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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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FM 7.2 (2016) Is Out!

Issue 7.2 of Film Matters is officially out.  It’s a 2016 issue — on the theme of filmic adaptation — guest edited by Greg Chan and his undergraduate students from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. In this issue, you’ll find the following peer-reviewed feature … Continue reading

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FM 7.1 (2016) Is Out!

Film Matters is pleased to officially announce the release of issue 7.1, our first issue for 2016! In this issue, you’ll find the following peer-reviewed feature articles: The Act of Piracy: Accessing The Act of Killing in Indonesia by Kristi Kouchakji Liberated … Continue reading

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Judging for the 2016 Masoud Yazdani Award Is Underway

Film Matters is pleased to announce that the judging for the 2016 Masoud Yazdani Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Film Scholarship has begun. Nineteen candidates – feature article authors from volume 6 issues – are automatically being considered for the … Continue reading

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