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The proposal deadline for the 2018 conference has passed, as has the waiver request deadline. This page is for informational purposes only.



The Society for Cinema and Media Studies announces its call for proposals for the 2018 conference.  Please join us Wednesday, March 14– Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto.  The 2018 SCMS Conference Program Committee welcomes quality proposals on any topic related to cinema and media studies.  

See Submitting a Proposal to SCMS: Guide for Success for helpful information on submitting a proposal.

The deadline for panels, workshops, roundtables, and papers was Thursday, August 31, 2017, 5:00 PM CST.  Seminar topics are due Friday, July 14, 2017, 5:00PM CST.

Click here to access the conference submissions portal.

*We recommend using the web browser Google Chrome to submit a proposal.

(Note: The proposal system allows up to 2500 characters for paper abstracts, 300 words for summaries, 18 words for paper titles, 500 characters for bios, and 8 keywords. No character/word limit on bibliography sources.)


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 (ONE request per submission form) must be submitted online by August 31, 2017, 5:00PM CST.

 If the panel, workshop, or roundtable proposal is accepted and the conference program chair approves the waiver, the organizer of the panel, workshop, or roundtable along with the individual receiving the waiver will receive an e-mail notification from the SCMS office in late October 2017. 

Click here to access the waiver request form.

Note:  Open call participants and graduate students do not qualify for these waivers.  Artists, renowned scholars from other disciplines or filmmakers cannot receive a registration and/or membership waivers in two consecutive years.

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