SCSMI 2023 — Wilmington, North Carolina, USA — May 31-June 3

The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) invites proposals for presentations at its annual conference to be held May 31-June 3, 2023, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Participants may propose a Long Paper Presentation, Short Paper Presentation, Poster Presentation or Demonstration or Author-Meets-Critics Panel.


Click here for the Call for Papers (CFP).


Submit proposals by midnight (EST) December 12, 2022, through Oxford Abstracts at


Travel Awards

SCSMI will sponsor three travel awards for presenters in the amount of $1000 apiece. Application instructions and eligibility criteria are listed on the CFP.



The Film Studies Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) is proud to host the conference. Wilmington International Airport (ILM) is closest and is served by Delta, American, United, and Avelo airlines. Other nearby airports include MYR (1.5 hrs. by car), RDU (2.5 hrs.), and CLT (3.5 hrs.) Conference participants may choose to extend their stay in the coastal resort area in order to enjoy beaches, Wilmington’s historic downtown, the Cape Fear River area, the Battleship North Carolina, boating and kayaking, Airlie Gardens, the North Carolina Aquarium, walking tours, and other nearby sites.

As the registration deadline (March 31, 2023) approaches, we will post information here about hotels and other travel details.

Further questions about the conference or submission process should be addressed to


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