Awards 2022
Call for submissions

BAFTSS Publication Awards

The BAFTSS Publication Awards recognise excellence in published work in any aspect of film, television and screen studies. Submissions can be made to the following categories:


  • Best Monograph


  • Best First Monograph


  • Best Edited Collection: This includes both books and special issues of journals. Editors must be BAFTSS members; contributors need not be.


  • Best Journal Article

  • Best Doctoral Student Article or Chapter: Contestants can enter either a published journal article or a chapter in an edited collection to the competition. We will require proof that the submission was accepted while the contestant was still a Doctoral Student (for example an email from the Registry confirming student status and an email from the publisher confirming acceptance).


Submissions must have been published in the period between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021.


Deadline for submissions: 5 November 2021


Only one submission can be made per person (including jointly-authored work).


Items can be submitted either by individual authors, or by journals (for articles) or by publishers (for books and edited collections). Publishers can initiate one submission only, and should seek the agreement of the author concerned, as well as ensuring that the author is a BAFTSS member.


You should include a file-share link to the material in published form. Books and edited collections should be submitted as final agreed PDFs without passwords; we do not accept material only available through Adobe Digital Editions.


NB. For journal articles, please link to a copy of the document via file-share (such as google docs, or dropbox) and NOT to an online link to a journal site.


If you have any questions, you can contact BAFTSS Chair Sorcha Ní Fhlainn at

Please upload your submission by clicking here.

BAFTSS Practice Research Portfolio Award

BAFTSS invites submissions to the Practice Research categories of its 2021 Awards Competition. All entries must constitute a significant, original and rigorous contribution to knowledge.

We invite submissions in the following categories:

  • Screen based Practice Research: e.g. original film/TV/video/moving image/screen media practice​

  • Videographic Film Criticism

  • Emerging, Immersive & Cross-Platform Media e.g. Interactive, immersive, XR other.

  • Doctoral Award: Entrants can enter in any of the above categories. Confirmation required that the practice research was completed or is ongoing as part of doctoral study (for example an email from the Registry confirming student status or an email from the supervisor confirming the work was carried out as part of doctorate).

Your entry must consist:

  • a) A practice research portfolio, including a link to the artefact (and instructions on how to access if emerging media or 

  • b) Research statement of 500–1000 words documenting the research rationale.

The portfolio is intended to enable nominees to point towards the wider research context too. We ask you to define the contribution to knowledge too which can be outside the narrowly defined area of film or digital studies (e.g. humanities, gender or post-colonial studies).

We are inviting work for the period from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021.

Please upload your submission by clicking here.

Deadline: Monday 1st November, 5pm

The winning work will be announced at the BAFTSS Annual Conference in April 2022. We also strongly encourage practice submissions to BAFTSS' associated publication Open Screens, if your work has not been published elsewhere:

If you have any questions, you can contact BAFTSS Executive Council Member Shreepali Patel at

BAFTSS PGR Research Poster Showcase 2022


The BAFTSS Executive Committee would like to invite postgraduate members to showcase their doctoral research during the BAFTSS Conference. We will host a display of research posters on the BAFTSS website. A prize of £100 will be offered to the research poster that is considered to be most successful by an online ballot of conference delegates. Full details for submission (by 7 February 2022) are accessible here.