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Best Practice - Lectures

Fri, 15. 3., 10:30

METRO Kinokulturhaus, Friday, March 15 – free admission!

Presented by Melanie Letschnig, university lecturer for film science at the Department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies Vienna.

10:30 *Daughters of the Revolution: Women Filmmakers in Classic Chinese Animation
Olga Bobrowska, Ph.D. candidate in Film Studies at Jagiellonian University, Kraków, specialized in classic Chinese animated film

Ideas of women's emancipation and liberation from the feudal chains became key concepts for the Chinese feminism movement. The lives and careers of the four observed filmmakers present ambiguous trajectory of this wave. The technical and narrative development of classic Chinese animation was marked with the unique visions of the politically prominent filmmaker and theorist (Chen Bo'er), experimental and influential chief-cinematographer (Duan Xiaoxuan), and the film directors who pursued artistic perfectionism (Tang Cheng) and creative modernization (Lin Wenxiao, Hu Yihong).

11:30 * Presentation of the educational programs at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou 
Jin Yu, animation artist and professor at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou

12:00 *Presentation of the Shanghai Animation Film Studio
Su Da, director of the Shanghai Animation Film Studio, will give an overview about the history of the organization, of the works by women and their current productions.


13:30 * Digital Transformation: Opportunities & Challenges
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Hilda Tellioglu, TU Wien,
Faculty of Informatics, Institute of Visual Computing & Human-Centered Technology, Multidisciplinary Design & User Research

The talk will first introduce today's digital transformation process by highlighting critical points of change and open issues. Second, mechanisms and technological means that enable digital transformation of our society will be presented from a computer science point of view. Finally, emerging new opportunities as well as challenges all are facing due the changes that are already happening will be discussed.


14:30 *Feminist Making/Feminist Hacking
Stefanie Wuschitz, Mz*Balthazar´s Lab; Stefanie Wuschitz works at the intersection of art, research and technology, with a particular focus on feminism, open source technology and peer production.

About the democratisation of digitalisation and the access to digital literacy.
Feminist hackerspaces aim at creating a unique space. Through changing conditions intentionally they generate room for experimentation, a safer space, an open space that allows to break with gender norms related to technology.

15:30 Discussion

Tricky Women - International Animation Filmfestival Vienna