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[Commlist] JSTA · Open Call for audiovisual essay submissions (always open)

Thu Jan 21 16:17:27 GMT 2021

Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts (SCOPUS-indexed)

Open Call for audiovisual essay submissions (always open)
[No payment from the authors will be required.]


JSTA aims to create a conceptual discussion around the audiovisual essay, not only as a creative process but also as a pedagogical and academic tool, to generate concepts and criteria for evaluation and scientific consideration. (Please see a version of our first audiovisual essay here).

Therefore, JSTA is open to submissions of original audiovisual essays made with films, excerpts and other moving images. Works can have up to 15 minutes and should provide original insights in areas such as film and audiovisual studies; media studies; contemporary art; social sciences. Works submitted should not have been proposed to any other academic publication, despite the possibility of dissemination in other circuits. The call will not be restricted to academic practitioners but the process of evaluation will follow its procedures.

Each audiovisual essay should be accompanied by a research statement by the author (up to 1500 words), articulating research aims and the process of work. Each work will be submitted to an open peer-review process, in which audiovisual essay and author’s statement will be published alongside the reviewers’ critical evaluations of the work. After the submission acceptance, the author will be asked to provide a printable version of the audiovisual essay (selecting around 20 frames of the original work).

Submissions should have:
- a video file (MP4, with H264 codec), no longer than 15 minutes and with less than 500 Mb,
- a word document with the research statement (up to 1500 words).

Possible working topics:
-The use of sound in mise-en-scène;
-Cinema and technology;
-Poetics of time and space;
-Movement, ambience and colour;
-Editing based film criticism;
-The history of cinema and its rhymes;
-Gestures and techniques of the audiovisual essay;
-Desktop cinema;
-The intersection of film and visual arts;
-New paths of contemporary cinema;
-Films inside films and cinematic universe clashes;
-Audiovisual essay as a pedagogical tool;
-Audiovisual essay and practice-based research.

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