NECS Documentary Workgroup

Aida Vallejo is founder and coordinator of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies DOCUMENTARY WORKGROUP. An international network of scholars specialized in documentary, this group is the biggest within NECS, with more than 100 members.

The documetnary workgroup brings together scholars working on the field of documentary film (in the wide sense of the term, also labelled as non-fiction cinema). It aims to create a space for exchange of both theoretical and practical approaches to the genre and its various areas of study:

– Documentary Film Aesthetics (trends, sub-genres,…)
– Narrative Structure and Rhetoric of Documentary Film
– History of Documentary Film
– Documentary Film Traditions / Schools
– Documentary Film Festivals
– Non-fiction as Avant-garde
– Documentary Production/Distribution Industry
– Independent Cinema and Documentary
– Anthropology / Sociology and Documentary
– Television vs Cinema in the Documentary Field

Any member of NECS working on these fields (or just interested in this rich area of film studies) is invited to join.

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Note: You need to become a member of NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies) to join the group. If you are not willing to become a member but want to collaborate with our online platform, please feel free to contact us by email.