(The membership year runs from September 1-August 31 regardless of when one joins.)
NOTE: Membership payments received June 1 or after will be applied to the upcoming membership year. If you are not a member for the current membership year your membership will not start until September 1.
Individual members of the Society receive four issues of Cinema Journal per membership year, access to the members' area, and all relevant mailings issued by SCMS. Members are invited to attend and participate in the annual conference and may submit essays for publication in Cinema Journal.
Institutional members receive Cinema Journal, access to the members’ area of the website, e-newsletters and announcements, and a profile page. Institutional members will also be identified on this webpage, listed in our annual conference program and in future issues of Cinema Journal. In addition, institutional members are invited to provide us with logos and links to their homepages to showcase their programs and activities throughout this website.
The temporary membership is a 30-day non-renewable membership with limited access intended for individuals interested in applying to the annual conference before becoming full members. Only full members of SCMS are allowed to present at the annual conference.
NOTE: Individual and Institutional members residing outside the U.S.A will pay slightly higher annual dues reflecting the cost of shipping issues of Cinema Journal outside the United States.
If you experience any of the following issues:
(1) Your account is suspended
(2) Your membership has expired
(3) You don't remember your username and/or password
(4) You're unsure if you already have a profile in the system
(5) You need to have your temporary membership reset to submit a proposal
Please contact the SCMS office for assistance.
Please STOP and read the statements above before selecting your membership type. By creating a duplicate profile to access the website and/or proposal database your profile will not be approved and will delay your access to the proposal system.