Film, Television, and Visual Culture

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DIGISCREENS is a three-year international transdisciplinary project (2022-2025) focuses on how the streaming of films and TV series contribute to transform social and cultural dynamics in Europe. DIGISCREENS examines film and TV distribution, reception, and representation in the light of the last decades’ policies for increased diversity and inclusivity on screen.

The project has the objective to analyse how current practices of digital distribution of films and TV series on global and national platforms intertwine with the representation and the reception of identities and democratic values. We problematise how European distribution policies and individualised algorithms govern public and commercial platforms, creating both “filter bubbles” and a promise of common democratic values and models of identity. Thereby the project asks how the increased possibilities for audiences to watch audiovisual content from a great geographical diversity affect our construction of identity and understanding of the other, as well as our negotiation of democratic values such as equality, inclusion, and solidarity.

By investigating digital film and TV distribution, representation, and reception in Norway, Sweden, France, Spain and Lithuania, this project discusses how transnational distribution and consumption of audiovisual content may create social encounters and a sense of global integration. By combining methodologies from media studies, anthropology, literature, cultural and political analysis, we compare how members of different social and cultural groups perceive their roles, rights and democratic participation in contemporary Europe.

DIGISCREENS is a collaborative project led by Dr. Maud Ceuterick (University of Bergen, Norway), in collaboration with Principal Investigators Dr. Lina Kaminskaitė-Jančorienė (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Lithuania), Prof. Maria Jansson (Orebro University, Sweden), and Prof. Adelina Sánchez (University of Granada, Spain).