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2022 International Conference on Religion and Film

8 June 2022 - 10 June 2022

Welcome to the Conference on Religion and Film 2022! 'Visions of a Better World: Film and the Politics of Lived Religion'

The organizing committee looks forward to meeting you in Amsterdam. The conference is hosted by the Faculty of Religion and Theology of VU Amsterdam and takes place at the campus of VU Amsterdam. The conference is themed ‘Visions of a Better World: Film and the Politics of Lived Religion’. You are cordially invited to visit us in Amsterdam, to contribute to this conference, and to enjoy an exciting program and good conversations with scholars who share a deep interest in the study of film and religion.

The organizing committee,

Prof. Dr. Ruard Ganzevoort, Dr. Johan Roeland, Miranda van Holland, MA, Bilal Abou-Alanwar, Dr. Peter Versteeg, dr. Edwin Koster


Registration is mandatory for all conference participants, whether they are attending or presenting. Different fees apply. Registrants will be able to select the early bird registration fee (€ 170) up until May 1; the late registration fee is € 190. The registration fee for students is €75. To verify that you are a student, please send proof of enrollment (for instance, a photo of your school ID) to

Conference registration fees include coffee/tea breaks, attendance at all sessions, a copy of the conference program, and a small gift bag. 

The conference will start with a welcome dinner on Wednesday evening. Please indicate on the registration form whether you want to be present.

To register, please follow this link.

Call for Papers

More information about Call for papers can be found here.

Practical information

Practical information about the conference, hotels, restaurants and the city of Amsterdam can be found on this page.

COVID-19 updates

On 15 March the Dutch government decided to abolish all compulsory corona measures. This means that there are no restrictions anymore for academic activities (the only measure that remains intact on campus is the isolation for people who have tested positive for corona). However, there are still rules for travelers from outside the Netherlands (see Please check which rules apply to your country here:

About 2022 International Conference on Religion and Film

Starting date

  • 8 June 2022 - 10 June 2022

Organised by

  • Co-sponsored by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Journal of Religion and Film, published by the University of Nebraska at Omaha.


  • English

Get in touch

For questions related to the conference and proposal submissions, please contact the organizing team by sending an email.