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2024 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference

About the Conference

The Society’s annual conference provides a forum for scholars and teachers of film and media studies to present and hear new research; to provide a supportive environment for networking, mentoring, and collaboration among scholars otherwise separated by distance, language, or disciplinary boundaries; and to promote the field of cinema and media studies among its practitioners, to other disciplines, and to the public at large, in part through public recognition of award-worthy achievements and other significant milestones within the field.

The submission period for 2024 conference proposals will begin Wednesday, July 5, 2023.

The deadline for seminar proposals has been extended to Tuesday, August 8, 2023, 5:00 PM US Central Time.

The deadline for all other conference proposals (pre-constituted panels, open call papers, workshops, roundtables) is Thursday, August 31, 2023, 5:00 PM US Central Time.

Submit a Proposal

Please login using your cmstudies.org username and password to submit a proposal.
If you do not currently have cmstudies.org login credentials, please create an account here.
All new membership and account requests must be approved by SCMS staff. Please allow up to 24 hours for this process to be complete. Thank you.

Waiver Requests

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 must be submitted online by Thursday, August 31, 2023, 5:00PM CTMore information and the waiver request form can be found here on the SCMS website.

Character Limits

Please note the following character limits (includes spaces) in the submission portal:
Titles: 120 characters
Abstracts and Panel Summaries: 2500 characters
Bios: 500 characters
Seminar Leader Qualifications: 1500 characters
Roundtable Speaker Topics: 50 characters

Three bibliography sources are required, max limit of five sources. No character limit on source fields.