Call for Submissions

For an upcoming dossier for Senses of Cinema we are currently accepting submissions on the topic of Computer-Generated Imagery. 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 can 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.
  • close analyses of a single film, scene or body of work
  • well-researched interviews with CGI creators. 

Peer review is available for academic papers and translations from French and German are possible. 200 word proposals can be sent to and should succinctly state:

  1. A suggested title
  2. What your article will be about
  3. The argument or perspective you plan to take
  4. Why it will be of interest to the Senses readership
  5. Links to any previously published work you have written

The deadline for proposals is September 1, 2022, with notifications of acceptance sent out by late September. Commissioned works will need to be delivered to the editor by December 1, 2022. Contributions will have to adhere to our Style Guide. Additionally, Senses of Cinema is a labour of love, which means we do not have the funds to pay contributors. Please note that by submitting a proposal for consideration you agree to the terms and conditions set out in our Writers’ Agreement.