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First published in 2010
3 issues per volume
Current Issue:
Volume 8 / Issue 3 Free Issue
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Call for papers

Open Call for Undergraduate Papers

Film Matters, published by Intellect, is seeking papers written by undergraduate film scholars for issues 7.1
and 7.3 (2016). For more information about Film Matters, please visit:

Calls for papers are open to any undergraduate student, currently enrolled at an institution of higher
learning worldwide and working towards a bachelor’s degree in any field. Recent graduates are also
eligible, providing they submit to a call the deadline for which occurs within six months from their
graduation date (or up to a year, providing that the recent graduate is not enrolled in graduate school).
Any original piece of written scholarship, involving film criticism, history, or theory will be considered
for publication. By submitting a paper for a call, authors are certifying that: (1) they are undergraduate
students, currently enrolled at an institution of higher learning and working towards a bachelor’s degree
(or they are recent graduates of twelve months or less from the date of the call deadline, providing
they are not enrolled in graduate school); and (2) their submitted essays are original pieces of written
scholarship, authored solely by them, and have not been published in any form, in any publication,

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

Submissions should be written in English and range from 2,500 to 4,000 words in length, with 3,000
words being the ideal target. They should be scholarly in nature, with references to research formatted
according to MLA guidelines (7th edition). Essays incorporating images or that could easily incorporate
images are of particular interest. Furthermore, they should make a well-supported argument and not
simply report. Please limit your submissions to one per author, per call.

After a prescreening, submissions will undergo a blind peer review process, typical of scholarly journals.
Referee comments will be returned to those authors who progress beyond the prescreening; unfortunately,
due to the high number of submissions, the editorial board is unable to provide comments to those papers
that do not make it past this point. Authors of accepted papers will be expected to work closely with the
FM editorial board to revise their pieces prior to publication. Please include a cover sheet, which includes the author’s name, title of essay, institutional affiliation, and contact information; all other identifying
information should be removed from the body of the text, in order to aid the blind peer review process.

Please email submissions as Microsoft Word email attachments to:
 All questions should be referred to Liza Palmer (

Call for Book Reviews

Film Matters is seeking current undergraduate students to review some recent academic titles for us. The available books are listed below: 
  • 3D Cinema and Beyond edited by Dan Adler et al. (Intellect)
  • The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox by Jeremi Szaniawski (Wallflower P)
  • The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom: Borders, Intimacy, Terror by Bruce Bennett (Wallflower P)
  • Two Bicycles: The Work of Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville by Jerry White
    (Wilfrid Laurier P)
  • World Film Locations: Hong Kong edited by Linda Chiu-han Lai et al. (Intellect)
Students who are selected for this opportunity will receive a review copy of the book, which they can keep with our (and the publisher’s) compliments in exchange for the written review. This is an excellent way to build experience and CVs! 


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