Cine-Excess XI is hosted by Birmingham City University in association with screening venues in the region, and features a three day academic conference alongside filmmaker retrospectives, film industry panels and a season of related UK film premieres and screenings.
The conference component of this year’s event is Fear and the Unfamiliar: Wrong Time, Wrong Place, Wrong Crowd, and considers the ways in which marginal groups and communities are constructed as other, and become the source of fear and fascination in cult film traditions.
We are delighted to welcome iconic Italian director Sergio Martino (Torso, All the Colours of the Dark and The Violent Professionals), who will be our filmmaking Guest of Honour and will be discussing his career as well as judging the Cine-Excess 2017 short film competition.
On Thursday 9th November, director Sergio Martino will be introducing a special screening of his influential thriller Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I have the Key (1972) at 7.30pm. This will be followed with a special concert devoted to Italian cult traditions. Find out more...
Our keynote speaker for this year’s event is by Professor Mark Jancovich (UEA), whose talk “Almost Psychopathic”: British Working Class Realism and the Horror Film in the late 1950s and early 1960s takes place on Friday 10th November at 12 noon.
The conference is open scholars, students and members of the public. Tickets can be purchased as a Cine-Excess Delegate Pass which allows access to all Cine-Excess conference events and branded screenings for:
£130 (standard) /£60 (concessions) for the three days, or £50 (standard)/£25 (concessions) per day.
To compliment the Fear and the Unfamiliar conference, we present the Wrong Time, Wrong Place, Wrong Crowd screening season, which considers the ways in which marginal groups alienated communities and isolated loners become the source of fear and fascination in cult film traditions.