4th International Conference on Stereo & Immersive Media — Photography, Sound and Cinema Research
Lusofona University, Lisbon, 17—19 June 2021

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Photo credit: Centenary olive tree, by Carlos Relvas, 1873.
Stereoscopic albumen print. Casa dos Patudos - Museu de Alpiarça Collection

Call for papers/3D short films

Call for papers

The 4th International Conference on Stereo & Immersive Media aims to bring together the research fields of photography, sound and cinema, considering their historical and current relationships with expanded and immersive environments. 

Stereoscopic and immersive technologies have been widening the scopes of photography, sound and cinema since the 19th century. This conference has a historical and critical perspective about immersion by considering that it draws both on state of the art technologies and on old and discontinued media that have once stimulated and expanded our perception. While these technologies (from stereo views to cinema, virtual reality or video gaming) have deeply strengthened the human relationship to virtual worlds, they have also made visual documents more engaging, triggering richer and more inspiring interpretations of reality. Noteworthy is also the fact that some of these technologies are being used and considered vital to reshape our perception of heritage and to allow new readings and museological experiences of historical collections. 

The organizing committee invites scholars, researchers, artists, curators and archivists to submit a proposal for a paper presentation addressing one or more of the following themes:

1- Stereoscopic Photography and its Visual Cultures (19th to 21st Century);

2- Photography, Cinema and Sound Media Archaeologies;

3- Scientific and Social History of Early Immersive Media; 

4- 3D Cinema, Virtual Reality and Video Gaming;

5- Media Arts (Visual/Sound) and Immersion;

6- Urban Sound Studies;

7- Performance and Visual Media;

8- Cultural Heritage and Digital Age;


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Call for 3D short films

The International Conference on Stereo & Immersive Media: Photography, Sound and Cinema Research will include 3D film screenings, creating an important platform for the display of 3D cinema.

3D films should explore and highlight the immersive features of stereoscopic technologies.

The format for all film submissions is side-by-side and anaglyph. DCPs will not be accepted.
Films should not exceed 30 minutes and must feature English subtitles where appropriate.
Please state in your proposal the materials provided and needed for the presentation of your project.

All films should be accompanied by:
Synopsis (no more than 300 words)
Biography of the author (no more than 300 words)

Submissions are due by 30 March 2021.
Results will be announced by 15 April 2021.
No fees will be charged for the submission of 3D short films.

Proposals can be submitted via Wetransfer, Filetransfer ou FTP to 3dfilm.sim@gmail.com

Selection Committee
Ana Isabel Soares
Érica Faleiro Rodrigues
Filipe Luz
Manuel José Damásio
Victor Flores

All selected films will be screened in a special session in the Fernando Lopes cinema at Universidade Lusófona in Lisbon, Portugal. During this screening, authors will have the opportunity to present and discuss their films.