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Call for Submissions, Issue 102



Towards the end of the 20th C Susan Sontag wondered if the cinema, the quintessential 20th C art form, would survive to produce great films that would elicit a sense of wonder and excitement.  Leaving 2020 aside, the last twenty years has produced great cinematic achievements to celebrate.  This issue is devoted to those films that inspire one to discuss their centrality to life.

We also invite assessments of 20th C films that deserve revaluation.

Submissions or queries to Richard Lippe at rlippe@yorku.ca or Florence Jacobowitz at fjacob@yorku.ca.

Deadline: April 30, 2021



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.