Academics: LBI Call for Papers Extended Deadline is June 1

Complete the Online Submission Form for conference papers and panels on this page — Extended Deadline: June 1, 2017

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4th Annual Long Beach Indie Film, Media and Music Conference
August 30 – September 3, 2017 

Hilton Long Beach Hotel/Cinemark at the Pike Theaters

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Celebrating global diversity, the Long Beach Indie International Film, Media and Music Festival (August 30-September 3, 2017) is looking for scholars, journalists, and entertainment industry professionals to bring their intellect, art, and energy this year’s Film, Media and Music Conference.

About Long Beach Indie

Long Beach Indie is a 5-day global entertainment experience that includes the LBI International Film Festival, LBI Film, Media, and Music Conference, and LBI College and Career Fair exposing urban youth to careers in arts, entertainment, and digital media. Since 2014 Long Beach Indie has drawn more than 8000 attendees, screened more than 500 films from 50+ countries, and drawn Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Directors Guild of America, ALMA and NAACP Image Award winners and nominees as presenters.

Call For Papers/Panels

We invite individual papers and full panels representing any topic (e.g. theory, production, history, criticism, preservation, etc.) related to film, television, gaming, music, virtual and augmented reality, mass communication, digital media, or the entertainment and music industries broadly defined.

We are also issuing a special call for papers interrogating or celebrating the following themes and topics broadly defined:

  • Gender, Race, and the Entertainment Industry
  • Examinations and Interpretations of the film Moonlight
  • Black Music: Past, Present, and Future
  • Latin Music: Past, Present, and Future
  • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality: Past, Present, and Future
  • Donald Trump and his Relationship to Social Media and/or the Media.

Sessions are 75 minutes long and include 15 minutes per paper (3 total) and 30 minutes of discussion. Chairs can serve as a presenter on the panel.

Call for Workshops and Master Classes for Youth and K-14 Educators and Administrators

As part of our mission to be a bridge between urban communities and careers in arts, entertainment, and digital media, we are also looking for instructive standalone workshops or master classes targeting youth (ages 15-24) or teachers and administrators at the K-14 level. These offerings should either:

  • Upgrade the tangible skills and/or knowledge base of K-12 arts and digital media instructors
  • Expose urban youth or parents to career options in arts, entertainment, and digital media
  • Assist K-14 administrators in developing effective career-focused or professional development programming in arts, entertainment, and digital media

Workshops and master classes are 60 minutes long and will be presented at the conference as part of our suite of offerings for arts educators and administrators or at the LBI College and Career Fair (Saturday, September 2, 2017).

Submission Instructions

Scholarly Papers and Panels

Individual paper proposals should include a maximum 200-word abstract plus the professional credentials of the presenter. (The conference committee will assign discussants from the entertainment industry where appropriate).

Scholarly panels should include a maximum 200-word abstract plus the specific titles of each of the three (3) individual papers and the professional credentials of the chair and presenters. Chairs can serve as a presenter on the panel.

Workshops and Master Classes

In addition to the names and professional titles of presenters (max 3), proposals for workshops and master classes must include a 200-word abstract that includes a definition of the target audience (e.g. high school students, music instructors, curriculum developers, etc.) and a listing of 2-3 specific learning objects/takeaways for audience members.

Registration Information

Basic

Attend all conference panels, workshops, music showcases, and the opening night after-party. Also includes a limited 5-film screening pass that is good all day 8/31 and before 6pm from 9/1-9/3.

Early: Student $150/Professional $250 (6/1/17)
Regular: Student $175/Professional $275 (6/15/17)
Late: Student $225/Professional $325 (6/30/17)

Standard
Attend all conference panels, workshops, parties, and music showcases (space permitting), the scholar/industry luncheon, the LBI opening film screening and after-party, and the LBI Awards Gala (September 3, 2017). Includes a 10-film screening pass (5 matinee/5 prime time) that is good throughout the 5-day festival. Does not include VIP functions.

Early: Student $300/Professional $400 (6/1/17)
Regular: Student $350/Professional $450 (6/15/17)
Late: Student $450/Professional $550 (6/30/17)

VIP (Limited Availability-25)
Guaranteed admission, preferred seating, and front-of-the line privileges at all regular and VIP activities throughout the 5-day festival. This includes all film screenings throughout the festival, workshops and panels, parties, step-and-repeat photo opportunities with the cast and crew of films screened, concerts, VIP special events and receptions, and the festival awards gala.

Early: Student $500/Professional $600 (6/1/17)
Regular: Student $550/Professional $650 (6/15/17)
Late: Student $600/Professional $700 (6/30/17)

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM
4th Annual Long Beach Indie Film, Media and Music Conference
Extended Submission Deadline—June 1, 2017
Please fill out all fields completely.

 

 

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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM
3rd Annual Long Beach Indie Film, Media and Music Conference
Extended Submission Deadline—June 1, 2017
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