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The Film History Conference is the premier event for film historians and enthusiasts from around the globe. The conference will be held in Los Angeles, CA from October 10-12, 2019. This year’s theme is “B movies: The Other Hollywood” and will explore how B movies have impacted American culture and society.

The Renaissance

The Renaissance was a period of great artistic and social change in Europe. This conference will explore the films of this period, as well as the people and events that influenced them. We will also discuss how the Renaissance has been represented in film, and how these representations have changed over time.

The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment, also known as the Age of Reason, was a philosophical movement that took place in Europe and the American colonies during the 18th century. The Enlightenment thinkers believed that reason, rather than tradition or religion, should be used to determine truth. They also believed in the power of human reason to improve society. The major figures of the Enlightenment included Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Denis Diderot, and Immanuel Kant.

Romanticism and the Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was a time of great change for Europe. New technologies and ways of production were developed, which had a profound impact on the way people lived and worked. This period also saw the rise of Romanticism, a movement that valued emotion, intuition, and imagination over reason and science.

The Industrial Revolution began in England in the late eighteenth century and quickly spread across Europe. It brought with it new technologies such as the steam engine and the power loom, which transformed the way goods were produced. This period also saw the rise of factories and large-scale industrial production.

The Industrial Revolution had a profound impact on society. It changed the way people lived and worked, and led to social and economic changes. The most significant change was the increase in population growth rates. The population of England more than doubled between 1750 and 1850 (from 6 million to 13 million). This increase in population put pressure on resources, leading to social problems such as poverty and crime.

The rise of Romanticism was a reaction to the changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution. Romanticists valued emotion, intuition, and imagination over reason and science. They believed that humans should be guided by their feelings, not by logic or reason. Romanticism had a significant impact on literature, art, music, and philosophy.


During the early 1900s, the film industry film conference was booming. However, with the outbreak of World War I, many film production companies were forced to close down. In order to keep the industry alive, the government created the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) in 1939. The NFB produced wartime propaganda films and documentaries.

After the war, Hollywood began to produce more light-hearted films. This change in tone is often attributed to the need for escapism after such a devastating war. However, WWII brought about similar changes in film production. Once again, many companies were forced to shut down and the NFB stepped in to produce propaganda films.

After the war ended, Hollywood went back to producing more light-hearted films. This time, however, there was a new wave of independent filmmakers who were interested in exploring more serious subject’s matter. These filmmakers helped to create what is now known as art house cinema.

End of WWII to Present Day

After WWII, the film industry was booming. Films were being made about the war and its aftermath, as well as other topics. The end of the war also saw the beginning of the Cold War, which was reflected in many films of the time. The 1950s saw the rise of television, which took away some of the audience for films. However, there were still many great films made during this time period.

The 1960s was a time of change, both in society and in film. Social issues such as race and gender were addressed in films like “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “The Graduate”. New filmmakers were also making their mark on cinema during this decade. The French New Wave movement changed the way films were made and opened up new possibilities for storytelling.

The 1970s was a decade of change for Hollywood. Blockbuster films like “Jaws” and “Star Wars” changed the landscape of filmmaking. Independent films also became more popular during this time. Filmmakers like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola were making some of the greatest films ever made.

The 1980s saw another shift in Hollywood with the rise of action movies and comedies. Films like “Die Hard” and ” Ghostbusters” became huge hits at the box office. This decade also saw the beginnings of computer-generated effects in film with movies like “Tron” and “The Abyss”.

The 1990s was a decade of change for


The FILM HISTORY CONFERENCE was an insightful and inspiring event that brought together some of the most knowledgeable people in the film industry. We would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to making this event a success. We hope to see you all again next year!

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