Conference Call for Papers

Ireland, 27/28/29 July 2018.

Hosted by the Dublin Workers Film Festival, the Progressive Film Club and the Radical Film Network Dublin.

The Radical Film Network is an international network of organisations involved in politically-engaged and/or aesthetically innovative film culture.

Dublin is the host for the 2018 Radical Film Network interdisciplinary conference.

Themes can include but are not restricted to:

Aesthetics & politics; sexualities; genders; direct action; solidarity; workers rights; securitisation; migration; globalisation; environmentalism; intersectionality; community media; festivals & audiences; interruptive cinematic practices; revolutionary nostalgia; creating sustainable radical film ecosystems & infrastructures.

Papers are welcome from all disciplines including artists, film makers, educators, film festivals, established researchers and new scholars.

Abstracts for 20 minute papers or proposals for panels should be sent to with “Papers RFN2018” in the subject line. Proposals from filmmakers and activists who might want to present their ideas in formats other than the traditional 20 minute academic paper are welcome.

Please send up to 200 words and include a small bio.

The closing date for submissions is 10th March 2018.

Please do not send flm submissions.

Conference fees are €100 (institutions) , €40 for waged, €20 for unwaged. Please contact us directly for limited fee waivers.

We shall also organise radical walking tours and other social opportunities to learn about the radical present and past of the island of Ireland (costs not included).

Please state if you have need of creche facilities.

The conference will be held in an as yet to be confirmed Dublin City centre venue. We create spaces to find each other. Come join us in Dublin.


Note: Please book your accommodation ASAP if attending, July is peak holiday season in Dublin. For more information on the Radical Film Network please visit