Conference Paper Entry Guidelines

ACMFILM invites undergraduates and alumni who have graduated in the last two years to submit original scholarly papers on film related topics.  The Conference allows student scholars the opportunity to showcase their research on topics from a variety of theoretical, cultural and historical approaches to Film Studies and visual culture. We invite submissions of scholarly papers on any aspect of Film and Media Studies that are no more than 15 minutes in length. There is no entry fee.

All students whose work is selected for presentation will be eligible for awards. Selection priority will be given to those students who will be able to attend the full schedule of events. If your paper is selected, food and lodging will be provided at no cost to the primary contact and up to one additional co-submitter, as listed on the entry form.


ACMFILM exists to showcase the creative and scholarly work of undergraduate students at ACM affiliated campuses. To be eligible for selection, the student must be currently enrolled in an ACM affiliated school, or enrolled at the time of submission. Recent alumni (graduated within last two years) are encouraged to submit works produced while enrolled at an ACM school. 

What you need to submit

Papers may be written in any subject related to research in film or visual culture, but may not be more than 8 pages in length or 15 minutes. A completed entry form must accompany each conference paper. You may email it or send a hard copy.


We will notify you by Jan. 12, 2018 via e-mail about your submission. If accepted, a copy of your paper will need to be in our hands by Jan. 31, 2018.

Selection Process and Awards

The selection committee is composed of faculty from the ACM member schools. Selection criteria includes overall quality of the paper, ability of the student to attend the full event and programming considerations.

Important Dates

Entry deadline:

Jan. 2, 2018

Notification of acceptance:

Jan. 31, 2018

Deadline to submit accepted work:

Feb. 20, 2018

Conference & Festival dates:

Apr. 20-22, 2018 at 
Lawrence University

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