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.

BAFTSS Constitution 

(amended April 2018)

Inclusivity Statement


Executive Committee


Andrew Moor (Manchester Metropolitan)


James Leggott (Northumbria)


Elizabeth Watkins (Leeds)


Kate Ince (Birmingham)

Ordinary Members:

Joe Andrew (Keele)

Charlotte Crofts (West of England)

Rajinder Dudrah (Birmingham City)

Alex Marlow-Mann (Kent)

Sorcha Ni Fhlainn (Manchester Metropolitan)

Agnieszka Piotrowska (Bedfordshire)

Johnny Walker (Northumbria)



Daisy Richards (PG Rep, De Montfort University)

Ana Maria Sapountzi (PG Rep, St Andrews)

Marta Suarez (PG Rep, Liverpool John Moores)

Conference 2020

The 8th annual BAFTSS conference, to be held at the University of St Andrews on 16-18 April 2020, will take as its theme “Rethinking Screen Cultures”. At a time when Film, Screen and TV Studies is placing increasing emphasis on interdisciplinary methodologies and fresh objects beyond the traditional canon, this conference seeks to foreground new directions and methodologies in the discipline...

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