British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies

Research into and critical analysis of screen-based media are central to understanding the culture, society and economy of the new century. 


The British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies exists to:

  • promote the recognition of the discipline and represent the academic and professorial interests of those engaged in it to the academy, government, funding agencies, the cultural industries and the public;

  • encourage best teaching and research practice;

  • promote the training of postgraduate students in research.

  • give researchers and practitioners the opportunity to attend and present a paper at the annual BAFTSS conference.

The association is international in its membership and research interests in theories, philosophies, practices, and histories of film, television and screen studies.


Executive Committee


Dr Sorcha Ni Fhlainn (Manchester Metropolitan)


Dr Elizabeth Watkins (Leeds)


Dr Louis Bayman (Southampton)


Dr Bella Honess Roe (Surrey)

Ordinary Members:

Dr MaoHui Deng (Manchester)

Dr Maria Flood (Keele)

Dr Gábor Gergely (Lincoln)


Dr Shreepali Patel (Anglia Ruskin)


Dr Davina Quinlivan (Kingston/Bristol)

Dr Sanghita Sen (St Andrews)

Dr Johnny Walker (Northumbria)


Dr Eve Benhamou (FTC Rep, University of Montpellier)


Billy Errington (PhD rep, University of Durham)

Emma Morton (PhD rep, University of Warwick)



Conference 2021

This ONLINE conference took place 7-9 April 2021. The conference theme was Time and the Body in Film, Television and Screen Studies, and was   organised in conjunction with the Centre for International Film Research at the University of Southampton.  See here for more information.