Call for screen works—Sightlines: Filmmaking in the Academy, Issue 3

The Australian Screen Production Education & Research Association (ASPERA) is calling for screen works (e.g., films, mobile media, screenplays) for its third iteration of the fully peer-reviewed journal, Sightlines: Filmmaking in the Academy.

Following the third Sightlines conference/film festival, held at RMIT University in December 2019, this journal issue invites those who presented/screened at the event – but also opens up the call to a wider international academic audience. This issue will follow the two previous issues – see below for links – in showcasing the full range of filmmaking research that occurs in the university sector, and contributing to the development of screen production as a discipline. Collaborations with industry are also encouraged.

http://www.aspera.org.au/research/sightlines/journal-2015/

http://www.aspera.org.au/research/sightlines/journal-2017/

All submissions will be double peer reviewed, and as per the journal’s ethos of debate and discourse building, these peer reviews will be published alongside accepted works. Screen work creators will have an opportunity to respond to the peer reviews prior to publication. For more on the Sightlines peer review process, you might be interested to read this article https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17503175.2015.1133262

Submission guidelines

Films and other screen works: Please submit a preview copy via link to an online version of the work with a 500-word research statement that covers the work’s research background, contribution and significance. Please list the title of the work, author attribution/s, year of completion and duration (if linear) at the head of your statement.

Scripts: Please submit a PDF of the script with a 500-word research statement that covers the work’s research background, contribution and significance. Please list the title of the work, author attribution/s, and year of completion at the head of your statement.

Please see here for more detail on the journal’s peer review guidelines

Enquiries and submission via email to sightlines@aspera.org.au

Deadline: All works are to be submitted by 30th September 2020, with a view to the issue being published in early 2021.

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