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CALL FOR WORKS- Sightlines: Filmmaking in the Academy Journal Issue 6

Updated: Jan 31

Submission due date extended - New due date 19 February 2024

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

Following the fourth Sightlines conference/film festival, held in Adelaide at UniSA, in June 2023, ASPERA invites submissions from those who presented/screened at the event and also opens up the call to include the wider international academic community. Issue Six builds on the work of the previous five issues (see below for links) in showcasing the full range of filmmaking research that occurs in the university sector, thereby contributing to the development of screen production as a research discipline. Screen production research works that are the result of collaborations with industry are also encouraged.

All submissions will be double peer reviewed, and, in alignment with the journal’s ethos of open debate and discourse building, anonymised 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:

N.B. Sightlines Issue Six will not be including creative practice research previously made public and framed as a research output aside from conference or symposium presentations. Work submitted for this issue cannot have been published as research (in journals, public research awards, or public research showcases for example) prior to submission for publication in Sightlines journal.

Submission guidelines

Please complete the form at with details of the work, a URL or download link (e.g. from One Drive or similar) for both the work you are submitting for consideration and your research statement of up to 1500 words covering the work’s research background, contribution and significance. Statements need to use Chicago author date for referencing. A style guide for this format is available at Please ensure that the full details of all included references are provided.

You will also be required to list the title of the work, author attribution/s, year of completion and duration (if linear) in the submission form.

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

Deadline: All works are to be submitted by 19 February 2024, with a view to Issue Six being published in mid-2024.



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