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Call for Submissions, Issue 104 The Art Film


Issue 104 Call for Submissions: The Art Film

In the last few years, a revival of the art film is evident in films like Glazer’s Zone of Interest, Kaurismäki’s Fallen Leaves, Wenders’ A Perfect Day, Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall, and even, one might argue, last year’s blockbusters, Gerwig’s Barbie and Nolan’s Oppenheimer. The resurgence of the art film is significant as it extends beyond commercialism, considering authorship, style, a personal voice, often challenging the audience to participate and engage in an active way. It also attests to a cinema that still attracts an audience willing and eager to experience a screening in a theatre.

In the next issue, we welcome submissions on the subject of the art film, past and present, considering the permeable boundaries between art and entertainment.



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.