Brian Winston will both reflect on questions of the synergies and connections between theory and practice.