FILM & MEDIA 2016:


Call for Papers & Panels


Deadline for Proposals: 31 March 2016





We extend a warm invitation to Film and Media scholars worldwide to submit proposals for Papers  of  20 minutes’ duration  for presentation at FILM & MEDIA 2016: The Fifth Annual London Film and Media Conference. We also welcome proposals for complete Panels of three Papers.


The conference will be held at the Friends’ House Conference Centre, Bloomsbury, London WC1. The UK HQ of the Quaker movement, this beautifully refurbished landmark venue sits opposite Euston Station and is only a few mintes’ walk from St. Pancras and King’s Cross rail stations, the British Library and the British Museum, and the wider delights of the historic Bloomsbury district and London's West End.


Questions of Cultural Value

The key theme for 2016 is ‘Questions of Cultural Value’, a rubric under which a wide range of research areas will be considered. As at our previous events, we will be committed to the exploration, analysis and critique of global Film and Media in a welcoming and supportive environment with  strong collegial values. Our previous events have accommodated up to 180 Papers. Early submission is strongly advised.

Conference Constituency

The conference brings together a broad constituency of global scholars: since 2011 we have been supported by many hundreds of contributors from nearly 40 countries. Speakers typically include senior Faculty, early career researchers, research students, and professionals in the media, cultural, and creative industries. The conference welcomes Speakers who wish to deliver a Paper, as well as Delegates who wish simply to audit the proceedings. Please see our website for numerous appreciations, from around the world, of our prevous events.


Acceptance Process

Proposals consisting of Abstracts of 180-200 words are submitted via our online system. They are immediately considered by means of sympathetic Peer Review, with a reponse time of 7-10 days.  We value proposals which are clear and informative, and which offer a brief and compact account of the scope of the research together with essential basic description of the media texts (films, TV programmes, etc) being analysed.


Panel Presentation and Publication of Papers

Papers will be assigned to Panels of three Papers for presentation. A 30-minute period of discussion is included at the end of each Panel. Abstracts are published in a Conference ebook. Full Papers are not required in advance, but are invited for submission following the event to be considered for inclusion in  The London Film & Media Reader 5: Questions of Cultural Value, which will be published in 2017 by our ebook imprint The London Symposium.


Registration Fees

We are an independent, professional organisation working on a volunteer basis. Subsidised by the unpaid labour of our staff, our Registration Fee includes a souvenir conference badge, bag, and pen, a copy of the Conference Programme, admission to all Panels and Keynote Addresses, a Conference Reception, teas and coffees throughout the event, an invitation to a subsidised dinner at a West End venue (to be confirmed), and PayPal bank charges.


For registration particulars, including generous 'Early Bird' offers, please see relevant pages elsewhere on this site.


THE LONDON FILM AND MEDIA READER 3 - now available for download!

We are delighted to announce that our latest ebook - The London Film and Media Reader 3 - is now available. 


It is a bumper volume of nearly 700 pages, comprising 60 essays from two dozen countries around the world.


Please see elsewhere on this site for your download.


The six volumes published so far are based on Papers presented at our conferences since 2011:











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