Calling All Instructors: Judges Needed

Now that all volume 7 (2016) issues have been released, Film Matters is searching for three judges to determine the winner of the 2017 Masoud Yazdani Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Film Scholarship. For more information about this award, please see the initial announcement (

If you are a current instructor of film (graduate student, tenured/tenure-track professor, adjunct, etc.) at an institution of higher education, then please think about providing this valuable service to Film Matters and recognizing the dedicated work of an emerging film scholar, as well as his/her mentor and academic department.

All authors whose articles were published in 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3 of Film Matters as the result of a peer-review process automatically qualify for consideration. Twenty authors from volume 7 are eligible, representing the following institutions:

  • American University
  • Carleton College
  • Concordia University
  • King’s College London (2)
  • Muhlenberg College
  • New York University
  • Portland State University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Southampton Solent University (2)
  • University of Florida
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Passau
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Warwick
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Washington and Lee University

Please email Liza Palmer (futurefilmscholars AT as soon as possible, indicating your interest in serving as a judge. Materials and policies/procedures will be provided to the judging board once it is populated. And the board, as a group, will decide whether they want to work anonymously or not.

Thanks, in advance, for your support and promotion of this award, which celebrates not only young film scholars, but also Masoud Yazdani of Intellect.

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