Association for Media Education in Scotland (AMES)

Covers of first four MEJs
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This professional learning opportunity will take place at Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY from 1000-1530 on Saturday 12 November 2016. It will focus on the highly praised films Utopia (2015, Hassan Nazar) and Persepolis (2007, Vincent Parronaud & Marjane Satrapi) and with a screening of the former. Utopia is set in Afghanistan, India and Aberdeen and the film’s producer Chris Robb will talk about the film after the screening. The afternoon will focus on the contexts and art of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel and animated feature Persepolis so it will be useful if you have read/viewed either/both. The day should prove useful for teachers of Media, English, RMPS and Art & Design. Access to digital teaching resources will be provided.

The programme of the day is:
1000-1200 Screening: Utopia followed by Q+A with producer
1300-1530 Presentation + discussion: Teaching Persepolis

The fee is £10 for AMES and £15 for non-members. Download flyer. Lunch is NOT included. There is a café bar in the DCA but booking a table is advised. Various other venues nearby serve food. Cheques (payable to AMES) or official orders should be sent to: Robert Preece, AMES Treasurer, 10 Heatherley Crescent, Inverness, IV2 4AW
Telephone: 01463 236916  E-mail:

New: AMES e-Newsletter SEP 2016

The September 2016 AMES e-newsletter includes news of the DCA event, the 2016 conference report, SQA news, the Into Film Festival and St Andrews film studeos department public events. Download the June 2016 AMES e-newsletter.

Media Education Journal 59

MEJ 59 was published in June 2016. It contains articles on Jessica Jones, Dr Strangelove, Scottish cinema, Raidió Teilifís Éireann's commemoration of the 1916 Easter rising, an interview with Utopia producer Chris Robb, an extended review of Jason Mittell's Complex TV and further reviews of 12 books.

Framework for Film Education

This key document, aimed at film educationists and policymakers throughout Europe, was launched on 19 July 2015. To Scottish eyes it is very 'CfE-friendly' and should be a key resource for teachers arguing for coherent moving image education policies within their own schools. On behalf of the BFI, AMES is distributing print copies of the document to members and contacts. If anyone has not received a copy, email Des Murphy.