Call For Papers: International Vampire Film and Arts Festival – 26-29 May 2016, Transylvania, Romania


The inaugural International Vampire Film and Arts Festival will take place in Sighisoara in Transylvania, Romania, on May 26th – 29th 2016.

From Stoker to Rice; from Nosferatu to classic Hammer onto Twilight, The Strain and beyond – the vampire genre is the world’s most enduring and influential horror genre straddling film, television, literature, theatre, games and new media. IVFAF brings together vampire media-makers from across the World in one cross-industry event – an exciting four-day programme of film screenings, book launches, readings, theatre, seminars, workshops, tours, networking events, a trade fair and parties. The Festival will take place within the walls of the dramatic medieval citadel that was the birthplace to the real Vlad Dracula and will involve industry, artists, fans and academics.

Confirmed speakers include:

Dr Stacey Abbott (University of Roehampton)
Professor Richard Hand (University of South Wales)
Dacre Stoker (Author)

This call for papers is for scholars interested in presenting their work in the academic symposium that runs alongside the Festival (in association with the University of South Wales). Proposals for single 20-minute papers or pre-constituted panels (of 3 x 20-minute papers) on any aspect of the Vampire are now welcomed from scholars working in (but not limited to) the following areas:

• Literature
• Film & TV Studies
• Gothic Studies
• Media & Cultural studies
• Art
• Fashion
• Audience & Fan Studies
• Theatre Studies
• Music

We are also interested in proposals for academic roundtables or workshops. The deadline for proposals is Wednesday 9th March 2016.

Please submit 250 word abstracts and a short author biography to Dr Rebecca Williams at

Further information and regular updates on the event, including information on the Industry Strand and the VampFest fan Festival can be found at

You can follow the Festival on Twitter @VampireFestival or find it on Facebook at


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