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Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 to Friday, 3 July 2015 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUT Gardens Point P Block, Brisbane, Australia


Call for Papers – 2015 XVIIth Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand (FHAANZ) Conference in association with the Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand (SSAAANZ)

Date: Wednesday 1 July to Friday 3 July 2015
Place: Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane.
Deadline for abstract submission: Friday 27 February 2015

The 17th FHAANZ Conference invites papers and panel suggestions from scholars, archivists, educators, policymakers, filmmakers and post-graduate students on any aspect of screen studies and film history. Suggested topics for the 2015 conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Screen history
  • Australian cinema 1999 –2015
  • Realism and documentary
  • Digital media: online and mobile screen content, social media, digital distribution
  • Television aesthetics, genres and ethics
  • Sound and the screen
  • Screen theory and philosophy
  • Creative practice and production
  • Aesthetic cycles, genres, key thematic and stylistic concerns
  • Reimagining landscape
  • Production, distribution, exhibition, audiences
  • Screen education, industry frameworks and policy settings
  • Animation

Abstracts for individual papers and for pre-constituted panels (of up to four speakers) are welcomed on any of the conference themes listed above.

For papers, please submit an abstract of 150-200 words and a bio of 50 words for each presenter, using the abstract template.

For panel proposals please submit a proposal for a panel comprising 3-4 speakers (3 x 20 min or 4 x 15 min papers). Please provide a descriptive title for the panel, abstracts of 150-200 words each and a bio of 50 words for each presenter, using the panel proposal template.

Submissions closing soon! Deadline for abstracts Friday 27 February 2015

Best paper prize

The Organising Committee is pleased to announce the 2015 FHAANZ Best Paper Prize. Currency have offered a $200 book voucher to be used on any Currency Press print or ebook as a prize for the paper that best enhances the knowledge and understanding of cinema. To be in the running, submit your full paper (a maximum of 5,000 words) to by 1 June 2015. Notification of the winner will be announced at the conference. Selected conference papers will be published as a journal special issue with other publication opportunities also possible.

Paper format: double spaced, 12 point Times New Roman or Arial font.

Call for papers:
Open: Monday 27 October 2014
Close: Friday 27 February 2015
Presenters notified: Friday 27 March 2015

Full paper submissions: Monday 1 June 2015

Please submit your proposals to the following email address:

Refereed Publication
We anticipate publishing selected papers from the conference as a journal special issue, with other publication opportunities also possible.


The 2015 FHAANZ conference convenors are:
Mark Ryan and Ben Goldsmith (Queensland University of Technology).

For general conference enquires please send an email to