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Call for Submissions, Issue 101

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: CINEACTION 101

The next issue will focus on two themes:

Film and Radical Politics in the Global Crisis

A plague stalks the world and economies are collapsing. Are we forced to imagine the end of the world and the end of capitalism? What is the relationship of film and media to this terrifying live spectacle? How is it represented? What place and responsibility for radical films and filmmakers? What possible transformative or disastrous outcomes in this moment of contradiction and crisis?

Films and filmmakers have a long history of involvement in moments of social conflict and change, war and revolution. Soviet filmmakers in the Russian revolution, Renoir and the French Popular Front, the avant-garde cinema from Surrealism on, the Hollywood Reds and the blacklist, the NFB in WWll, anti-fascism and Neo-Realism, the Third Cinema of anti-colonial struggles from the fifties on, the enduring impact in both documentary and fiction of the social movements of the sixties and the many New Lefts and more… What is the current state of this radical lineage, what contemporary explorations, what changed role for film and media now. Open to a wide range of subjects and perspectives.

Horror Films

The horror genre remains enduringly popular, especially in this apocalyptic moment, and often politically challenging, in films and television all over the world. We welcome submissions on the genre, particular films, directors, from any national, aesthetic or political perspective.

Submissions or queries to Scott Forsyth, sforsyth@yorku.ca or cineaction@cineaction.ca

Deadline: September 1, 2020

 


 

Contributors should respond to Calls for Submission on specific themes. We also welcome submissions independent of these themes on all subjects of interest to international film and media spectators, critics and scholars. We expect contributors will be engaged with the politics of film and culture and encourage debate and argument. Articles should be written in a style that is lucid and accessible.  Our audience includes university scholars but we reach beyond the academy to all readers interested in the pleasures and complexities of the cinema.

Submissions may be short reviews of films or film books, up to 2000 words, review essays or longer historical or theoretical discussions preferably no more than 6000 words.

Notes should be used sparingly. Citations should be included in endnotes following the format recommended in The Chicago Manual of Style. Initial mention of a film should be followed by year of distribution in brackets.

Please include a one or two line bio.

Submissions and queries to cineaction@cineaction.ca.

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