The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) fosters interdisciplinary research within the areas of moving image history, theory, and aesthetics; cognitive science; and the philosophy of mind and art. The Society supports dialogue in all directions, so that every represented discipline may learn from the others. Through exchange, debate, and collaboration among moving image theorists, historians, analysts, philosophers, scientists, and artists, SCSMI promotes research into moving image media and the ways in which such media reflect, shape, and are shaped by the human mind.

From the Forum

CFP: SCMS 2017 in Chicago

By Mary Feld

The SCMS (Society for Cinema and Media Studies) 2017 conference will be held in Chicago, March 22 – 26. The CFP is now posted ( – deadline August 31), and the conference panel/workshop forum is now active ( – deadline … more . . .

Job opening: full-time permanent film lecturer at Georgia State University

By Mary Feld

Lecturer in Screenwriting and Film History The Department of Communication at Georgia State University in Atlanta invites applications for a lecturer in screenwriting and film history to start August 15, 2016 pending budgetary approval. The ideal candidate would be able … more . . .

Call for Papers

By Carl Plantinga

Below is an announcement I’m posting for Lisa Zunshine. –Carl Plantinga Members of the SCSMI are invited to submit abstracts to the first online conference to be hosted on the MLA Commons platform (for the cfp click here: ). … more . . .

Cfp “Consciousness”

By Michele Guerra

Dear all, Please find below the link to the Cfp of the Italian film journal “Fata Morgana” (as you enter the website, click on “Preview”). The new issue will be on “Consciousness”. Best, Michele