BAFTSS 9th Annual Conference 2021

Postgraduate Research Poster Showcase

The BAFTSS Executive Committee would like to invite postgraduate members to showcase their doctoral research during the BAFTSS 2021 Conference on ‘Time and the Body in Film, TV, and Screen Studies’ 7th-9th April 2021. The PGR Research Poster Showcase and Conference will be online, hosted by BAFTSS and the University of Southampton Centre for International Film Research (CIFR).


We will host a display of research posters on the BAFTSS website. A prize of £100 will be offered to the research poster that is considered to be most successful by an online ballot of conference delegates. Our aim is to provide a structured yet comfortable forum for scholarly exchange, while promoting the visibility of the research being conducted within our postgraduate community. We will also host a short conference session in which delegates have the opportunity to meet the PGR Research Poster Presenters to ask questions.



Guidelines: The key to a successful poster is to distil your research into a brief text and clear design that will spark the interest of conference delegates. We are looking for a snapshot of your research that engages an audience with the broad lines rather than the forensic detail of your arguments. We are looking for a good balance between text and visuals, and want your poster to be the platform for further discussion with delegates inspired to find out more about your work.  Please see some examples of successful research posters, the winning posters of 2018, 2019, and the short listed posters and recipient of the BAFTSS 2020 Postgraduate Research Poster Showcase prize on our website.

Closing Date: Monday 8th February 2021

Please submit a draft of your poster as an attachment (in PDF format) in the first instance to the BAFTSS Secretary Dr Liz Watkins ( Please include the following details on your poster: your name, University affiliation and email address.

Accepted Poster Presentations: Monday 15th February 2021

Presenters whose posters are selected for display at the BAFTSS conference will be notified by 15th February 2021.


Submission of final poster designs: Monday 15th March 2021

Those presenters whose poster is selected for display during the BAFTSS conference will need to submit their final design as a PowerPoint Slide or Tiff File to Dr Liz Watkins ( no later than Monday 15th March 2021.

The research posters will be displayed on the BAFTSS Website. The Research Posters can be formatted as either portrait or landscape. This online forum affords the opportunity to include links to relevant audio-visual files.


The main BAFTSS conference deadline for research paper abstracts and panel proposals is 1st December 2020. Research Poster Proposals can be submitted after this date and up until 8th February 2021.


Designing a Research Poster Presentation

For specific ideas and guidance for Humanities researchers, see this BAFTSS page and the following websites: