Global Colour and the Moving Image Conference

Ten years on from the ‘Colour and the Moving Image’ conference in Bristol, the study of film colour has grown impressively. While the majority of research has been undertaken on early 20th century colour processes, far less is known about the introduction and application of colour technologies from the second half of the 20th century onwards. As stocks such as Eastmancolor, Agfacolor, and Fujicolor became cheaper, national film industries increasingly converted to colour, exhibiting a variety of aesthetic, cultural, economic and intermedial approaches to its application.

This conference will explore how colour film has operated in relation to different countries and contexts since the 1950s with papers covering a wide range of national and international perspectives. The event is hosted by ‘The Eastmancolor Revolution and British Cinema’ project team in an attempt to reach a greater understanding of the multiple, comparative complexities of global colour and the moving image.

See conference schedule here.


Jul 10 - 12 2019


All Day


University of Bristol