Liverpool Film Seminar

Liverpool Film Seminar – a series of talks

Fostering debate, promoting research and celebrating film

Every year, the Liverpool Film Seminar invites leading scholars to present their film studies research in a series of six talks. The series does not focus on a specific aspect of film. Instead, a range of genres, topics and approaches are celebrated, from Batman to Bardot, from historical reach to the internet’s impact on cinematic material.

Relaxed and informal, the Liverpool Film Seminar provides excellent networking opportunities. After each talk, attendees participate in a lively debate. This element of the series provides a forum for postgraduates, academics and researchers to exchange ideas with fellow experts. Boundaries are broken, ideas cross-fertilised and research promoted.

Typically held in the evenings, seminars are free to attend and held at either Liverpool John Moores University or the University of Liverpool. There is no need to book your place. Tea, coffee and other refreshments are provided. If you would like more information about the series, please contact Lydia Papadimitriou using the details below.


Liverpool Film Seminar is a collaboration between Liverpool Screen School at Liverpool John Moores University and the Department of Communication and Media at the University of Liverpool.

Past Liverpool Film Seminar events

Liverpool Film Seminar was established in 2010. From the tabs below you can find out about past talks, topics and speakers.

2019 - 2020

2018 - 2019

2017 - 2018

2016 - 2017

2015 - 2016

2014 - 2015

2013 - 2014

2012 - 2013

2011 - 2012

2010 - 2011


Liverpool Film Seminar occasionally hosts seminars. For example, in 2014 we hosted TV is the New Cinema: Exploring the Erosion of Boundaries between the Two Media. The keynote speaker was Professor Jane Feuer (University of Pittsburgh) and eight other academics also took part.

Check back here for details about future symposiums.

Getting here

If you’re using public transport, you can plan your journey using the Traveline Journey Planner. You can find more detailed travel instructions on the Find us page.


Liverpool Film Seminar is run by Lydia Papadimitriou from Liverpool John Moores University and Yannis Tzioumakis from the University of Liverpool.

Contact us

If you’d like more information, please get in touch with Lydia Papadimitriou using the contact details below. Alternatively, you can contact Yannis Tzioumakis from the University of Liverpool.

Call: 0151 231 4858
Address: Redmonds Building, Liverpool Screen School, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, L3 5UG