Film Matters is pleased to announce the launch of the Masoud Yazdani Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Film Scholarship, honoring Masoud Yazdani, Chairman of Intellect, who died earlier this year. We can think of no better tribute to Masoud, who was a passionate champion of Film Matters and — by extension — undergraduate scholars.
This book award will be given annually to a Film Matters author who has published a feature article during the previous volume year. We will start with volume 5 (2014) — feature articles included in issues 5.1, 5.2, or 5.3 will be automatically considered for this award by an independent and anonymous panel of judges (active instructors at higher education institutions). The winning author will receive a book from the field of film studies, in recognition of his/her achievement.
Judging for the 2014 award will begin in 2015; we aim to announce the winner by June 2015.
Questions about the award should be directed to Liza: futurefilmscholars AT gmail.com