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, UK

Deputy Editor

Dr Matilda Mroz, University of Sydney, Australia

Book Reviews Editor

Dr William Brown, University of British Columbia, Canada

Editorial Board

Professor Lucy Bolton, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Professor Catherine Constable, University of Warwick, UK
Dr Victor Fan, King's College London, UK
Professor Jennifer Fay, Vanderbilt University, USA
Dr David Fleming, University of Stirling, UK
Dr Kelli Fuery, Chapman University, USA
Dr Matthew Holtmeier, East Tennessee State University, USA - Conference Manager
Dr Tarja Laine, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Professor David Martin-Jones, University of Glasgow, UK
Professor John Mullarkey, Kingston University, UK
Dr Chiara Quaranta, University of Edinburgh, UK
Dr Ian Rijsdijk, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Professor Richard Rushton, University of Lancaster, UK
Professor Robert Sinnerbrink, Macquarie University, Australia
Dr Ben Tyrer, Middlesex University London, UK – Social Media Manager
Dr Catherine Wheatley, King's College London, UK
Dr Kevin Wynter, Pomona College, USA
Dr Mila Zuo, University of British Columbia, Canada

Emeritus Board

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


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://journals.ed.ac.uk/f-p-submissions/conference


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