Film Studies Association of Canada

Association #242
Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC)
Conference dates: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 to Thursday, June 3, 2021
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add FSAC #242 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.

Congress Theme: Northern Relations

Martin Walsh Memorial Lecture: TBA

2021 Gerald Pratley Award: Meghan McDonald “Where Old Meets New: Visions of Newfoundland Modernity in Lee Wulff’s Travel Films”

FSAC is now seeking proposals for the 2021 virtual conference hosted by the University of Alberta, situated on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of First Nations and Metis people. We also acknowledge that many of us will be joining from across Turtle Island. We recognize and respect the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada. In recognizing this, we want to further acknowledge the implications of the Congress theme ‘Northern Relations’ as it stands in the very real contemporary context of continued efforts against anti-Black racism and decolonization as articulated by the Black Lives Matter and Idle No More movements. What then does it mean to contribute to scholarship within our association with the questions raised by scholars and activists, particularly in the midst of a global pandemic?

We welcome proposals for:

·      Individual presentations

·      Pre-Constituted panels

·      Workshops or roundtables

·      Screenings, exhibitions or other virtual events


These may be situated within topics related to the Congress theme noted above or on any other film or media studies topic.


This year the virtual setting gives us new opportunities to explore with format this includes, pre-recorded presentations, panels, workshops, roundtables, screenings; a combination of pre-recorded and live Q&A, or live presentations that are recorded and archived for later viewing. We encourage you to think about these additional options opened to us in planning your proposal. You may tentatively note this in your proposal but will not be held to it at this point. We will confirm your format preferences with you upon proposal acceptance. 


Call-for-papers deadline: 
January 15, 2021
Program Chairs: 

Shana MacDonald, University of Waterloo

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Liz Czach, University of Alberta


For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.