The Electric


Cine-Excess 13 at The Electric

24th Oct 2019

7th ​- 9th November 2019


Guests of Honour
Jen and Sylvia Soska (Rabid, American Mary) - Recipients of the Cine-Excess Female Innovators of Horror Award
Norman J. Warren (Terror, Inseminoid) - Recipient of the Cine-Excess Lifetime Achievement Award
​Special Guest
Nathan Catucci (Impossible Monsters)
Keynote Speakers:
Dr Stacey Abbott, Roehampton University
Professor Ernest Mathijs, University of British Columbia

Cine-Excess 13 is hosted by Birmingham City University and will feature a three-day academic conference alongside film industry panels and a season of related UK premieres and retrospectives taking place at screening venues across the region.

For its 13th annual edition, Cine Excess focuses on independent visions of excess and the contribution of independent filmmakers working outside of the mainstream to an understanding of cinema, culture and identities. These range from classic cult auteurs, such as Ed Wood, to contemporary movie makers who retain a fiercely unorthodox world-view whilst moving from the margins to the mainstream (such as Kathryn Bigelow).

​Cine Excess 13 further considers how indie directors negotiate and respond to their own cinema cultures and wider global trends, including those iconic British filmmakers who bring elements of subversion to national cinema traditions, such as guest of honour, Norman J. Warren. With the emergence of the women in horror filmmaker movement (as embodied by guests of honour the Soska Sisters), a particular focus is the work of female and minority directors operating in the independent sphere.

Screenings at The Electric include Rabid (2019) and Q&A with the Soska sisters, Prey (1977) and Q&A with Norman J. Warren, and Antrum (2018) "the deadliest film ever made."

Download a full conference schedule

Delegate fees for Cine-Excess 13 are £100/£60 (concessions). This includes entrance to the conference, related Cine-Excess screenings and industry panels.

Tickets are also available to the public for individual screenings.


Cine-Excess 13 at The Electric
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