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29 June 2017, 16.25 - 17.40
Screening and presentation of The Betrayal + panel discussion
The Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress
Session title: RE:CREATE Psychiatry: ShrinkRadio
Venue: EICC, The Exchange

22 June 2017, 11.45
Screening and presentation of The Betrayal + paper:
Bearing Witness: Autoethnographical Animation and the Metabolism of Trauma
International Conference Radboud University

15-16 June 2017
Screening and presentation of The Betrayal + paper:
Bearing Witness: Autoethnographical Animation and the Metabolism of Trauma
Session 5: Politics and Praxis, 11.30 - 13.00, 16 June
Voicing Experience: The 4th British Conference of Autoethnography
University of Sussex

12-16 June 2017:
Dead Reckoning: screening in competition,
Annecy International Animation Film Festival 12-17 June
- 12/06/2017, La Turbine, 16H30
- 13/06/2017, Pathé 1, 16H00
- 15/06/2017, Pathé 1, 10H00
- 15/06/2017, Grande Salle, 14H00
- 15/06/2017, Pathé 1, 20H30
- 16/06/2017, MJC de Novel, 18H30

2 June 2017, 11.00
Dead Reckoning: screening, “Ghost/Block/Bastler” kijvis film education programme
Vienna Independent Shorts film festival
Austrian Filmmuseum
Augustinerstraße 1
1010 Wien

27 May 2017, 10.00 - 17.00
Screening and presentation of The Betrayal + paper:
Bearing Witness: Autoethnographical Animation and the Metabolism of Trauma
Ecstatic Truth: Lessons of Darkness and Light
2nd Animated Documentary Symposium
Lecture Theatre 1
Royal College of Art
Jay Mews

23 May 2017, 18.00-24.00
It Started With A Murder + The Betrayal, screening and discussion
Panorama/Splice AV and Performing Arts Festival
Genesis Cinema
93-95 Mile End Road
E1 4UJ

9-12 May 2017
The Betrayal, screening and talk at private view 9 May, 18.00-21.00 (screening 19.00 LT1)
White Noise, Mental Health Week at Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore
London SW7 2EU

Fri 17 March 2017, 19.00 and Sat 18 March 2017,10.00

The Betrayal: screening and round table discussion
Public Engagement and Performance Conference
YHA York Conference Centre
Water End
YO30 6LP

This 2 day conference brought together researchers and clinicians from the arts, social sciences and humanities to explore theoretical, methodological and ethical aspects of arts based research in public engagement, and to discuss how to disseminate research in novel and effective ways.

Saturday 10th December 2016

1984: Music for Modern Americans: screening of 11 min
film commissioned by Eduardo Paolozzi in guest-curated programme
from Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation.
Edge of Frame Weekend:
Journeys into Experimental Animation
: 11:30am – 6:00pm
Whitechapel Gallery:
77-82 Whitechapel High St

E1 7QX


Wed 19 Oct 2016, 22.00

The Betrayal: screening
Short Film Program I Optic Nerves
9th Imagine Science Films Festival
Spectacle Theate
124 S 3rd St
New York

Thurs 6 Oct 2016, 22.00

The Betrayal: screening
1st European Short Film Festival
Babylon Cinema
Dresdener Str. 126

22 Sep 2016 21.00

The Betrayal: screening
Arizona Underground Film Festival
The Screening Room 127
E. Congress Tucson

20 Sep 2016

Dead Reckoning: World premiere in Vienna
New short directed by Susan Young and Paul Wenninger
Film will also be screened at VIS Vienna Independent
Shorts 2017/other selected events

USA, Sep 2016 onwards

The Betrayal: screening
Reel Recovery Film Festival: Presented by Writers in Treatment,
films about addiction/recovery

New York Sep 23-29

Los Angeles Oct 21-27

Further screenings:
Las Vegas, Vancouver, Houston, Fort Lauderdale, Denver,
San Francisco, Sacramento, dates to be announced.

4 June 2016 14.00-16.00

The Betrayal: screening
Shorts 4: Six of Swords,
Chicago Underground Film Festival
Logan Theatre,
2646 N Milwaukee Ave,
Chicago, IL, US.

31 May 2016, 19.00

The Betrayal: screening
Alchemy Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh

20 May 2016: 17.00

The Betrayal: screening
Backup Short Film Festival, Weimar in Poetry Film Parrallax
Facebook event

16 April 2016, 14.45-16.15

The Betrayal: screening
Altered State 2, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival

14 April 2016, 20.00 - late

The Betrayal: screening
Shorts Programme: Stranger With My Face Film Festival

7 April 2016, 19.00 - 23.00

The Betrayal: screening and discussion
Mental States: Short Films of Imagination and Mental Originality
30 Prescot St
London E1

Thurs 17 March 2016, 19.00pm

It Started With A Murder: screening

PoetryFilm Parrallax
North Iceland
Map and tickets

12 March 2016,14.00

The Edge of Experience, The Edge of Society: mental illness, psychiatry and creativity

Film screening and talk by Susan Young and Dr Khaldoon Ahmed
Precarity Centre
Grand Union, Fazely Street, Birmingham

Tuesday 2 Feb 2016, 18.00

Film screening and discussion
Susan Young, Dolly Sen and Antonia Attwood

Art of Psychiatry Society
Seminar Room 5, Institute of Psychiatry
De Crespigny Park
Denmark Hill

Saturday 30 Jan 2016, 19.00

Bearing Witness: Trauma and the Body in Film and Animation:
Film screening and discussion with Paul Wenninger and Susan Young

Imfleiger Invites, >> map
Gaudenzdorfergurtel 43-45/4. Stock/4C
Vienna (U4 Margaretengurtel)

Sun 10 Jan 2016, 16:00 ICA Cinema 1

The Betrayal: screening

New Shorts: Experiments: Leftfield and Luscious
The 13th London Short Film Festival
Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall


25-29 Nov 2015

The Betrayal: screening

Anilogue International Animation Film Festival
Urania National Film Theatre
1088 Budapest VIII.
District Kossuth ut 21.

Thurs 12 Nov 2015

Susan Young research presentation:
Bearing Witness: Autobiographical Animation and the Metabolism of Trauma

Animation and Public Engagement Symposium 2015
Tyneside Cinema
10-12 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

16-31 Oct 2015

The Betrayal: screening

Antimatter [Media Art]
636 Yates Street
V8W 1L3

Fri 9 Oct 2015, 23.00pm

The Betrayal: screening: Creepy Animation Night, Patria Cinema,

Anim’est International Animation Film Festival, 2 – 11 October 2015
Patria Cinema
Magheru 12
Tickets can be purchased online at

Sun 4 Oct 2015, 12.00pm

The Betrayal: in competition

No Gloss Film Festival
Screen 1 Block 1
The Carriageworks
The Electric Press
3 Millenium Square
West Yorkshire

2-11 Oct 2015

The Betrayal: in competition

17th Norrkoping Film Festival Flimmer
Kungsgatan 56
602 33 Norrköping

Tues 29 Sept 2015, 16.00 and 18.30pm

Carnival: screening

The Animation Dance
Casa da Animação
Teatro Municipal Campo Alegre
Rua das Estrelas
3015-762 Porto

Fri 18 Sept 2015, 17.0pm

The Betrayal: screening

Bideodromo International Experimental Film and Video Festival
32 Bilbao

Mon 14 Sept 2015, 15.45pm

The Betrayal: screening

5th Biennial Cambridge & Bedford International Conference on Mental Health
Clare College

Sun 16 Aug 2015, 15.00pm

It Started With A Murder: screening

PoetryFilm Parrallax
Institute of Contemporary Arts,

The Mall



Tues 14 July 2015

Susan Young: paper
Bearing Witness: Autobiographical Animation and the Metabolism of Trauma

Society of Animation Studies: Beyond The Frame
SAS Annual Conference

Canterbury Christchurch University
North Holmes Campus
North Holmes Road

Kent CT1 1QU

15-20 June 2015

The Betrayal: Film in competition

Annecy International Animation Film Festival
18 avenue du Tresum, BP 399
Annecy, 74013

13 -17 April 2015, daily: 10 am – 5.30 pm

Flux: research exhibition and screening
Micro-seminar and private view: Tues 14 April, 5 – 7 pm

Hockney Gallery
Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore
London SW7 2 EU

Sat 11 April 2015, 1- 2pm

It Started With A Murder: Susan Young, presentation

Creativity and Inner Vision
Acting Out 2015
Anxiety Arts Festival
14 - 18 Broad Street

 + 440115 9526 611

Mar 12: 21.15pm

Tempting Fate: screening

Animovies 2015
The Studio, Theatre junction GRAND-606 1 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2R 0C7

Thurs 5 March 2015, 10 - 11 am

Susan Young: keynote address
There and Back Again: An Animated Journey

Creative Futures: Glyndwr University
William Aston Hall
Glyndŵr University

Mold Road

LL11 2AW


1984: Music For Modern Americans: screening

Dec 11 Kino Muza, Poznan
Dec 17 Cinema Tuškanac, Zagreb

19 September 2014, 10am -6pm

Susan Young: research presentation
Animation and PTSD

Animation on Prescription 2014
Arnolfini Centre
16 Narrow Quay
Bristol BS1 4QA
Click here for information

11 – 14 September 2014, daily (Experimental/Performance)

Film screening/Nominee: It Started With A Murder

Brænderigænget 10
3740 Svaneke


1 -25 August 2014, daily: 9am – 1pm, 2pm – close

Film screening: It Started With A Murder

C the Film: Edinburgh Fringe Festival
C nova (studio 4) venue 145
India Buildings
Victoria Street
Edinburgh EH1 2 EX

14 July 2014

Susan Young: paper
Reflexivity and the use of autobiographical experience in practice-based research

C.A.K.E. 2014
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
L39 4QP

11 June 2014

Film screening: Music For Modern Americans 
(An Eyeworks presentation)

SKVER 2014
Mali Losinj

5 June 2014, 8pm

Film screening: It Started With A Murder

International Video Art House Madrid Festival 2014
Arts Centre Vanguardia
La Neomudejar
28007 Madrid  

18 May 2014, 3.15pm

Film Screening: Music For Modern Americans

(An Eyeworks presentation)
Stockholm International Comics Festival 2014
The Kulturhuset Stadsteatern

7 January and 4 March 2014

Amor e Ódio a Lygia Clark / Love and Hate to Lygia Clark
Exhibition of contemporary Brazilian art accompanied by film programme featuring screening of Beleza Tropical: documentary with Susan Young and David Byrne

Zachęta National Gallery
Pl. Malachowskiego 3
00-916 Warsaw

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9 November and 14 November 2013

2013 Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation
Curated by Alexander Stewart:

Film screening: 1984 (Music for Modern Americans) directed by Susan Young and Emma Calder

9 November 2013
Nightingale Cinema
1084 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

14 November 2013
Studio Two Three, presented by VCU's Kinetic Imaging department
1617 W. Main St.
Virginia 23220
Film + Video Series Inquiries:

19-20 June 2013, 9-10pm, 9-4pm

Inspiration, Dreams + Nightmares
Susan Young: panel presentation

Documentary Now!
A Conference on the Contemporary Contexts and
Possibilities of the Documentary

University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

18-19 May 2013, 10-6pm

The Inaugural Art Lacuna Film Festival
Susan Young: film screening # Expt. 1

Art Lacuna Space
48 Falcon Road
London SW11 2LR

18 May 2013, 10-5pm

Reflexivity and the use of autobiographical experience in
practice-based research
Susan Young: research presentation

Animation PGR
Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore
London SW7 2 EU

18 March 2013, 7-8.30pm

We need to talk about trauma and animation
Susan Young: film screening and debate

Dragon Café/Mental Fight Club
The Crypt
St George The Martyr
Borough High Street
London SE1 1JA


1 November 2012, 7.30-9pm

It takes a long time to grow young: animation and activism
Susan Young: retrospective and Q&A

Flip Animation Festival
The Light House Cinema
The Chubb Buildings
Fryer St

1 November 2012, 2-3.30pm

Trauma, metamorphosis and animation
Susan Young: research presentation

Animation PGR
University of Wolverhampton
School of Art & Design
MK Building, Molyneaux St
Wolverhampton WV1 1DT

Susan Young

Dead Reckoning: Susan Young and Paul Wenninger: 2016