Call for Documentary/Activist Films, Video Art Projects and Activist Talks

11th Annual IIPPE Conference – 12–19 September 2021, online

The Pandemic and the Future of Capitalism: On the Political Economy of our Societies and Economies

The Committee on Activism at the International Initiative for the Promotion of Political Economy (IIPPE) is inviting submissions of film and video art projects, and activist talks for our next annual conference.

IIPPE is one of the largest international networks of heterodox political economists with a critical approach to neoliberal capitalism. The IIPPE Committee on Activism aims to provide a platform through which academics, artists, filmmakers and activists who are working for a more just and equal world can meet, share and discuss their work and establish collaborations.

The Committee on Activism programme will run in parallel with the academic conference and is open to a variety of formats, including film screenings, discussions, performances or more conventional academic papers. We are looking for projects and initiatives that offer a critical engagement with economics and capitalism, including but not limited to ecological, decolonial, feminist, labour, migrant and marginalised perspectives. Work that deals with the Covid crisis and its multiple repercussions in social, political and environmental spheres is also encouraged.

Documentary filmmakers and video artists are invited to submit work of around 20 – 90 minutes duration, to be screened followed by a discussion. Please include a preview link with your abstract. Activist presentations or workshops may be of a similar duration. Films which do not have English as their main language must have English subtitles. Work will be screened as a digital video file, and the creator of the work or a representative with significant involvement in research or production must be present for the discussion session.

Please submit your proposal by May 15, 2021, via the Electronic Proposal Form (EPF), which can be found at

On the EPF, please to select “Committee on Activism” under the section “Tick the Group pertinent to your Proposal”. The EPF will be closed on May 15, and notification of acceptances will be sent out by May 31. If you have any questions, please contact

We hope to see you in September.

IIPPE Committee on Activism

No Replies to "Call for Documentary/Activist Films, Video Art Projects and Activist Talks"

    Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.