The next Edinburgh International Film Audiences’ Conference
Those of you have followed our activities over the years are probably wondering why there has been no news of the 2013 conference, given that we have always run them every two years. We have been in discussions with Edinburgh International Film Festival about combining EIFAC and EIFF in 2013. This took slightly longer than hoped for and, unfortunately, the outcome is that we aren’t going to be able to join up for 2013.
The lateness of this decision meant that the deadlines for planning a conference in March 2013 had passed. Whilst we could have tried to squash all the planning into a short space of time, on reflection we didn’t want to do anything that would jeopardise the quality of the conference. The upshot is, we will hold the next conference in March 2014.
Once we have a specific date, there will be another mailing. The advantage of delaying until 2014 is that people have that bit longer to do more research, analyse data or get papers written.
I look forward to meeting some of you (if not all of you!) at Filmhouse, Edinburgh in March 2014.
Dr Ailsa Hollinshead
Director, Edinburgh International Film Audiences' Conference
(Edinburgh Napier University)