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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:54

Extended deadline: AVT as Cross-cultural Mediation International Poster Competition

The deadline for entries to the Audiovisual Translation as Cross-cultural Mediation International Poster Competition has been extended to 31 March 2017 and a new prize of a one-year membership to the British Film Institute has also been added.


Without subtitling and dubbing, we would have no access to foreign films and media products. Audiovisual translation is critical for our awareness and understanding of other languages and cultures. This poster competition is designed to showcase this role to the general public and film industry stakeholders. With it, we aim to celebrate the symbiosis between audiovisual translation (AVT) and cross-cultural mediation, and share that symbiosis more broadly.

The competition is open to AVT/film/media research students and reflective audio-visual translation professionals, as an opportunity to explore, and account visually for, the capacity of subtitled and dubbed foreign films to promote intercultural literacy for the benefit of the general public. It is organised by the University of East Anglia in association with the “Tapping the Power of Foreign Films: Audiovisual Translation as Cross-cultural Mediation” AHRC-funded research network project (TPFF), for which it will serve as a public interface (AH/N007026/1).

Submitted posters should aim to communicate visually, to the general public, the benefits to be derived from subtitled and dubbed foreign films in the promotion of intercultural literacy.

Evaluation will be on the basis of each entry’s effectiveness, originality and potential impact in raising public awareness of AVT as a key medium of intercultural exchange and literacy.

Up to fifteen posters will be shortlisted by TPFF project core team and displayed on the TPFF website, for second shortlisting to six posters by TPFF website visitors. Final adjudication for the 6 short-listed posters will be on 26 May 2017 on the occasion of a Public Roundtable on the theme “Films in Translation – All is not lost” at the British Film Institute in London (NFT3), by invited panel guests including Charles Forsdick (AHRC Translating Cultures theme fellow), and representatives from the film industry and media. There will be the opportunity for the Public Roundtable audience to select one of the remaining entries for an additional prize.

For all additional details on prizes, deadlines, how to enter, and terms and conditions, please visit

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