The European Cinema Research Forum (ECRF) is the international forum for the discussion of all things relating to European film and European film culture.

The ECRF was founded in 2000 to bring together scholars working across Film Studies and Modern Languages. Others soon showed considerable enthusiasm for the Forum and it engaged in its first international discussions later that year. Other activities followed and the Forum held its first conference, video-linked mini-conference and seminar series in 2001. Now, in 2013, the ECRF is a very lively international forum of colleagues and friends who actively welcome new participants in the ECRF and its activities. The organisation is based at no one university and is seen to be "owned" by all its participants, whereever they might be based.

The ECRF holds a highly successful annual international conference, organized by those interested in European film and European film culture and held at different universities throughout the world, as well as developing other activities, including visiting film speaker events, video linked conferences, public screenings and talks, web-linked discussions, and a range of research projects and publications.

Colleagues interested in holding an ECRF conference, or another linked event, are invited to contact Graeme or Owen.

For more information on the upcoming ECRF conference and the 2014 Conference and (in early 2014) conference registation go to the Annual Conferences page. You can also find out which institutions are hosting the future ECRF conferences and information about applying to host further ECRF conferences. We welcome all correspondence, with glee!

Owen Evans & Graeme Harper

Directors: European Cinema Research Forum