Video Essay

Video Essay.Org will feature at next year’s IMSC/MINA film festival in Ningbo, China. If you would like to submit a video essay work for consideration please check out the organisers website,


The early bird submission deadline for mobile, pocket and smartphone films is on the 1st December 2020 and then the regular deadline on the 1st May 2021.
(Screening in Nov 2021 @ IMSC at UNNC – University of Nottingham Ningbo China).

Online Symposium (tbc)

Apologies, due to challenging circumstances the symposium event due to take place 22nd Sept will be re-scheduled later this year!

History is always in the makingmultimodal approaches to historiography – different ways of seeing , understanding and communicating. Community empowerment and contemporary technologies. Suggested topics:

  • The future for documentary 2020
  • Intention and the media artefact – the politics of purpose
  • Public, private and community historiographies
  • Constructing historical narratives – different video approaches
  • Re-writing truth, personal experience of war, conflict and individual video approaches

Examples/experiments with different types of academic video essay