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Alphaville is a fully peer-reviewed online journal, edited and published by PhD and postdoctoral researchers in Film and Screen Media at University College Cork, Ireland. The open access journal is published twice a year, and stresses a rigorous and scholarly approach to film criticism. They publish papers, book reviews and film festival reports.
This peer-reviewed journal is published bi-annually and features scholarly articles on history, theory and criticism of film and television. Screen production is examined through a critical social and political lens. Articles may focus on a particular filmmaker, film, genre and/or cinematic theory.
Established in 1967, Cineaste is a quarterly magazine which offers a social, political and aesthetic perspective on cinema. Their feature articles provide in-depth analysis of trends, genres and productions, with a stylistic emphasis on readability. Contributors are asked to consider sociopolitical context, artistic aspects of the topic and filmmaker intent. Cineaste publishes interviews with directors, performers, writers, composers, producers, distributors, technicians, or anyone else involved in the creative or business side of filmmaking.
AFTRS Library has a subscription to the print edition, and access to an online version through FIAF.
Film-Philosophy is an open access, peer-reviewed, academic journal dedicated to engagement between film studies and philosophy. The journal particularly welcome articles that set up an engagement between film studies and philosophy, encouraging re-evaluation of key aspects of each discipline.
Filmmaker is a quarterly publication magazine covering issues relating to independent film, currently published by the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP). Each year Filmmaker publishes its '25 New Faces of Independent Film' list, showcasing independent film's emerging talent. The list typically contains directors, producers, actors and animators.
AFTRS Library holds print copies from 1994 to present, and digital access from 2007-2010.
Film Quarterly is devoted to the study of film, television, and visual media. It publishes scholarly analyses of international, Hollywood and independent films, including documentary and animation. The journal also revisits classic cinema, examines digital media, reports from film festivals, reviews recent academic publications, and sometimes explores video games and emergent technologies.
AFTRS Library holds print copies from 1951 to present.
Framework is a peer-reviewed international journal published bi-annually by Wayne State University Press. With special interests in politics, prejudice and feminism, Framework seeks to publish work from original thinkers at the forefront of current sociocultural perspectives. It follows all aspects of film and media, in any genre or type, aiming to interface academic focus with current cultural and political developments.
The Journal of Film + Video is published by the University Film & Video Association and focuses on scholarship in the fields of film and video production, history, theory, criticism, and aesthetics. Article features include film and related media, problems of education in these fields, and the function of film and video in society.
AFTRS Library has full text online access available from 1983 to present, and print copies from 1984 to present. Contact the library if you are having trouble accessing this journal.
Published by Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM), Metro is an international film and screen culture journal which specialises in Australasian & Pacific film. It also covers television, video, multimedia, the internet & radio. Metro publishes well-informed, analytical and thought-provoking discussion and essays.
The AFTRS Library has full text digital access from 1975, and print copies from 1974.
MovieMaker’s content is directed at independent cinema's audiences and artists. It features a mix of interviews, criticism, DIY techniques, festival coverage, distribution and financing tips, behind-the-scenes indie “war stories” and reviews of classic Hollywood actors, directors, cinematographers, producers, screenwriters and editors.
AFTRS Library has full text online access from 2013 to present, and holds print copies from prior iterations from the 1970s.
The Platform Papers are an informed, quarterly essay series on Australia's performing arts industry, seeking new directions in music, theatre, dance, film, television and other entertainment. Issues covered include cultural policy, advocacy, copyright, defamation, arts training, innovation, the creative economy, race relations and digital arts.
The AFTRS Library has digital access from 2004, and print copies of selected essays.
Available in its entirety online, RealTime magazine is Australia’s critical guide to national and international contemporary arts. Its scope covers experimentation in performance (e.g. live art, theatre, dance, music and sound) and photomedia (e.g. film, video, interactive media and hybrid arts). Find weekly-updated reviews, previews, interviews, opinion pieces, festival reports and multimedia content.
The newsletter of the Australian Director's Guild includes detailed interviews and masterclasses with Australian and international filmmakers. Past articles have covered topics including restoration, VR storytelling, stunt work and the ADG awards. Check out their podcast as well.
AFTRS Library holds print copies of the newsletter from 1997 to present.
Senses of Cinema is an digital journal devoted to in-depth analysis and eclectic discussion of cinema. Content includes festival reports, spotlights on significant directors, book reviews and more. As an Australian-based journal, they have a commitment to regular, wide-ranging analysis and critique of Australian cinema, past and present.
Published monthly by the British Film Institute (BFI), Sight & Sound has been reporting on the best in cinema since 1932. Features interviews with acclaimed directors, film reviews, first looks, retrospectives and more. Every decade, Sight & Sound asks an international group of critics and directors to vote for their ten greatest films of all time.
AFTRS Library has complete online full text access from the first issue in 1932.
The Velvet Light Trap is an academic journal covering film and television studies. Its traditional commitment was to the study of American film, but it has since expanded its scope to television, international media and other screen arts. Each issue covers critical, theoretical and historical topics relating to a particular theme. In 1989 the journal established blind peer review.
Please contact the AFTRS Library to see print copies from 1973 to 2013, or obtain digital access.
Popular magazine focusing on the technical side of production and post-production, including video editing and audio production, for novice and expert videographers. Surveys and reviews new technology and equipment, teaches production techniques, and shows how to get the most out of your equipment. The Videomaker website also contains a wealth of information on editing techniques and video tools.