Film and Television Studies Research Group

The Film and Television Studies Research Group includes both staff and postgraduate students researching across a range of areas, including: film genre (biopics, crime, musicals, romantic comedy, science fiction); film and music; gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class, nation and generation; the role of the producer; British cinema; radical British filmmaking; and second screens.

FTSRG is a vibrant and supportive group, and its members produce nationally and internationally respected research and publications.

Editorial boards

Members of the group edit or serve on the editorial boards of the following journals:


FTSRG provides a forum in which to share work-in-progress and to develop collaborative projects. It organises research events and supports an array of public events.

Conferences and symposia

FTSRG conferences and symposia have focused on Imamura Shohei, Charlie Kaufman, the legacy of Margaret Thatcher, radical British screen media, animation research and practice, filmic representations of ageing, media representations of Chávez’s Venezuela, the afterlife of the film song, and British biopics.

FTSRG has also hosted numerous guest speakers, including Catherine Constable, Kay Dickinson, Laura U Marks, Diane Negra, Steve Shaviro, Rod Stoneman, Sarah Street, Mike Wayne and filmmakers such as Mozambican Gabriel Mondlane, Algerian Yamina Bachir Chouikh and Iranian exile Mania Akbari.

FTSRG group members founded the Bristol Radical Film Festival, introduce events for such organisations as the Bristol Bad Film Club, Bristol Silents and Compass Presents, and speak at many national, regional and local venues, including the Watershed, the Arnolfini and the Cube.

Staff members

If you would like to find out more about the group or establish connections with us, please e-mail

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