Together with our senior fellows and artists in residence, and within the context of each new research focus, we explore the poetics of audiovisual images in various modes of working: The Cinepoetics Colloquium focuses on close readings and discussions of key texts building a theoretical framework for our respective research focus. As working with films – especially thinking with film – lies at the center of our work, the Filmanalytical Colloquium caters to this need with film screenings as well as lively discussions afterwards. Workshops that consist of presentations and film screenings are a possibility to consolidate theoretical as well as methodological concepts in exchange with other scholars in and outside our field. Equally, but on a larger scale, our annual Cinepoetics Symposium as well as international Conferences we organize focus on scholarly exchange of ideas. Furthermore, Lectures have proved to be a valid way of engaging in discussion with the public sphere, be they our own lecture series in collaboration with Kino Arsenal at Potsdamer Platz, the Cinepoetics Lectures, or part of the syllabus at the department of film studies at Freie Universität Berlin.