The Centre’s main objective is to support, produce and disseminate cutting-edge film and media research. A broad and welcoming church for the manifold approaches to our subject, we specialise in moving-image research that is collaborative, of high impact, international and interdisciplinary in scope.
We recognise that moving images are best understood comprehensively in terms of their aesthetic shapes, social roles, discursive formations, cultural meanings, psychological effects and/or economic realities, and best explained through attention to both institutional imperatives and individual agencies.
Drawing together scholars from across the University – including Arts, European Culture and Languages, Digital Arts and Engineering, History, English and American Studies, Law, Sociology and beyond – the Centre furnishes a lively, member-led research culture that serves as a forum for Kent-based researchers and as a beacon for the international community.
Through our journal Film Studies and pioneering research projects and outputs we actively seek to shape the field, open lines of communication with the local community and engage with colleagues worldwide