FRAN MATEU

Audiovisual languages and intertextuality

FRAN MATEU

Audiovisual languages and intertextuality

Fran Mateu is a researcher and professor in the area of Aesthetics and Art Theory at the Art Department of Miguel Hernández University. Since his beginnings in teaching, he has taught subjects such as Theory and Technique of Editing and Montage, or Video Games and Virtual Environments. Previously, he graduated in Advertising and Public Relations, and obtained a degree in Cinematography, specializing in Film Direction. He is currently doing his PhD studies, exploring transmedia narratives in the context of the interrelations between Literature, History, Cinema, Video Games and Popular Culture. He is the director and founder of the International Elche Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX, and co-director of the International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies, with the support of the University Miguel Hernández, the Department of Art and the Massiva Research Group. He has participated as a coordinator and/or editor in books such as Fantastic and Inadmissible (Martínez Fabre & Mateu, 2019); or In a Stranger Field. Studies of Art, Audiovisuals and New Technologies in Fantasy, SciFi and Horror Genres (Martínez Fabre & Mateu, 2019). He is also author or co-author of scientific articles such as Analogies and Divergences of Labyrinthine Symbology between Film and Video Games (2017); Humor, B-movies and Cinephile Fantasy in LucasArts’ Graphic Adventures (2018); or The Middle Ages in the Golden Age of Spanish Software (2018).

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He has worked in the development of short and feature films in the areas of direction, scriptwriting, production and/or assistant direction, with over 250 exhibitions at international events and/or festivals, such as SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, or the Miami International Film Festival (qualifier for the Oscars), receiving more than 30 awards and/or nominations derived from such works, as the award for best practice in film schools at the Almeria Western Film Festival for the short film Hell West (2018), from the UMH Film School; the award to the best fiction short film at Galacticat – Mostra de Cinema Fantàstic de Ponent (Tàrrega) for the short film Hidden Devil (2017), or the nomination to the Golden Méliès to the best European Fantastic Short Film of the year from the European Federation of Fantastic Film Festivals at the Grossmann Fantastic Film & Wine Festival (Slovenia) for the short film Historia Muerta (2011).

Fran Mateu is a researcher and professor in the area of Aesthetics and Art Theory at the Art Department of Miguel Hernández University. Since his beginnings in teaching, he has taught subjects such as Theory and Technique of Editing and Montage, or Video Games and Virtual Environments. Previously, he graduated in Advertising and Public Relations, and obtained a degree in Cinematography, specializing in Film Direction. He is currently doing his PhD studies, exploring transmedia narratives in the context of the interrelations between Literature, History, Cinema, Video Games and Popular Culture. He is the director and founder of the International Elche Fantastic Film Festival – FANTAELX, and co-director of the International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies, with the support of the University Miguel Hernández, the Department of Art and the Massiva Research Group. He has participated as a coordinator and/or editor in books such as Fantastic and Inadmissible (Martínez Fabre & Mateu, 2019); or In a Stranger Field. Studies of Art, Audiovisuals and New Technologies in Fantasy, SciFi and Horror Genres (Martínez Fabre & Mateu, 2019). He is also author or co-author of scientific articles such as Analogies and Divergences of Labyrinthine Symbology between Film and Video Games (2017); Humor, B-movies and Cinephile Fantasy in LucasArts’ Graphic Adventures (2018); or The Middle Ages in the Golden Age of Spanish Software (2018).

He has worked in the development of short and feature films in the areas of direction, scriptwriting, production and/or assistant direction, with over 250 exhibitions at international events and/or festivals, such as SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, or the Miami International Film Festival (qualifier for the Oscars), receiving more than 30 awards and/or nominations derived from such works, as the award for best practice in film schools at the Almeria Western Film Festival for the short film Hell West (2018), from the UMH Film School; the award to the best fiction short film at Galacticat – Mostra de Cinema Fantàstic de Ponent (Tàrrega) for the short film Hidden Devil (2017), or the nomination to the Golden Méliès to the best European Fantastic Short Film of the year from the European Federation of Fantastic Film Festivals at the Grossmann Fantastic Film & Wine Festival (Slovenia) for the short film Historia Muerta (2011).

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