ISSN: 17503175
Online ISSN: 17503183
First published in 2007
3 issues per volume
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Studies in Australasian Cinema is an international refereed scholarly journal devoted to the cinema of, and film scholarship from, the Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific region. We would like to announce a call for papers for the following issue:

7.3 Open Issue CALL FOR PAPERS
Edited by Anthony Lambert
Email: anthony.lambert@mq.edu.au

The journal features academic articles focusing on current and historical trends, representations, themes, styles, debates and scholarly work from across the region's rich cinema culture: What shapes, and has shaped the contemporary film-making landscape in the region? How do recent films made in the region engage with the current Australasian and global socio-political context? What theoretical and critical discussions of cinema are, and have been in the past, the most visible in Australasia? What policies, practices, modalities and technologies define Australasian cinema?

Topics on any aspect of the above might include, but are not limited to:
- Cinema and postcolonialism
- 'National' cinemas
- Australasian independent film-making and films/television
- Australasian global commercial film-making and films
- The representation of the region, specific countries, cultures and its peoples in global cinema
- The local and international work of Australasian writers, directors, and actors
- Reception of Australasian films in the region and around the world – Reception of global films in Australasia
- Past and present cinema audiences – New approaches to Australasian film history
- Australasian film theory
- The teaching of film and screen culture in Australasia
- Short films, Government film-making, Experimental film and Amateur film making

Final submissions to this issue close on October 31st, 2013.

Forthcoming issues:

Issue 7.1 (June 2013) Open Issue
Edited by Anthony Lambert

Issue 7.2 (September 2013) Decolonizing Screens

Edited by Felicity Collins and Jane Landman

Email: F.Collins@latrobe.edu.au

The editor of Studies in Australasian Cinema is Anthony Lambert. 
Contact: Dr. Anthony Lambert,
Media, Music Communication and Cultural Studies (MMCCS),
Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia 2109.
Telephone: +61 (0) 28502148
 
We also welcome suggestions for themed or special issues of the journal. Submission for issues can be made directly to the editors as above or via the journal link: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/article-sub/ 
 
General Information
Studies in Australasian Cinema is an international refereed scholarly journal devoted to cinema from the Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific region. The journal features academic articles focussing on current and historical trends, representations, themes, styles, debates and scholarly work from across the region's rich cinema culture: What shapes, and has shaped the contemporary filmmaking landscape in the region? How do recent films made in the region engage with the current Australasian and global socio-political context? What theoretical and critical discussions of cinema are, and have been in the past, the most visible in Australasia? What policies, practices, modalities and technologies define Australasian cinema at this moment in time?
Primary topics:

- Cinema and postcolonialism
- 'National' cinemas
- Australasian independent film making and films
- Australasian global commercial film making and films
- The representation of the region and its peoples in global cinema

Other topics:
- The local and international work of Australasian writers, directors, and actors
- Reception of Australasian films in the region and around the world
- Reception of global films in Australasia
- Past and present cinema audiences
- New approaches to Australasian film history
- Australasian film theory
- The teaching of film in Australasia
- Short films
- Government film making
- Experimental film
- Amateur film making
 
The Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific regions are home to many Indigenous nations and immigrant cultures from all around the world. Studies in Australasian Cinema will maintain an emphasis on this diversity with a special interest in postcolonial politics and contexts. Studies in Australasian Cinema pays equal heed to articles addressing independent and/or 'local' films and discussions of global commercial films produced and/or screened in the region. Interest in independent cinema's challenge to mainstream views will run alongside recognition of the complexity and cultural potency of commercial popular film.
 
Major Papers (5000-7000 words) should include original work of a research and/or developmental nature and/or proposed new methods that are clearly and thoroughly presented and argued; in exceptional cases longer articles may be considered. Shorter items (1000-2500 words) include: reports on film festivals; reports on conferences; and book reviews.

Book Reviews 

Studies in Australasian Cinema, is pleased to announce an open call for reviews of books, themed issues of journals, conferences, doctoral theses and special edition DVD releases pertaining to the cinemas of Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. We encourage reviews that reflect the diversity of themes in current scholarship including, but not limited to, postcolonial politics and contexts, indigenous filmmaking, screen adaptations, reception studies, national and transnational cinemas, transmedia and industries, technologies, ecologies  and economies of cinema. Reviews must be no longer than 2000 words and adhere to the Intellect Books style guide. Submissions may be made at any time.
 

Questions, suggestions, submissions and requests for review copies should be directed to the editor.

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