Film & Audience Perspectives 18+

Sat 29 Jun, 11.30am – 5pm
Dive into the dynamic world of cinema from the audience's viewpoint as Dr Connor Winterton uncovers how audience engagement shapes the filmmaking process, and discover the symbiotic relationship between creators and consumers of cinema.





Duration: 330 mins

Certificate: 18+

In the first in a series of one-day courses exploring film theory, Dr Connor Winterton delves into the realm of audience theories, from reception studies and cultivation theory to fandom culture.

You'll uncover how audience engagement shapes the filmmaking process and discover the symbiotic relationship between creators and consumers of cinema.

Part 1: Reception Theory

Part 2: Cultivation Theory

Part 3: Fandom Theory, exploring cinema franchises including Star Wars, Marvel and Disney

Part 4: Audiences and ‘Using’ Film/Cinema


Book Film & Audience Perspectives + Film & Representation Theories + Film & Textual Analysis together, in a single transaction, and pay just £50. (Admin fees apply for non-members).


Price: £20 / £18 Members

Tutor: Connor Winterton

Booking Information:

This 1 day course will run at Phoenix on Saturday 29 June 2024, 11.30am - 5pm.

You must be 18 or over to attend.

Cancellation Policy:

We do not offer refunds for cancellations of bookings, except in exceptional circumstances. In the event that an advertised course is withdrawn, we will endeavour to give 7 days’ notice and a full refund will be made.

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Dr Connor Winterton is subject area lead and lecturer in Media Studies at Loughborough College. Connor has a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies, has lectured at undergraduate level, and has taught numerous short courses at Phoenix. Connor also produces and hosts the pop culture podcast Connor-tations, available for free on Spotify, and is also a reviewer and interviewer for the online publication Borrowing Tape.