Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Film and Media Studies

The Journal of Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania

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Film and Media Studies publishes papers in English in various fields of Film and Media. The printed and online versions of the journal are identical.

Why subscribe and read

The journal publishes articles in all areas of film and media studies. Within this general area, however, we lay a special emphasis on the following topics either from a theoretical point of view or in the form of in-depth case studies:

  • newest trends in world cinema and the cinema of Eastern Europe,
  • questions regarding intermediality or media convergence in cinema and new media,
  • the relationship between image, body and sound in moving images,
  • the relationship between fiction and reality in cinema,
  • moving images in the context of the called "post medium" condition.

Why submit

The journal publishes articles addressing the most exciting questions emerging from recent researches within the field of film and media studies, its mission is to disseminate works of promising young researchers working on their PhD theses or on post-doctoral projects alongside prominent scholars and internationally acclaimed authors in the field of film and media studies.

Rejection Rate

  • 25-30%

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László Dávid, Sapientia University, Romania

Deputy/ Managing Editor
Ágnes PETHŐ, Sapientia University, Romania

Assistant Editor
Melinda Blos-Jáni, Sapientia University, Romania

Editorial Advisory Board
Edward BRANIGAN, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Ruggero EUGENI, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy
Anne GJELSVIK, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
András Bálint KOVÁCS, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
Florin MIHĂILESCU, UNATC, Bucuresti, Romania
Jens SCHRÖTER, University of Siegen, Germany
Yvonne SPIELMANN, LASALLE College of Arts, Singapore, Singapore
András SZEKFŰ, King Sigismund College, Budapest, Hungary
László TARNAY, University of Pécs, Hungary
Ginette VERSTRAETE, VU University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Language Editors
Ágnes Baricz, Sapientia University, Romania

Technical Editors
Piroska DOBOS, Sapientia University, Romania


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