About this Journal

Fully Open Access

Film-Philosophy is an open access peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the engagement between film studies and philosophy. The journal is interested in the ways in which films develop and contribute to philosophical discussion. We particularly welcome articles that set up an active engagement between film studies and philosophy, thereby sustaining a thoughtful re-evaluation of key aspects of each discipline.

There has been an increasing interest in film-philosophy as a discipline within Film Studies since the 1990s and Film-Philosophy itself has played an important role in this development. We provide an important avenue for publication in the field of film and philosophy.

Editors and Editorial Board


Dr David Sorfa, University of Edinburgh

Editorial Board

Dr Lucy Bolton, Queen Mary, University of London
Dr William Brown, University of Roehampton, London – Books Reviews Editor
Professor Catherine Constable, University of Warwick
Dr Matthew Holtmeier, East Tennessee State University, USA - Conference Manager
Dr Tarja Laine, University of Amsterdam
Professor David Martin-Jones, University of Glasgow
Dr Matilda Mroz, University of Sussex
Professor John Mullarkey, Kingston University, London
Dr Richard Rushton, University of Lancaster
Dr Robert Sinnerbrink, Macquarie University, Australia
Dr Ben Tyrer, Middlesex University London – Social Media Manager
Dr Catherine Wheatley, King's College London

Advisory Board

Jon Baldwin, London Metropolitan University
Professor Sarah Cooper, King's College London
Dr Andrew Klevan, University of Oxford
Dr Douglas Morrey, University of Warwick
Professor Benjamin Noys, University of Chichester
Dr Richard Stamp, Bath Spa University
Professor Damian Sutton, Coventry University


The Film-Philosophy Conference is an annual academic conference associated with the Film-Philosophy Journal. The conference has been running since 2008 and takes place at a different university every year. For more information please visit http://www.film-philosophy.com/conference.


Film-Philosophy is abstracted and indexed in the following:

  • Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL)
  • ArticleFirst
  • British Library Zetoc
  • BrowZine
  • CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • cnpLINKer
  • Current Contents®/Arts & Humanities
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • EBSCO A-to-Z
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH PLUS)
  • FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • Meta Indexing
  • MLA (Modern Language Association) International Bibliography
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
  • Philosopher's Index
  • PhilPapers
  • Publication Forum (JuFo)
  • ReadCube Discover
  • Researcher
  • Scopus
  • Summon
  • TDNet
  • Web of Science/Arts and Humanities Citation Index®
  • WorldCat Discovery


Film-Philosophy Award