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Friday, July 12, 2013

CFP: Film Asia 2013 - The Second Asian Conference on Film and Documentary

Call for Papers

FilmAsia 2013 Conference Themes:

1) Social Media and Responsibility; Globalization and Internationalization


As technological innovations and advances have created an ever-growing media net, and where lines have become increasingly blurred between users and consumers, questions of media accountability continue to be a constant source of discussion. Media organizations around the world are becoming increasingly socially, ethnically and culturally diverse, both as a consequence of globalization and in response to internationalization. Social media has infused itself in the lives of every young person in the developed world today. And the types of social media that we use are ever growing, evolving and changing. The way we communicate has also changed dramatically moving further away from face-to-face communication. This theme looks at how social media has been used increasingly within films, storylines, and around film and film production, marketing and distribution.


2) Connectedness, Identity and Alienation
Being connected through social networking sites has become an accepted form of communication in today's digitalized world. People can spend hours a day talking on mobile phones, on Skype, or on the Internet, which gives the impression that we are a more connected world than ever before. And communication is lauded. Because of the massive information flow we can call ourselves perhaps the most connected age in history. But is this connectedness, however, real or illusory? Quantity of communication does not guarantee quality. For example, to many sensitive people, when they call a number and hear the words "Please listen to the following options" the sense of connectedness suddenly becomes alienating. The crude mechanics entailed can make people feel suspicious, isolated, and even threatened by an invisible structure they cannot penetrate. A raft of serious existential issues arises out of this. What impact does this have on the self whose identity in the time/space continuum, in the rapidly changing environment, and in these manufactured structures, depends for its development on interaction with perceived reality? What becomes the definition of the human? And what of the awareness of the transcendent in the human spirit from which ethics and aesthetics depend for their existence? Far from being questions of the present moment, these are parameters that will dominate the central problem of human self-understanding as we progress further into the uncharted waters of a highly uncertain future. 

The Asian Conference on Film and Documentary encourages sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Film and Documentary, including: 

Film Direction and Production:  Film Criticism and Theory

Film and Literature: Artistic Correspondence
BiographyFilm HistoryDocumentary History
Archive-Based StudiesFilms and Digital Distribution (Use of the Internet and video sharing)
Anime and Digital Film ProductionFilms, Festivals, and Fans (Audience/Fan responses to film)

NOTE: Successful presentations in these streams may be scheduled alongside relevant papers submitted as a part of the FilmAsia sister conference, MediAsia.

We welcome submissions in the above streams, and propose the following three optional conference themes that have been designed by the conference organizers to inspire research possibilities. The themes are designed to elicit a wide variety of interpretations as avenues of research.


IAFOR Open Film Competition 2013, Osaka, Japan

The Asian Conference on Film and Documentary will show a selection of original short films in the following categories. An overall winner will be awarded a grand prize of $1000 and trophy:

Fiction (under 40 minutes/over 40 minutes)
Documentary (under 40 minutes/over 40 minutes)
Anime (under 20 minutes/under 40 minutes)
Spot News (International/Regional/National; under 20 minutes/under 40 minutes)
Music Video (under 10 minutes)


 

Call for Papers

Submission Process

Please note that you are asked to submit only ONE proposal of any kind to the FilmAsia 2013 Conference


Individual Presenter (30 minutes paper/60 minute workshop)


You can submit a proposal to present an individual paper or give a workshop at FilmAsia 2013 under the open call for papers. Please submit through the online system by clicking on the ONLINE SUBMISSIONS SYSTEM button below. You will be asked to create your own personal account before you will be able to upload your proposal. You can then return to the system at any time using your user name and password to edit your information and submission. Your proposal will normally be reviewed within two weeks.

If your proposal is accepted you will be invited to register for the Conference. Upon payment of the registration fee your paper or workshop will be scheduled for presentation. If you wish your paper to be published in the Conference proceedings, please ensure that a paper is uploaded through the online system by December 1, 2013.

All papers accompanying accepted proposals will be considered for inclusion in the peer-reviewed Conference journal.


Virtual Presenter

We understand that some presenters will be unable to make the trip to Japan to present their paper, mainly due to financial and/or political restrictions on travel. FilmAsia 2013 has therefore instituted a virtual presentation system to allow the authors of accepted proposals the same publication opportunities as regular presenters.

You can submit a proposal for virtual presentation under the open call for papers through the online system by clicking on the ONLINE SUBMISSIONS SYSTEM button below. You will be asked to create your own personal account before you will be able to upload your proposal. You can then return to the system at any time using your user name and password to edit your information and submission. Your proposal will normally be reviewed within two weeks.

If your proposal is accepted you will be invited to register for the Conference as a virtual presenter. Upon payment of the registration fee your paper will be listed as a virtual presentation. If you wish your paper to be published in the Conference proceedings, please ensure that a paper is uploaded through the online system byDecember 1 2013.

All papers accompanying accepted virtual proposals will be considered for inclusion in the peer-reviewed Conference journal. We do not allow presentations by video-conferencing but virtual presenters are encouraged to upload a video of their presentation onto the FilmAsia 2013 YouTube conference channel. Information on how to do this will be given to you following registration.

Following the Conference you will be mailed a Conference pack including a printed copy of the FilmAsia 2013 programme and a certificate of virtual participation.


Panel Organizer (90 minutes)

As the chair/organizer of a proposed panel, you can submit a proposal through the online system by clicking on the ONLINE SUBMISSIONS SYSTEM button below.

As the chair/organizer of the panel/colloquium, you will be asked to create your own personal account before you will be able to upload your proposal. You can then return to the system at any time using your user name and password to edit your information and submission.

Panels should have at least four participants (including the chair). All the panel/colloquium participants must be listed in the submission, listing the chair or leader as the primary author, and the other presenters as co-authors. Panel organizers are responsible for the arrangement of all the presenters under their proposed topics, and should ensure that all are firmly committed.

Your proposal will normally be reviewed within two weeks.

If your proposal is accepted you will be invited to register for the Conference. Please ensure that you transmit the submission reference number to the other members of your colloquium and invite them to register in timely fashion. Upon payment of the registration fee of ALL PARTICIPANTS your colloquium will be scheduled in the Conference programme.

If you, as the panel/colloquium chair, wish to publish a joint paper associated with the panel/colloquium in the Conference proceedings, please ensure that a paper is uploaded through the online system by December 1 2013.

If you and your panel/colloquium members wish to publish separate papers then they will have to register individually with the system and submit their proposals for review.


General Information

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by July 1 September 15 2013.

All abstracts will be double blind reviewed by a voluntary team, and authors will usually be notified of the decision of the reviewers within two weeks of submission. Those who submit near the July 1 September 15 2013 deadline will normally receive confirmation of acceptance or rejection by October 1 2013. As we anticipate a large number of submissions, we strongly advise that you submit in advance of the deadline.

All accepted authors may have their full paper published in the online Conference proceedings. Full text submission is due by December 1, 2013.

Selected papers from the proceedings will be considered for inclusion in the FilmAsia 2013, Conference Journal. This will be fully refereed in accordance with international standards.

Submitting a full paper for inclusion in the proceedings is optional. If you do not wish your paper to be included then do not upload a paper on the system.

The deadline for full conference payment for all presenters is October 15 2013.


IMPORTANT: Authors as Reviewers: A Reciprocal System
Our academic events would not be what they were without a committment to ensuring adherence to international norms of abstract peer review. IAFOR relies on a large number of international scholars from around the world to contribute to a shared vision of promoting and engaging in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue, and if you are taking part in an IAFOR event, then that means you.

As all authors have had their work reviewed by at least two reviewers, in the spirit of reciprocity, similarly we ask that all accepted authors be prepared to review up to three abstracts. If your abstract has been accepted then we will usually contact you within a week with the assignation of up to three abstracts, and ask that you try and review these abstracts within one week.

To submit an abstract now, you must first register with our online system.

Please click on the link below





ONLINE SUBMISSIONS SYSTEM CLICK HERE


Submission Deadlines

Deadline for submission of abstracts: July 1 September 15 2013
Results of abstract reviews returned to authors: Usually within two weeks
Deadline for submission of full papers: December 1, 2013
Deadline for full Conference registration payment for all presenters: October 15, 2013
FilmAsia Conference: November 8-10, 2013 

Abstract Submission Process 


Acceptance of Abstract: If your abstract is accepted by the review team and you pay the Conference registration fee by the specified deadline, your submission will be scheduled in an appropriate session for oral or poster presentation at the Conference.

Final Paper Submission Process 

If your abstract is accepted for oral presentation, you are encouraged to submit a full paper before December 1, 2013 for inclusion in the FilmAsia 2013 Online Conference Proceedings. The full article should be submitted in Word (NOT pdf). Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the submission deadline (December 1), having thoroughly read the paper for errors. If English is not your first language then this is especially important. To facilitate easier processing, reviewing, and publishing all submissions, PLEASE follow this checklist: 

  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Single-spacing throughout the document
  • Double space (instead of indent) to designate a new paragraph or section
  • No headers, footers, or page numbers
  • Top, bottom, and side margins no less than 7/8 of an inch or 2.2 cm
  • Cover page that includes title, authors, their affiliations, their contact information, and the topic of the submission
  • Title, authors and affiliations repeated at the beginning of the body of the paper
  • Manuscript not to exceed 5000 words (excluding tables, figures and references) 
  • Manuscripts longer than 5,000 words will be returned for editing

  • Graphs and visuals can be reproduced electronically


Publication and Licensing Issues

Abstracts and follow-up full articles will be published in a Conference proceedings volume to be made available online. Authors retain copyright in their work but through the act of submission to this Conference are agreeing to a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License for their work to help ensure continued global access to the work over time. All publications produced for the Conference, including abstracts, full papers and presentation slides will be openly archived eventually on the FilmAsia site.

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