B-Film is an interdisciplinary, international research centre at the University of Birmingham. It is steered by a multi-disciplinary committee of film scholars and collaborates with national and international universities and institutions. B-Film is defined by its research expertise, major research projects and its contribution to scholarship and public facing film culture on a local and global scale.
The mission of the research centre is to drive all areas of film-related research, to maximise impact, to enhance public engagement, to boost regional, national and international collaborations and to participate fully and decisively in the rapidly evolving field of film studies.
In its first year, B-Film has hosted the Cine-Excess conference, co-run the AHRC-funded Screening European Heritage project with the Centre for World Cinemas at the University of Leeds and won funding from the Leverhulme Trust for a project on Basque cinema in collaboration with the University of Deusto.