For 2017, Cine-Excess XI is again hosted by Birmingham City University in association with screening venues in the region. The conference component of this year’s event isFear and the Unfamiliar: Wrong Time, Wrong Place, Wrong Crowd, and considers the ways in which marginal groups and communities are constructed sources of fear and fascination in cult film traditions.
We are delighted to welcome back the iconic Italian director Sergio Martino (Torso, All the Colours of the Dark and The Violent Professionals), as our filmmaking Guest of Honour. Sergio Martino will be discussing his career as well as judging the Cine-Excess 2017 short film competition. On Thursday 9th November, he will be introducing a special screening of his influential thriller Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I have the Key(1972) at 7.30pm. This will be followed with a special concert devoted to Italian cult traditions