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Fourth Annual

Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Undergraduate Conference
Hosted by The University of Colorado - Boulder
April 14 – 17, 2016

The fourth annual SCMS Undergraduate Conference invites undergraduate students to propose papers representing their best work in cinema and media studies. At the conference, students will deliver papers on any aspect of cinema and media history, criticism, or theory. Each presenter will be assigned a 15-minute slot on the program, which corresponds to approximately 2,000-2,100 words when presented at a normal talking speed with a few visual aids. Any student who wishes to participate in the conference should submit a completed proposal form, which will include a 200-word abstract. Do not submit complete papers. The submission form can be downloaded HERE (opens as a Word document).

A panel composed of University of Colorado faculty will select 30 proposals for acceptance to the conference. All selected conference participants must agree to attend all full days of the event. We will have an opening reception Thursday evening (4/14), and all panels will be scheduled for Friday (4/15) and Saturday (4/16). Registration is free, and accommodations a short walk from the CU campus will be available at a discounted student rate for conference participants. Students are encouraged to seek travel funding from their home institutions to defray the costs of travel and lodging.

The deadline for proposals is midnight EST on Friday, January 29th, 2016. Completed proposal forms should be sent via email to ( with “SCMS-U 2016” in the subject line of the email.

For more information, please contact Dr. Tiel Lundy, at the University of Colorado.


Students presenting at SCMS-U 2014
Courtesy of the University of Oklahoma, Film and Media Studies Department
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