The Center for Film and Moving Image Research housed at the Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University and published by the University of Michigan Press has launched the inaugural issue of the Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Image.

Global Storytelling is a peer-reviewed, biannual journal that serves as an international and interdisciplinary forum for intellectual debates concerning the politics, economics, culture, media and technology of the moving image. The new journal emphasizes storytelling as a particular field of inquiry and covers modes ranging from narrative features to documentaries, journalistic videos, personal essays, broadcast series and serial dramas, and user-generated content.

“No cinema or media journal has before focused on storytelling across multiple platforms and genres, theatrically and digitally both in its affect (emotional engagement) and effect (social impact). Examining how audio-visual narrative works and functions in its multifaceted formations and formats, this journal fills that void,” says Professor Ying Zhu, the Founding Chief Editor of the new journal, who is also Director of the Academy’s Centre for Film and Moving Image Research.

The inaugural issue ( includes 11 articles written by prominent academics and researchers on themes of Hong Kong and social movements, building and documenting national and transnational cinema, Sino-US relations, and the narrative of virus. 

Global Storytelling also invites articles, editorials, and book/film reviews. Potential contributors can find the open call guidelines at:  

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