2021 Call for Proposals
Please join us Wednesday, March 17 - Sunday, March 21, 2021. The pre-conference will take place March 5-6.
The 2021 SCMS Conference Program Committee welcomes quality proposals on any topic related to cinema and media studies.
The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 5:00 PM CT.
to access the conference submissions portal. (Use your cmstudies.org username and password to login.)
Please remember that you will not be required to join or renew your membership before submitting a 2021 conference proposal.
If you are not currently a member, please create a registration account here
. The registration account is free and will allow to access the submission portal for two weeks.
A waiver of the conference registration fee and/or SCMS membership requirement may be granted in exceptional circumstances for media practitioners and artists or renowned scholars from other disciplines whose contributions would illuminate the panel or workshop topic. If chairs or organizers will be requesting a waiver for any panel, workshop, or roundtable participant, a waiver form (ONE request per submission form) must be submitted online by September 15, 2020, 5:00PM CT.
to access the waiver request form.
Note: Open call participants and graduate students do not qualify for these waivers. Artists, renowned scholars or filmmakers from other disciplines cannot receive a registration and/or membership waivers in two consecutive years.
You can read the statement from the Board of Directors regarding the decision to hold the conference as a virtual event here.
As this format is new for all of us, we created an FAQ page. If you can not find an answer to your question, please use this form to contact us directly.