CFP: Film and Philosophy

Volume 26, 2022


Deadline: June 30th 2021


Film and Philosophy publishes peer-reviewed articles about film from a philosophical perspective. Established in 1994, it is published annually by the Society for the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts (SPSCVA). 


Membership services for SPSCVA, and publishing services for Film and Philosophy, are provided by the Philosophy Documentation Center.


Indexing: Film and Philosophy is indexed by ERIH PLUS, the International Index to Film Periodicals, MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher’s Index, PhilPapers, and other services.


ISSN 1073-0427 (print)

ISSN 2643-9239 (online)





The journal welcomes original submissions from every philosophical perspective on topics related to film. The journal will consider articles from graduate students and encourages submissions from women and minorities to reflect the diversity of our community.

Manuscripts should be 5000-7500 words (plus end notes) in length. All articles should be formatted in Word and follow APA style guidelines. They should be accompanied by a 150 word abstract and prepared for blind review. 

Submissions should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Please include a current postal address, institutional affiliation, and email address in a separate document.

All submissions and editorial correspondence should be sent to


Book reviews:

Effective with Volume 26, Film and Philosophy is accepting timely reviews on books about film, film and philosophy, film criticism, and the film industry. Reviews should be approximately 2500 to 3000 words in length.


Film reviews and criticism:

Effective with Volume 26, Film and Philosophy is accepting reviews of recent films as well as short pieces of criticism. Reviews should be approximately 2500 to 3000 words in length.


If you have any questions about submissions, please contact our editor, Laura T. Di Summa at


CFP: SPSCVA & Film and Philosophy Workshop


July 9th and 10th, 2021


The Society for the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts (SPSCVA) together with Film and Philosophy are sponsoring an online workshop to take place on July 9 - 10, 2021. 

We are open to submissions from scholars outside of philosophy in order to promote interdisciplinary discussion. We also strongly encourage submissions from women and minorities and from junior and new members of the SPSCVA. 

Interested participants are invited to submit detailed abstracts (500 to 800 words in length) for individual presentations as well as panel proposal. We encourage participants to focus on current topics of interest such as, but not limited to:


  • The representation of race in film

  • Online streaming VS in-person screening

  • Animation

  • The relationship between film criticism and philosophy

  • Contemporary directors

  • TV series


Proposals should be prepared for blind review and submitted no later than April 15th. All submissions should be sent to


Accepted authors will be notified by April 30th and will be asked to provide a finalized copy of their paper by June 15th. Papers will be presented and discussed in a pre-read workshop format:


  • Participants will commit to read all accepted papers prior to the workshop

  • The author will have 10 minutes to introduce the paper; the introduction will be followed by brief comments by an assigned commentator; the remaining portion of the session will be dedicated to Q&A


Interested commentators, chairs, and tech chairs should reach out to co-Chairs Laura T. Di Summa at and John Dyck at

Selected papers and panels will be considered for publication in Film and Philosophy.