The Film department at Kent had a thoroughly productive evening at the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies Awards.
Notable achievements at the BAFTSS Awards were:
Cecilia Sayad won the Best Journal Article award for ‘Found-Footage Horror and the Frame’s Undoing’ (Cinema Journal 55.2)
‘A comprehensive and persuasive analysis of the ‘found footage horror’ subgenre: the article skilfully balances the particular and general in a way that’s appealing to a broad readership. Its discussion of the frame as a figurative and stylistic device is rich and ambitious. Overall, this is an important contribution that casts new light on the wider significance of documentary style, narrative space and the screen’s borders. Sayad’s analysis of the Paranormal Activity films equally considers optical and aural dimensions arguing for a flexible and porous interpretation of the filmic frame.’
Mattias Frey’s Extreme Cinema (Rutgers UP) received honourable mention in the Best Monograph category
‘Frey’s book is superbly researched and makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of contemporary extreme cinema and its place in film culture. The book is impressive and original in its engagement with the apparatus of production, distribution and exhibition of extreme cinema, and it is refreshing to see this approached from an institutional perspective.’
Frances Guerin and Lies Lanckman contributed chapters, respectively, for the recipient of honourable mention (Cinemas of Paris) and the winner (Lasting Screen Stars) of the Best Edited Collection award
Find out more about the BAFTSS awards here.