Film Matters is an exciting film magazine, celebrating the work of undergraduate film scholars. It is published three times a year, by students and for students, and each issue contains feature articles, as well as a healthy reviews section. In addition, with an undergraduate audience in mind, Film Matters will include occasional service-oriented pieces, such as profiles of film studies departments, articles that engage the undergraduate film studies community and prepare students for graduate study in this field, and resources and opportunities that undergraduate scholars can pursue. In an effort to give undergraduate scholars real-world, applied learning experiences, all Film Matters feature submissions will undergo a peer review process (typically managed by undergraduate film and media students).

The views and opinions of all posts, including reviews and interviews, are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect those of the editors, the editorial board, or the advisory board.

Film Matters is published by Intellect with support from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.


Liza Palmer, University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA
palmerl AT uncw.edu

Tim Palmer, University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA
palmert AT uncw.edu

Videographic Essay Editors

Allison de Fren, Adam Hart, Christina Peterson, and Maurizio Viano

Assistant Editor

Megan Dawkins


Lydia Plantamura

Advisory Board

  • Christine Becker, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • Kelley Conway, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Alastair Phillips, University of Warwick, UK
  • Ryan Prout, Cardiff University, UK
  • Christopher Sieving, University of Georgia, USA
  • Katherine Spring, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
  • Frank P. Tomasulo, Pace University, USA
  • Jonathan Walley, Denison University, USA
  • Guy Westwell, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • Scott Wilson, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand

Editorial Board, Spring 2017

  • Lizzie Bankowski
  • Tayler Camplin
  • Chandler Mackenzie Comes
  • Michael Edwards Jr.
  • Kenneth L. Freyer
  • Bobby Hartman
  • Natalie Hawkins
  • Claire Kalb
  • Megan Kiss
  • Jeremy Meyers
  • Kimberly Mariah Smallwood
  • Chamberlain Staub
  • Stephanie L. Triplett
  • Emmett Williams
  • Kelli Wofford

Videographic Essay Editorial Board (Issue 1)

  • Faculty advisors
    • Tracy Cox-Stanton
    • Corey Creekmur
    • Patrick Keating
    • Christina Peterson
    • Michael Talbott
    • Maurizio Viano
  • Undergraduate editors
    • Ariana Brinckerhoff
    • César Martínez
    • Matthew O’Connell
    • Dana Stopler

Guest Editorial Board, Rutgers University-Camden (Issue 8.2)

  • Matthew SorrentoGuest Editor-in-Chief
  • Melissa Webb, Graduate Assistant Editor
  • Marcus Biddle
  • Joseph Ciurlino
  • Kasha Farmer
  • Constantine Frangos
  • Mark Heaton
  • Keanu Ibarrando
  • George Kristian
  • Matt Mena
  • Connor Rothstein
  • April Smith

Past Editorial Boards