Event Time and Date

Saturday, April 22 2017, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Fifth Annual
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Undergraduate Conference
Hosted by the University of Minnesota
April 21-22, 2017

The fifth annual SCMS Undergraduate Conference invites undergraduate students to propose papers representing their best work in cinema and media studies. At the conference, students will deliver papers on any aspect of cinema and media history, criticism, or theory. Each participant will have 15 minutes to present their individual essay - approximately 2,000-2,100 words when presented at a normal talking speed with a few visual aids - on a thematically organized panel. Any student who wishes to participate in the conference should submit a completed proposal form, which will include a 200-word abstract. Do not submit complete papers. The submission form can be found HERE.


A panel composed of University of Minnesota faculty will select 30 proposals for acceptance to the conference. All selected conference participants must agree to attend all full days of the event.


Panels will be scheduled for Friday (4/21) and Saturday (4/22), with reception on the Thursday night (4/20). Registration is free, and on-campus hotel accommodations will be available at a discounted student rate for conference participants. Students are encouraged to seek travel funding from their home institutions to defray the costs of travel and lodging. Students attending the conference will also be provided with passes to the Walker Arts Center and the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.

UMN Campus

Event Categories:

Conference, Lecture/Information Session, Social Gathering