Over the last two days, I organised the ‘Research methods in film studies‘ conference in Ghent, together with my lovely colleagues from the ECREA Film Studies Section management team Mariana Liz (University of Lisbon) and Sergio Villanueva Baselga (University of Barcelona). The conference welcomed 99 delegates from all over Europe and beyond, resulting in 63 presentations and three keynote talks: Barbara Flueckiger (Zurich University) opened the conference with an impressive overview of how she has applied digital tools for the analysis of historical film colors, Catherine Grant (Birkbeck, University of London) made a convinving plea for ‘playing’ with editing tools as a method to acquire aesthetic insights into films, and Richard Dyer (King’s College London) closed the conference with an outstanding talk on textual analysis (i.e. ‘making sense of films) and serial killing. It were two very intense, but also very rewarding days. A big thank you to everyone who made this conference possible!