Beyond the Frame

Canterbury Christ Church University was honoured to host the 27th Society for Animation Studies annual conference in July 2015. Bringing together scholars and practitioners from around the world, this was a major event for the School of Media, Art and Design.

The SAS annual conference is the biggest annual conference for the scholarly community internationally. Over the past three years the conference has been held at: RMIT University, Melbourne (2012); USC School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles (2013); and Sheridan, Toronto (2014).

Senior Lecturer Chris Pallant who organised the conference has been an active member of SAS since 2010 and was elected vice president in 2014. Speaking after the event Chris said:

“This year’s conference was the largest ever in the Society’s history, with approximately 140 delegates attending. While this presented a challenge for those wishing to see every paper, bringing together such a large group of animation scholars created a really electric atmosphere, and a great time was had by all!"
“The conference welcomed some wonderful keynote speakers, including the pre-eminent animation historian Maureen Furniss; BAFTA-nominated filmmaker and Head Trustee of the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation, John Walsh; Founder of Manga Video and Executive Producer of Ghost in the Shell [1995], Andy Frain; and President of the Society for Animation Studies, Nichola Dobson. These speakers brought a wide range of perspectives and insights to the conference."



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