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Dr Eirini Konstantinidou

Senior 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

    Autumn term 2019 - Tuesday: 1:30pm-2:30pm

Profile

Biography

I have a practice-based PhD specialising in science fiction films about memory and technology. I have put that knowledge into my first feature film "Mnemophrenia", a self-reflexive film exploring artificial memories and their close relation to the medium of film. "Mnemophrenia" is a multi-generation-spanning three part anthology asking what-if about the impact of advanced virtual reality on human identity and society. "Mnemophrenia" had its World Premiere at the 44th Boston Science Fiction Film festival in February 2019 and won the Festival Director's Commendation award. It will be released in various online platforms around the world late October 2019. 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

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Admissions Selector (Film Studies), University of Essex (1/2018 - present)

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:

Autumn term 2019 - Tuesday: 1:30pm-2:30pm

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