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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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FM 6.3 (2015) Is Out!

Film Matters is pleased to release issue 6.3 (2015), our final 2015 issue before we start on 2016 with volume 7! In this issue, you’ll find the following peer-reviewed feature articles: The Horrors of John Carpenter’s Halloween by Andrew Deacon The Production Code Administration … Continue reading

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

In honor of Masoud Yazdani, Chairman of Intellect, who passed away in 2014, Film Matters recently commissioned its inaugural Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Film Scholarship.  This tribute reflects Masoud’s keen interest in and support of Film Matters and — by … Continue reading

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FM 6.2 (2015) — Guest Edited by The Ohio State University — Is Now Out!

Film Matters is pleased to announce the release of issue 6.2 (2015), guest edited by The Ohio State University’s Margaret C. Flinn, with Associate Guest Editors Paige Piper and Matthew Roesch. In this issue, you’ll find the following peer-reviewed feature articles: Bodies at … Continue reading

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The SCMS-U Issue Is Out!

Film Matters is excited to announce the release of issue 6.1 (2015) — a special issue dedicated to the 2014 SCMS-U Conference!  For more information about SCMS-U, please visit:  http://www.cmstudies.org/?page=undergraduate Guest editors and 2014 conference organizers, Man-Fung Yip and Victoria Sturtevant, provide … Continue reading

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Judges Found!

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

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Calling All Instructors: Judges Needed

Now that volume 5 (2014) is completely out, Film Matters is searching for three judges to determine the winner of the 2015 Masoud Yazdani Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Film Scholarship. For more information about this new award, please see … Continue reading

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