[Filmfestivalresearch] CFP SCMS 2013: Film & Media Festivals (deadline: Monday, July 30)
ger zielinski, ph.d.
geraldzielinski at trentu.ca
Wed Jun 27 15:36:13 CEST 2012
*CFP for the 2013 SCMS conference (March 6-10, Drake Hotel, Chicago). *
As discussed in the SIG meeting we (Skadi and Ger) will serve as
coordinators for the CFP, so please send us your proposals so that we may
put the panels together under cogent themes (skadi.loist at uni-hamburg.de and
geraldzielinski at trentu.ca). We hope that this will help more scholars to
participate in the panels and workshops and to make the process more
efficient for all concerned.
As we cannot submit all panels directly as SIG chairs, in addition to your
proposal please let us know if you are willing and in a position to act as
a chair for a panel or workshop. As chair you are responsible for the
timely submission of the panel to the SCMS site. Be aware that according to
SCMS guidelines one person can only serve in two different functions at a
time, e.g. either act as chair and give a paper, or give a paper and be
part of a workshop, but not submit two papers - see guidelines at
DEADLINE: Send us by email your proposal for paper, panel, workshop, or
event by *Monday, July 30*.
Some topics for consideration (intersectional as ever, but definitely not
limited to these!):
- documentary film festivals
- authorship and the festival network
- mobile festivals, old and new, analogue and digital
- transnational aspects of festivals
- agora, protest, resistance at film festivals
- Latin American, African, Asian film festivals
- multiplatform festivals
- political economy of film/media festivals
- tourism and festivals
- subcultures, scenes and festivals
- social movements and festivals
- innovating, updating festivals
GENERAL CFP for SCMS: http://www.cmstudies.org/?page=call_for_submissions
PAPER: To propose a paper, you must include: 1) a title, 2) a summary no
longer than 2500 characters, 3) 3-5 bibliographic sources, 4) an author bio
no longer than 500 characters (name, academic affiliation, research
interests), and 5) indicate whether you would like to chair a panel. Please
also include a few key thematics to your paper, which we will use to group
your paper with others into panels.
While our SIG has been very successful in the number of its panels and
workshops being accepted, this all depends on the quality of our individual
and group proposals. For those who have little experience in writing
conference proposals, please consult the practical points at
similar sites, and ask your doctoral supervisor for advice.
WORKSHOP: To propose a workshop, you must include: 1) a title, 2) a summary
no longer than 2500 characters, 3) 3-5 bibliographic sources, 4) a chair
bio no longer than 500 characters and the names, affiliations, and bios for
no more than five participants excluding the chair. You may use either the
workshop title or a new topic title for each participant. Note: titles
should clearly signal the main topic of the proposal.
If you already have created a panel or workshop, wonderful but please let
us know! If your panel requires a few participants, please let us know!
The 2013 conference bulletin board is up. While we will be posting our call
on the official bulletin board, we would prefer that you submit your
proposals to us via the email addresses above. We encourage you to keep an
eye on it for any other relevant calls. (The deadline for bulletin board
submissions is July 16 at 5:00pm CT:
EVENTS: While we would like to retain our very successful social event at
the beginning of the conference, we would also like to set aside an amount
($100) for sponsoring a local guest speaker, especially if coordinated with
another SIG or Caucus group. The person proposing the event will take care
of administrating the whole process, once the selection has been made.
Please email to us a proposal including a short description (2500
characters max), its relevance to film/media festival studies, persons
involved, likelihood that those participating will be available and
willing, contact information, and short bio of the organizer.
Please also inform yourself of the various deadlines for the graduate
student travel stipend and waivers.
After July 30, we will consider all proposals to constitute the panels and
workshops, then inform all those concerned. Since pre-constituted panels
are more likely to be accepted than individual papers, we are aiming to
maximize the number of participants working on film/media festivals.
We wish you an excellent summer, and are looking forward to your
submissions to us in late July!
Skadi Loist, skadi.loist at uni-hamburg.de
Ger Zielinski, geraldzielinski at trentu.ca
Your Co-chairs, Film and Media Festivals SIG, SCMS
Ger Zielinski, PhD
Department of Cultural Studies
Scott House 202, Traill College
300 London Street
Peterborough, ON K9H 7P4 Canada
T: +1 705 748 1011 X6113 (Office: Wallis Hall 113, Traill College)
F: +1 705 748 1826
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