[Filmfestivalresearch] SCMS Film & Media Festivals SIG CfP

Antoine Damiens a.damiens at gmail.com
Sat Jul 9 19:27:58 CEST 2016

Dear colleagues --

Please find below the CfP for the SCMS Film & Media Festivals SIG. 



Antoine Damiens
PhD Student, Film & Moving Images St
Concordia University, Montréal
SCMS - Film & Media Festival SIG Co-Chair
Synoptique: Festival review editor
antoine.damiens at concordia.ca

Film & Media Festivals SIG – CfP for SCMS 2017 in Chicago

To participate in a preconstituted panel sponsored by the Film and Media Festivals SIG, please submit a summary no longer than 2500 characters, 3-5 bibliographic sources, and an author bio no longer than 500 characters.

Please copy and paste your proposal into the body of the email message (and avoid sending attachments!) and include in the subject heading “Film Festival SCMS paper (or workshop) submission.”

The suggested panel/workshop titles/themes are for your consideration. If you wish, feel free to suggest another! We are providing this service to help coordinate the papers of the SIG members so that a maximum number have the best chance of being selected to participate in the conference; this has proven to be a very successful tactic.

Suggested panel and workshop themes:

·      Languages and festivals: linguistics, written festival, translation

·      Festival cities

·      Videographic approaches to film festivals

·      Festival paratexts

·      Beyond film festivals: interdisciplinarity at international festivals, crossovers

·      International exhibition, film’s varied economies

·      Festivals and museum/academia: alternative sites

·      Politics and film festivals. How do national or international politics shape or attempt to influence film festivals today or in the past?

·      Regional festivals in a global context. Global cinemas in regional contexts.

·      Online/offline film festivals and the emergence of digital curation (such as NYFF’s partnership with Mubi) - supplement or future festival format?

·      Festivals and their publics. On the question of the festival audience and cinephilia

·      Teaching film festivals

·      Festival studies’ methodologies

·      Alternative historiographies / archival practices of / at festivals


How to submit?

Please copy and paste proposal into the body of the email message (and avoid sending attachments!) and include in the subject heading “Film Festival SCMS paper (or workshop) submission.”


Email proposal to co-chairs and graduate student representative of the Film and Media Festivals SIG:

Michael Talbott (michael.talbott at castleton.edu <mailto:michael.talbott at castleton.edu>)

Antoine Damiens (antoine.damiens at concordia.ca <mailto:antoine.damiens at concordia.ca>)

Beth Tsai (peijen.tsai at stonybrook.edu <mailto:peijen.tsai at stonybrook.edu>)


Deadline: August 1st, 2016

The titles for each panel/workshop will have to be refined once we have received your proposals and they have been sorted according to some compelling theme. Only the designated panel chair may submit the final panel/workshop proposal for all its members.


For tips how to prepare and submit a successful proposal or a panel see the SCMS website at http://www.cmstudies.org/?page=call_for_submissions <http://www.cmstudies.org/?page=call_for_submissions>

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