Dr Steve Jones is part of a REF impact case study focusing on film festivals, which is led by Northumbria colleague Dr Russ Hunter. The project entails delivering our research in public spaces. Since 2015, Steve has presented multiple times at Offscreen Festival in Brussels, Abertoir Festival in Aberystwyth, and Kurja Polt Festival in Ljubljana. He has also introduced film screenings and has conducted masterclasses with actor Christina Lindberg and director Fabrice Du Welz.
Most recently, Steve delivered a lecture on the slasher film as part of the 13th annual Abertoir Film Festival.
In 2019, he will return to Brussels for the Offscreen Festival where he will deliver a lecture about death on film alongside Dr Johnny Walker.
Steve will also return to Kurja Polt, where he will deliver a talk on slasher cinema. As the main focus of the REF case study, the work with Kurja Polt also entails media interviews (for national television and radio).
It has also led to Steve’s work being translated into Slovenian for publication in Kino! Journal. To-date, Steve has two translated articles in Kino!