On 1 June 2018, Gertjan WillemsEduard Cuelenaere, and Stijn Joye of the Centre for Cinema and Media Studies (CIMS, UGent) successfully organized the symposium ‘Remaking European Cinema: A symposium on the theory and practice of the film remake in a European context’. 

The symposium was held at Ghent University in the university’s cinema room. Although the central focus of the symposium was Europe, several scholars came from all around the globe to share their expertise in remake studies. Keynote speakers were the internationally renowned Thomas Leitch (University of Delaware), Lucy Mazdon (University of Southampton) and Iain R. Smith (King’s College London).

The one-day symposium was sponsored by the Popular Communication Division of The Netherlands-Flanders Communication Association (NeFCA), the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Ghent University, and European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).

The organizers are now working on a special issue and edited volume with contributions from the attendees to further elaborate on the central topic of the symposium.