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Calling All Instructors: Judges Needed

Film Matters is searching for three judges to determine the winner of the 2018 Masoud Yazdani Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Film Scholarship. For more information about this award, please see the initial announcement (http://www.filmmattersmagazine.com/2014/09/02/announcing-the-masoud-yazdani-award-for-excellence-in-undergraduate-film-scholarship/). If you are a current instructor … Continue reading

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FM 8.3 (2017) Is Out!

Film Matters is pleased to announce that its last issue of the 2017 volume year is now out.  In this issue, you will find the following peer-reviewed feature articles: A Forced Silence: The Hidden Homonormativity Surrounding Carol by Isabella Luizzi The Revival of … Continue reading

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FM 8.2 (2017) Now Out!

Film Matters is pleased to announce the release of FM 8.2 (2017) — guest edited by Matthew Sorrento and undergraduate students from Rutgers University-Camden. In this issue, you’ll find the following features/featurettes: Beyond Morricone: The Other Italian Film Composers by George Kristian Kubrick Becoming: An Interview … Continue reading

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FM 8.1 (2017) Has Been Released!

Film Matters is pleased to usher in our volume 8 year with FM 8.1 (2017) — and with a fabulous cover! In this issue, you’ll find the following peer-reviewed feature articles: Rethinking Racialized Cinema: A Critical Examination of Representations of Afro-Brazilians in … Continue reading

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Announcing the Winner of the 2017 Film Matters Masoud Yazdani Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Film Scholarship

Film Matters is very pleased to announce the winner of the third annual Masoud Yazdani Award, Ouma Amadou, for her FM 7.3 (2016) article, “Constructing (Black) Girlhood: Americanization, Assimilation, and Ambivalence.” Ouma is a student at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she studies film. Her … Continue reading

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Introducing the 2017 Masoud Yazdani Award Judges

Judging for the 2017 Masoud Yazdani Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Film Scholarship is now underway thanks to the hard work of the following volunteer judges: Kelli Fuery is assistant professor of Film and Media Studies at Chapman University’s Lawrence … Continue reading

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2017 Judges Found!

Film Matters is happy to report that we have found our three judges for the 2017 Masoud Yazdani Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Film Scholarship. Many thanks to all who offered! And we look forward to announcing the winner toward the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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FM 7.3 (2016) Has Arrived!

Film Matters is pleased to announce that issue 7.3 is officially out.  It’s our last 2016 issue — and a big one, at that! Here, you’ll find the following peer-reviewed feature articles: Constructing (Black) Girlhood: Americanization, Assimilation, and Ambivalence by Ouma Amadou … Continue reading

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Announcing the Winner of the 2016 Film Matters Masoud Yazdani Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Film Scholarship

Film Matters is very pleased to announce the winner of the second annual Masoud Yazdani Award, Nace Zavrl, for his FM 6.3 (2015) article, “Spectatorship and Synchronous Sound Before the Transition: A Contextual Analysis of Chronophone, Phonofilm, and Movietone Shorts.” Nace will be … Continue reading

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