Call for Abstracts: Deadline 1 March 2019


Call for Abstracts: Film-Philosophy 23:3 (2019)

We are issuing a Call for Abstracts for our next general issue of Film-Philosophy(23:3) due to be published in November 2019.

We request abstracts of no more than 500 words in the first place, and we will then ask a selection of these authors to provide full papers of around 7500 words.

Only one proposal per author please.

Timetable for Film-Philosophy23:3 (2019):

  • 1 March 2019: Deadline for 500-word Abstracts
  • 7 March 2019: Decisions on abstracts made
  • 15 April 2019: Deadline for full 7500-word papers (formatted in APA style)
  • April – June 2019: Peer-Review and Copy-editing

Please note that accepted authors will be expected to produce the final paper very quickly.

Acceptance of abstract is not a guarantee of acceptance of paper.

Abstracts should be submitted via our submissions site here by 1 March 2019:


The Editorial Board of Film-Philosophy is committed to equality, diversity and inclusivity and implements reviewing, commissioning and publishing processes that reflect these values. Film-Philosophy endeavours to be a forum where scholars from diverse backgrounds can engage in film-philosophical debates.

Posted: 2019-02-10

Film-Philosophy 20.1 (2016) Published


We are pleased to announce that the new issue of Film-Philosophy 20.1 (2016) has now been published at Edinburgh University Press. This features a special section on "Film-Philosophy and a World of Cinemas" edited by David Martin-Jones.

All articles are free and open access:

Posted: 2016-01-21

Submissions Open


Film-Philosophy is open for new article submissions.

Film-Philosophy is now published by Edinburgh University Press and remains completely open access:

Our archives before 2016 will remain accessible via


Posted: 2016-01-08

Publication and Submissions


We are currently publishing our backlog on a rolling basis. If you are an author with an article waiting for publication, please hang on - we're nearly there!

Unfortunately we are still not accepting new submissions, but we wll be doing so soon.

Thank you, as always, for your support and patience.

Posted: 2015-04-03

Article Submissions Closed

Due to a large backlog, Film-Philosophy is currently not accepting any unsolicited submissions.  
Posted: 2012-11-27

Conference: The Film-Philosophy Conference 2012


The Film-Philosophy Conference 2012 (September 12-14, London): Full programme and registration:

Posted: 2012-02-01

Conference: The Film-Philosophy Conference 2011


Film-philosophy continues to grow as an important discipline within the fields of both Film Studies and Philosophy. We invite researchers in this area to submit proposals for the 2011 Film-Philosophy Conference to be held in Liverpool, UK.

Posted: 2010-12-05 More...

Film-Philosophy III Conference 2010

University of Warwick
July 15, 2010 – July 17, 2010

The University of Warwick, with the support of its Humanities Research Centre, is hosting Film-Philosophy III: The Third Annual Conference of Film and Philosophy, 15-17 July 2010.

Posted: 2010-07-15

Open Letter to Middlesex University

Dear Professors Driscoll, Ahmad, House and Esche

The editorial team at Film-Philosophy are shocked at the unjustifiable decision by the senior management of Middlesex University to close down its internationally important and influential Philosophy department.

As an Open Access journal in the interdisciplinary field of Philosophy and Film, we publish international scholarly work and host an email discussion salon with an international membership. We can attest to the global profile of Middlesex Philosophy staff, research and teaching programmes in the work that we publish and in the debates they help to shape. No other department within your institution can claim this level of global recognition and respect. More personally, and in common with many of our colleagues teaching in Philosophy and related subjects in the UK and abroad, we have benefitted from the excellent teaching, research and events produced by members of this department.

What we can’t understand is how you could countenance damaging that recognition and respect with the dubious claim that it provides no ‘measureable’ benefit to the university. What better measure can there be than the international esteem and influence of the truly ground-breaking work carried out by Middlesex Philosophy staff? To name only one very recent example: the AHRC-funded project (carried out by Peter Hallward and his colleagues) to archive and translate the influential French journal, Cahiers pour l’analyse, which will be an invaluable resource for future research, scholarship and pedagogy in this field. The high ranking of Middlesex Philosophy in the most recent RAE testifies to the international impact and importance of the department.

We believe that the name and reputation of Middlesex University is now at stake, and it must be apparent to you that the international outrage at this decision will only increase. It is not too late for you to repair and regain this international respect by reversing your decision and demonstrating what it is you all, as professors, profess to believe in: the value of the university as a place for the open, rigorous and critical intellectual scrutiny of our world.

Yours sincerely,

The Editorial Team
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Dr David Sorfa, Liverpool John Moores University

Jon Baldwin, London Metropolitan University

Dr Havi Carel, University of the West of England

Dr Catherine Constable, University of Warwick

Dr Sarah Cooper, King’s College London

Dr David Martin-Jones, University of St Andrews

Dr Douglas Morrey, University of Warwick

Dr John Mullarkey, University of Dundee

Dr Benjamin Noys, University of Chichester

Dr Robert Sinnerbrink, Macquarie University, Australia

Dr Richard Stamp, Bath Spa University

Dr Damian Sutton, Glasgow School of Art

Dr Greg Tuck, University of the West of England

Dr Daniel Frampton, Founding Editor, UK
Posted: 2010-04-30
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