The ACSN Ltd. and its website aim to advance the study of amateur cinema through pioneering scholarship, international collaborative research and practice-based projects.
The ACSN Mission statement:
- Integrate and consolidate the existing cross-disciplinary scholarship relevant to amateur film studies, from film history to social anthropology, psychology, imperial history and gender studies
- Create a forum for discussion, debate and up to date information for scholars and visual artists
- Develop templates for teaching amateur cinema studies and promote their inclusion in film and media studies curriculumExamine academic and popular responses to amateur cinema