Call for Proposals: “The Geometry of Movement: Computer-Generated Imagery in Film”

deadline for submissions: 
September 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Senses of Cinema
contact email: 

For an upcoming dossier for Senses of Cinema we are currently accepting submissions on the topic of Computer-Generated Imagery in film. Within the past few decades, CGI has become a ubiquitous part of our visual world, from international blockbusters to experimental film, from car commercials to homemade YouTube videos. The dossier will investigate the histories of CGI and consider how the technology renders and shapes the contemporary.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to: CGI as a material thing and a made object, the process and labor of its production, impacts on the aesthetics and idioms of filmmaking, crossover between cinema and visual culture at large. In addition, we welcome close analyses of a single film, scene or body of work, as well as thoroughly-researched interviews with CGI creators.

Over the past 23 years, Senses of Cinema has published academic, experimental and critical writing on film. For this dossier, we seek proposals in of no more than 200 words that contain the following:

● A suggested title
● A succinct outline of the article’s topic
● The argument or perspective the author plans to take
● Why it will be of interest to the Senses of Cinema readership
● Links to any previously published work

We will notify you of our decisions in late September. Should your proposal be accepted, a finished draft will be due in early December. Translations of final essays from French and German are possible.

Please send submissions or further questions to cgi@senseofcinema.com by September 15th, 2022.