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Dr Eirini Konstantinidou

Lecturer
Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Dr Eirini Konstantinidou
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872257

  • Location

    5NW.5.5, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Monday: 1-2pm

Profile

Biography

I have a practice-based PhD specialising in science fiction films about memory and technology. I am currently putting that knowledge into my first feature filmMnemophrenia, a self-reflexive film exploring artificial memories and their close relation to the medium of film. Mnemophreniais a multi-generation-spanning three part anthology asking what-if about the impact of advanced virtual reality on human identity and society. Prior to this, I have directed and written four short films, two of which are award-winning and all of which have played in various international film festivals. I have also developed and running two film-related educational programmes: a film-based Professional Development Course for teachers and academics calledIntegrating Film in Education (IFE); and a scriptwriting system called theInteractive Writing System, aimed at writers, directors and actors, helping them develop a script through guided improvisation.

Qualifications

  • PhD (practice-based) in Film Studies, Brunel University, London

  • MA Film Studies, University College of London (UCL)

  • Certificate in Directing, New York University

  • M.A., Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University, New York

  • B.Sc., Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Approaches to Film and Media (LT121)

  • Introduction to Film Production (LT122)

  • Directing Actors for Film (LT227)

  • Independent Film Project (LT833)

  • Independent Project in Film Studies (LT834)

Publications

Journal articles (1)

Konstantinidou, E., (2017). Practicing theory: mnemophrenia – a film-essay on the future of cinema and artificial memories. Journal of Media Practice. 18 (1), 4-13

Contact

ekonstb@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872257

Location:

5NW.5.5, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Monday: 1-2pm

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