Film terminology online conference FilmTerm 2021

Film terminology conference FilmTerm 2021 will be held on August 16th.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Conference has moved online, with discussion group sessions in Zoom.

The main goal of the FilmTerm 2021 is to present the latest terminology work in the field of Cinema. We will present free online tools and best practices for terminology work. We also aim to encourage film students and young researchers to take up the terminology work by providing a platform to network with the international community of terminology researchers. We hope to create a common vision for the film terminology research; and urge filmmakers and researchers worldwide to get involved in the development of a comprehensive multilingual database. 

The conference is organized by Baltic Film, Media and Arts School of Tallinn University and Estonian Film Database, in cooperation with National Film School of the Latvian Academy of Culture, University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy, Lusófona University, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, and The International Association of Film and Television Schools CILECT, with the support of the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.

For participation, online registration is required.

Conference link:

Discussion group link (starting 14:00 Tallinn time):

The conference language is English.

FilmTerm 2021 Daily updated program on August 16


Opening speech by Veiko Vaatmann/ Baltic Film Media and Arts School of Tallinn University

11.15 - 11.35

Shifting Focus: A Comparison of Image-related Film Terminology in Three Languages

Antti Pönni / Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

11.40 - 12.00

Terminological difficulties in writing a book on screenplay format

Veiko Vaatmann/ Baltic Film Media and Arts School of Tallinn University

12.05 - 12.25

Trouble with Theme

Lauri Lippmaa/ Screenwriter / acting chairman of the board of Estonian Screenwriters’ Guild

12.30 - 12.50

Introduction to EU project "Federated eTranslation Termbank Network“

Mari Vaus and Kelly Lilles/ Institute of The Estonian Language

12.55 - 13.15

Borrowing the Meaning: Semantics of Film and Theatre Directing Terminology

Dārta Ceriņa/ The Research Centre of the Latvian Academy of Culture

13.20 - 14.00

Lunch break

14.00 - 15.30

Online group discussion: The Future of Film Terminology

Discussion in Estonian: The future of Estonian film terminology - who needs it

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