Cinema audience

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Independent Cinema Doctorate for 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen to undertake a collaborative doctorate analysing the role of independent cinema in the age of on-demand culture, beginning in October 2019.
 
This new Doctorate is a collaborative project between Watershed, UWE and Exeter University - it explores independent cinema’s approach to curation, audience development and community-building; its relationships with funders and policymakers at local, regional, national and international levels; and the strategies it has developed to survive in the face of far-reaching changes to the ways in which films are distributed, exhibited and consumed notably the emergence of Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) services.
 
The project will focus on the role of Watershed as a cultural cinema here in Bristol but also engage with the UK independent film exhibition centre as a whole.
 
You will be jointly supervised by Mark Cosgrove, our Cinema Curator, alongside Professor Andrew Spicer at UWE Bristol and Dr James Lyons at Exeter University. The studentship is fully funded for three years within the South, West and Wales (SWW2) Doctoral Training Partnership and you will enjoy all the advantages of working within that collaborative framework that includes a number of training events.
 
For further details and to apply please go to SWW2. If you have any questions or queries about this doctorate, please contact Andrew Spicer in the first instance. In order to be considered for this opportunity, you need to send an Expression of Interest to Andrew Spicer by email by Thu 3 Jan.

Closing Date: Thursday, 3 January, 2019 - 17:00