The Groupe de recherche sur l’avènement et la for­ma­tion des iden­tités médi­a­tiques (GRAFIM), found­ed in 2018, is the suc­ces­sor to the Groupe de recherche sur l’avènement et la for­ma­tion des insti­tu­tions ciné­matographiques et scéniques (GRAFICS), found­ed in 1992. GRAFIM’s mis­sion is to exam­ine the dis­sem­i­na­tion of film cul­ture and prac­tice in the for­ma­tion of new media iden­ti­ties in the dig­i­tal age. Led by André Gau­dreault, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the direc­tor of the CinéMé­dias Lab­o­ra­to­ry, San­ti­a­go Hidal­go, its team is com­posed of spe­cial­ists in cin­e­ma, tele­vi­sion and video games, the pro­fes­sors Richard Bégin, Mar­ta Boni, André Habib, Bernard Per­ron, Alan­na Thain and Carl Ther­rien. This new group will use cin­e­ma as a mod­el for under­stand­ing the evo­lu­tion of a media uni­verse with increas­ing­ly com­plex ram­i­fi­ca­tions in a pro­gram enti­tled “La dis­sémi­na­tion de la cul­ture et de la pra­tique ciné­matographiques dans la for­ma­tion des nou­velles iden­tités médi­a­tiques” (2019–2023). The group’s main objec­tive is to show that cin­e­ma, as a par­tic­u­lar­ly abun­dant and influ­en­tial cul­tur­al and epis­temic field, has entered the world of dig­i­tal and emerg­ing media, and con­tin­ues to affect our under­stand­ing of visu­al cul­ture as a whole. With this in mind, GRAFIM’s pro­gram­ming will be divid­ed into three com­ple­men­tary lines of enquiry which reflect the group’s objec­tives: 1) “Prac­tices and Insti­tu­tions”; 2) “Aes­thet­ics and Rep­re­sen­ta­tions”; and 3) “Imag­i­na­tion and Com­mu­ni­ties.” These three lines of enquiry have been cho­sen to iden­ti­fy the three main inter­con­nect­ed con­cep­tu­al fields with­in the cin­e­mat­ic sys­tem. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it the GRAFICS web­site (for­mer name of GRAFIM).


Date Événe­ment
01/06/2021 — 17/06/2021
Toute la journée 
Cycle des réalisatrices mexicaines - films en ligne et table ronde
Cycle des réal­isatri­ces mex­i­caines — films en ligne et table ronde
1:00 pm — 4:30 pm 
Les Midis du GRAFIM - 2e édition
Les Midis du GRAFIM — 2e édition
26/10/2020 — 30/10/2020
Toute la journée 
Colloque international "Immersivité et Innovations Technologiques"
Col­loque inter­na­tion­al “Immer­siv­ité et Inno­va­tions Technologiques”
12:00 pm — 4:00 pm 
Les Midis du GRAFIM
Les Midis du GRAFIM
Car­refour des arts et des sci­ences, C3061, Mon­tréal QC