IAFOR Media, Communication & Film Conferences

Posted: December 24, 2015
Category: Specialist Area: Media, Film and Journalism



IAFOR’s media, communication and film conferences and events are held in partnership with some of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions, including Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, USA, University of the Arts London, UK, and Monash University’s School of Communication and Media Studies, Australia, as well as some of the most important academics and practitioners working in media and film.

IAFOR actively supports media, culture and the arts, namely by organising internationally recognised awards for both documentary photography and photojournalism (IAFOR Documentary Photography Award) and documentary filmmaking (IAFOR Documentary Film Award), which are supported by leading institutions and organisations, including World Press Photo, the British Journal of Photography, University of the Arts London, RMIT and Medill, as well as its prestigious IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award.

Our conferences have included featured addresses by academics, top administrators, Emmy-award winning producers and filmmakers, award-winning actors, investigative journalists, media liaisons for government and the armed forces, and leading practitioners in media, marketing, public relations, and other fields. All of our conferences include original film screenings, frequent premieres, and the chance to exchange ideas and network with both established and up-and-coming scholars in a welcoming environment.


Upcoming Media, Communication & Film Conferences


2 Conferences Available

The Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film 2017

Dates: October 27 - October 29, 2017
Location: Kobe, Japan

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Research & Publications associated with Media, Communication & Film Conferences


The following internationally peer-reviewed open-access journals are published by IAFOR:

Conference Proceedings

IAFOR Conference Proceedings are open access research repositories which include the final papers of research presented at our conferences (submitted before the final paper deadline).


THINK, The Academic Platform, is IAFOR’s online magazine, publishing the latest in interdisciplinary research and ideas from some of the world’s foremost academics, many of whom have presented at IAFOR conferences.



Interdisciplinary Conferences with Media, Communication & Film Streams



Previous Speakers at IAFOR Media, Communication & Film Conferences



[Left to right] Gary Swanson, multiple Emmy-award winning producer, chairs a Medill panel on new media challenges with Wall Street Journal journalist and bestselling author, Alec Klein, and Pulitzer prize nominee, Richard Roth; Colin Donald, Sunday Herald Business Editor, on media coverage of the 2015 Scottish referendum; Jon Elford, BBC Media Action Auditor on implementing media infrastructure programmes in developing countries; Paul Lowe, award-winning photojournalist, announces the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award winners.


[Left to right] Jenna Stern, Hollywood actress and Law and Order regular, talks about roles for women in film; Geoffrey Beattie, the original UK Channel 4 “Big Brother” psychologist on the media and psychology; Gerard Goggin of Sydney University, media and mobile technologies expert; Rodney Hill; film scholar, Francis Ford Coppola archivist and Stanley Kubrick expert; John Erni, Hong Kong Lawyer and civil rights activist.



IAFOR Media, Communication & Film Video Highlights



IAFOR is committed to disseminating as much as possible of its presentations, interviews and original output, produced by and for the organisation, online, and available for all for free.



Events associated with Media, Communication & Film


As part of IAFOR’s educational mission we are prioritising documentary photography and filmmaking as uniquely powerful mediums to help inform and educate in ways that are very different and yet complementary to academic studies as forms of advocacy and activism.

The organisation runs both a documentary photography and a documentary film award, as well as an associated film festival in partnership with the Medill School of Journalism, RMIT University and University of the Arts London, among others.

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