CFP: Silver Sea to Silver Screen: Maritime History and the Moving Image

CFP: Silver Sea to Silver Screen: Maritime History and the Moving Image
Greenwich Maritime Institute, University of Greenwich
28 – 30th August 2014

Silver Sea Conference CFP


Competition Call: 3-minute Student Film on Maritime History and the Moving Image
Silver Sea Conference CFFilm

Proposals for papers are invited for this international conference looking at the representation of the maritime world on screen. The conference intends to consider the moving image in its widest sense including feature film, documentary, training film, art film, television and video gaming. The focus will be the representation of both maritime and naval history and we welcome proposals from researchers with backgrounds in cultural, media, film, literary and art history as well as military and maritime historians.

Topics may include (although are not limited to):
•       National Cinema
•       Film as advertising
•       Film for training purposes
•       Maritime Communities
•       Representation of Ports
•       Maritime Industries
•       Navies
•       Sea as Metaphor
•       Single film case studies
•       War and propaganda
•       Art films
•       Moving image installations

If you would like to submit a paper proposal you will need to prepare the following:

The title of your paper and an abstract – 500 words
A short biography – 250 words
Personal Details – Title, Name, Affiliation, Email Address
Proposals for panels will also be accepted.

The submission deadline is 30th April 2014 and all proposals must be submitted by email to

Competition Call

We are offering a £400 prize to students of design, film or other media to produce the best three-minute film which promotes and illustrates the conference and its themes. The winning film will be also be shown at the conference.

Any combination of archive film, still photography, animation, graphics or re-enactment can be used to encompass the themes and scope of the conference. The competition advertising leaflet can be found here.

The submission deadline is 30th June 2014.  Films should be uploaded to YouTube and the URL should be submitted with the completed entry form by email to

If you have questions, feel free to contact us.
All the best,

The GMI Events Team
Silver Sea Conference


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