Dear Colleagues,

As chairs of the Central / East / South European Cinemas Scholarly Interest Group at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), we are pleased to announce the second annual prize for an outstanding published essay in the field of Central/East/South European Cinema and Media Studies. Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts, and the winner will be announced at the upcoming 2016 SCMS meeting in Atlanta, GA. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $500.


Any single-authored essay on Central / East / South European media published in the field in the calendar year of 2015 as a journal article or a chapter in a collected volume (chapters excerpted from monographs will not be considered).

Essay should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words (with a 10,000 word limit, notes and works cited included).

Essays must be published in English.

Authors need NOT be members of SCMS.

Submission guidelines:

We request anonymous submissions. The author’s name, essay title, exact date and venue for publication, personal contact address, and academic affiliation should appear only on a separate cover sheet (no identifying information in the essay file please). Essays and cover pages should be attached in the email as separate document files and directed to Evan Torner ([log in to unmask]) and Ana Grgic ([log in to unmask]).

Submission deadline is February 29, 2016.

-Evan Torner (University of Cincinnati) and Ana Grgic (University of St. Andrews)

Evan Torner
Assistant Professor, German Studies
University of Cincinnati -- Cincinnati, OH
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