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The Institute for Global Cinema and Creative Cultures – IGCCC focuses on postgraduate teaching, research, and publishing.

Led by the Director of the IGCCC, Dina Iordanova (Professor of Global Cinema and Creative Culture), it capitalises on achievements, connections and networks linked to the so-called ‘economies of prestige’ and on our reputational advantages as leaders in the study of global culture, film festivals, and digital developments.

Latest posts

Kira Muratova @ St Andrews (and now online), 2020 April 1, 2020 - Kira Muratova (1934-2018), who worked mostly in the Ukrainian city of Odessa, is one of the most innovative, imaginative, exciting and versatile directors to emerge out of the Soviet Union, where her early films were censored and her later work – celebrated. Whilst she is well known within the territory of Russia and Ukraine, her […]
Buddhism and Thai Cinema: Screening of Santi-Vina (Thavi Na Bangchang (‘Marut’), 1954) October 30, 2019 - We are excited to announce that the IGCCC will host a screening of Santi-Vina (Thavi Na Bangchang ('Marut'), 1954) on Wednesday, 6 November. Considered lost for almost 60 years, the first Thai film shot on 35mm in colour has been found and restored.
New Political Cinema, Asia, and Beyond: TEN YEARS multimedia dossier in FRAMES July 6, 2019 - The multimedia dossier New Political Cinema, Asia, and Beyond: TEN YEARS was published in FRAMES CINEMA JOURNAL, Issue 15, May 2019. It contains the following articles: Introduction by Prof Gina Marchetti (HKU) and Prof Dina Iordanova (St Andrews) Video Interview with the producers of the TEN YEARS series: conducted, recorded, edited and subtitled by Dr. […]
Mrinal Sen @ St Andrews, 2019 June 30, 2019 - Mrinal Sen, whose death “marks the end of Golden Age of Indian cinema’s stalwart filmmakers” (Hindustan Times), was commemorated in this workshop which took place on 20 May 2019. The great Indian Bengali director died in Kolkata on 30 December 2018 at the age of 95, leaving a legacy of award-winning realist leftist films, which […]
Ten Years: Asian Political Cinema, University of Hong Kong, January 2019 April 5, 2019 - The film TEN YEARS HONG KONG (2015) is considered the most important example of post hand-over political cinema, charting the anxieties of a whole generation of Hong Kong residents. In 2018, three further politically topical films were made in Asia, to the same model: TEN YEARS THAILAND, TEN YEARS TAIWAN, and TEN YEARS JAPAN, involving […]
Wu Tianming @ St Andrews: The Dossier now published January 29, 2019 - The cluster of video and written essays dedicated to the life and work of this great Chinese cineaste WU TIANMING (1939-2014) is a direct consequence of the great opening up of Chinese cinema to Western audiences that we are witnessing. Wu Tianming was not only a cruical figure of China’s Fourth generation of fim directors, […]
Setsuko Hara @ St Andrews: Dossier Now Published August 31, 2018 - The 5 February 2018 workshop on Japanese actress Setsuko Hara (1920-2015) was IGCCC’s first workshop to celebrate the work of a female artist, part of our series of events that mark the oeuvre of cineastes that have passed away in recent years. The essays, published in Frames, Issue 13, are dedicated to Japan’s most admired […]
FILM FESTIVALS: AFTERMATHS AND BEYOND, May 2018 June 8, 2018 - Issue 13 (May 2018) of FRAMES CINEMA JOURNAL is dedicated to FILM FESTIVALS: AFTERMATHS AND BEYOND, and is guest edited by Dina Iordanova. It opens up with Letter from the Editors, doctoral candidates Cassice Last and Sophie Hopmeier. Introduced by Dina Iordanova, in a piece entitled The Film Festival: Principal Node in Film Culture it […]
Om Puri @ St Andrews (and In Media Res) June 3, 2017 - The workshop dedicated to great Indian actor Om Puri (1950-2017) took place in St Andrews on 18 April 2017. Speakers paying tribute to the actor included Dr. Anuja Jain, Prof Dina Iordanova, and a host of doctoral students including Shruti Narayanswamy, Souraj Doutta, Aakshi Magazine, Shorna Pal and Sanghita Sen. We screened and discussed the […]
Andrzej Wajda @ St Andrews, March 2017 May 4, 2017 - on 28 March 2017 we held an evening seminar in commemoration of the great Polish director Andrzej Wajda (1926-2016 ) who had passed away in October the previous year. Throughout his illustrious career, Wajda  directed fifty six films and authored thirty six clips. Many of his films had been adaptations of key texts of Polish […]