Film Philosophy Reloaded

NECS Workgroup Film-Philosophy Workshop am 23. Januar 2021, organisiert von Christine Reeh-Peters und Kamil Lipinski

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The NECS workgroup film philosophy intends to provide a platform dedicated to exploring the relationship between film and philosophy as a transdisciplinary dialogue. Thereby the field of film-philosophy stands for the contemporary development of a way of philosophizing, in which films are not only a subject of a theoretical-semiotic analysis but conversely, films are conceived as a model of world reflection. This enables new forms of philosophical knowledge concerning the question of being (ontology), the question of the prerequisites of knowledge (epistemology) and the question of reality (metaphysics). Conversely, philosophical reflection sparks audiovisual creation and can become a method of artistic research in film. 

The workshop is conceived as a meeting for the members of the NECS workgroup and all people interested in the topic. Our goal is to get to know each other’s positions, to exchange ideas as well as developing fruitful networks and strategies for the future.

Speakers: Shai Biderman, Christiane Voss, William Brown, Lucy Bolton, Susana Viegas, Kamil Lipinski, Christine Reeh-Peters and Thorsten Botz Bornstein

Please register until 15th of January: c.reeh-peters(at) to receive the access codes and the final program.

workshop program

Saturday, 23rd of January 2021, 9:45 – 16:30 CET

9:45-10:00 Workshop Opening


10:00 – 11:10 Panel 1

Chair: Thorsten Botz-Bornstein (Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait)

Shai Biderman (Beit Berl College, Tel-Aviv University, Israel), „Can We Still Talk about ‘Film-Philosophy’? A Brief Trans-Medial Examination”

Christine Reeh-Peters (Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Germany), “Film as Artifical Intelligence” 



11:10 – 11.30 Coffee Break


11:30 – 12:40 Panel 2

Chair: Christine Reeh-Peters (Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Germany) 

Susana Vegas (IFILNOVA/FCSH-NOVA, Lisbon, Portugal), „Deleuze and the Invention of Film-Philosophy”

Kamil Lipiński (University of Bialystok, Poland), „The Visions of Multiplicity in Moving Image at the Intersection Between the Work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari and Édouard Glissant”



12:40 – 13:30 Lunch Break


13:30 – 14:40 Panel 3

Chair: Shai Biderman (Beit Berl College, Tel-Aviv University, Israel)

Thorsten Botz-Bornstein (Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait), „Film Dream and Film Style”

Lucy Bolton (Queen Mary, University of London, UK) „Iris Murdoch and Mary Magdalene: Spirit and Matter Most Intensely Fused"



14:40 – 15:00 Coffee Break


15:00 – 16:10 Panel 4

Chair: Kamil Lipińśk(University of Bialystok, Poland)

Christiane Voss (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany), „Towards an Operative Ontology of Film”

William Brown (University of Roehampton, London, UK), „Infinite Ontology and the Colour of Film-Philosophy”



16:10-16:30 Closing Session: Further Steps