Journal Category: IAFOR Journal of Media Communication & Film

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Semiotic Approach to Media Language

Authors: Michael Ejstrup, Danish School of Media and Journalism, Denmark Bjarne le Fevre Jakobsen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark Published: June 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.07 Citation: Ejstrup, M., & le Fevre Jakobsen, B. (2016). Semiotic Approach to Media Language. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.07 Abstract Semiotic analyses of media language aim for a

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Film Festivals and Cinematic Events Bridging the Gap between the Individual and the Community: Cinema and Social Function in Conflict Resolution

Author: Elisa Costa Villaverde, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain Published: June 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.06 Citation: Costa Villaverde, E. (2016). Film Festivals and Cinematic Events Bridging the Gap between the Individual and the Community: Cinema and Social Function in Conflict Resolution. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.06 Abstract Out of the

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A Story in the Making: Storytelling in the Digital Marketing of Independent Films

Author: Nico Meissner, Griffith Film School, Australia Published: June 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.05 Citation: Meissner, N. (2016). A Story in the Making: Storytelling in the Digital Marketing of Independent Films. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.05 Abstract This article examines how the story of the making of the independent Spanish feature film The Cosmonaut

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On Using Machinima as “Found” in Animation Production

Author: Jifeng Huang, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia Published: June 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.04 Citation: Huang, J. (2016). On Using Machinima as “Found” in Animation Production. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.04 Abstract Machinima is a relatively new animation production technique that has become popular among independent animators. It is also used by

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Sinophone Queerness and Female Auteurship in Zero Chou’s Drifting Flowers

Author: Zoran Lee Pecic, Roskilde University, Denmark Published: June 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.03 Citation: Pecic, Z. L. (2016). Sinophone Queerness and Female Auteurship in Zero Chou’s Drifting Flowers. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.03 Abstract This article investigates the third instalment of the Taiwanese director Zero Chou’s tongzhi trilogy. It suggests that her 2009

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Theorizing Subjectivity and Community Through Film

Author: Jakub Morawski, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Published: June 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.02 Citation: Morawski, J. (2016). Theorizing Subjectivity and Community Through Film. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.02 Abstract This paper discusses the relation between film theory, subject and the idea of community building. I will give a detailed understanding

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Interview with Martin Wood: A Filmmaker’s Journey into Research

Author: James Rowlins, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore Published: June 2016 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.01 Citation: Rowlins, R. (2016). Interview with Martin Wood: A Filmmaker’s Journey into Research. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1.01 Abstract A line of flight is something that pushes back or constitutes a form of resistance against the confines

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Newsroom Resistance: An Ethnographic Study of the Modern News Worker, Policies, and Organizational Dissatisfaction

Author: William Schulte, Winthrop University, United States of America Published: July 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.08 Citation: Schulte, W. (2014). Newsroom Resistance: An Ethnographic Study of the Modern News Worker, Policies, and Organizational Dissatisfaction. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.08 Abstract Modern news workers see themselves pressed by digital routines, industry confusion, and their organization’s

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Mapping Nichols’ Modes in Documentary Film – Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry and Helvetica

Authors: Barry Natusch, Nihon University, Japan Beryl Hawkins, Temple University, Japan Published: July 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.07 Citation: Natusch, B., & Hawkins, B. (2014). Mapping Nichols’ Modes in Documentary Film – Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry and Helvetica. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.07 Abstract Bill Nichols’ “modes” theory of classifying documentary films by describing

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Emotional Realism and Actuality: The Function of Prosumer Aesthetics in Film

Author: Celia Lam, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Australia Published: July 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.06 Citation: Lam, C. (2014). Emotional Realism and Actuality: The Function of Prosumer Aesthetics in Film. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.06 Abstract Current trends in film and television production styles have favoured the use of aesthetics associated with

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Sandhya Suri’s I for India: Documenting Transnational Subjectivity

Author: Robert Cross, Doshisha University, Japan Published: July 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.05 Citation: Cross, R. (2014). Sandhya Suri’s I for India: Documenting Transnational Subjectivity. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.05 Abstract Documentary filmmaker Sandhya Suri’s I for India (2005) is a compilation film that presents and interprets her father’s experience of migrating from India

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Reconfiguring India: Narrating the Nation through Great Men Biopics

Author: Preeti Kumar, St. Teresa’s College, India Published: July 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.04 Citation: Kumar, P. (2014). Reconfiguring India: Narrating the Nation through Great Men Biopics. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.04 Abstract Cinema plays a pivotal role in the negotiation and construction of national identity, selectively appropriating history, attempting to forge a sense

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Documentary Film Rhetoric: Saving Face and the Public Sphere

Author: Vincent Piturro, Metropolitan State University of Denver, United States of America Published: July 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.03 Citation: Piturro, V. (2014). Documentary Film Rhetoric: Saving Face and the Public Sphere. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.03 Abstract This paper will discuss the 2012 Academy Award-winning short documentary Saving Face and the social action

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Tamaash: Interview with Satyanshu and Devanshu Singh

Author: James Rowlins, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore Published: July 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.02 Citation: Rowlins, J. (2014). Tamaash: Interview with Satyanshu and Devanshu Singh. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.02 Abstract Satyanshu and Devanshu Singh’s film Tamaash was awarded first place in the IAFOR FilmAsia Open Film Competition 2013 in the

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The Man Who Fed His Shadow: Interview with Mario Garefo

Author: James Rowlins, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore Published: July 2014 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.01 Citation: Rowlins, J. (2014). The Man Who Fed His Shadow: Interview with Mario Garefo. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1.01 Abstract Mario Garefo’s film The Man Who Fed His Shadow was awarded first place in the IAFOR FilmAsia

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Social Media Empowerment: How Social Media Helps to Boost Women Entrepreneurship in Indonesian Urban Areas

Authors: Ezmieralda Melissa, Anis Hamidati & Muninggar Sri Hamidati, Swiss German University, Indonesia Published: August 2013 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.1.1.06 Citation: Melissa, E., Hamidati, A., & Hamidati, M. S. (2013). Social Media Empowerment: How Social Media Helps to Boost Women Entrepreneurship in Indonesian Urban Areas. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.1.1.06 Abstract In Indonesia, there

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Looking Back at Malaysia’s GE2008: An Internet Election and Its Democratic Aftermath

Authors: Sara Chinnasamy & Mary Griffiths, University of Adelaide, Australia Published: August 2013 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.1.1.05 Citation: Chinnasamy, S., & Griffiths, M. (2013). Looking Back at Malaysia’s GE2008: An Internet Election and Its Democratic Aftermath. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.1.1.05 Abstract Prior to 2008, alternative news sources were already established and exerted influence

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Interrupted Social Peace: Hate Speech in Turkish Media

Author: H. Esra Arcan, Istanbul University, Turkey Published: August 2013 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.1.1.04 Citation: Arcan, E. H. (2013). Interrupted Social Peace: Hate Speech in Turkish Media. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.1.1.04 Abstract Hate speech can play a key role in interrupting social peace. Recent studies have shown that the number of headlines and

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What’s Goin’ on in the Back Streets? Patriarchal and Authoritarian Mentality in Contemporary Turkish Cinema

Author: Murat İri, Istanbul University, Turkey Published: August 2013 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.1.1.03 Citation: İri, M. (2013). What’s Goin’ on in the Back Streets? Patriarchal and Authoritarian Mentality in Contemporary Turkish Cinema. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.1.1.03 Abstract This article analyses the popular contemporary Turkish films Çakal, Ejder Kapani, Kara Köpekler Havlarken and Bornova

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On What Was, and What Remains: Palestinian Cinema and the Film Archive

Author: Hend Alawadhi, University of Rochester, United States of America Published: August 2013 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.1.1.02 Citation: Alawadhi, H. (2013). On What Was, and What Remains: Palestinian Cinema and the Film Archive. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.1.1.02 Abstract Palestinian cinema is intricately tied to the memory of a pre-1948 Palestine and the desire

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Interview with Anshul Tiwari

Author: James Rowlins, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore Published: August 2013 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.1.1.01 Citation: Rowlins, J. (2013). Interview with Anshul Tiwari. IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.1.1.01 Abstract Anshul Tiwari’s film Rosario was awarded first prize in the IAFOR FilmAsia Open Film Competition 2012 in the under twenty minutes documentary category.

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IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film: Volume 3 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film: Volume 3 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr James Rowlins Published: June 2016 ISSN: 2187-0667 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.3.1 Articles Interview with Martin Wood: A Filmmaker’s Journey into Research James Rowlins, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore Theorizing Subjectivity and Community Through Film Jakub Morawski, The University of Hong Kong, Hong

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IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film: Volume 2 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film: Volume 2 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr James Rowlins Published: July 2014 ISSN: 2187-0667 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.2.1 Articles The Man Who Fed His Shadow: Interview with Mario Garefo James Rowlins, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore Tamaash: Interview with Satyanshu and Devanshu Singh James Rowlins, Singapore University of Technology

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IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film: Volume 1 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film: Volume 1 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr James Rowlins Published: August 2013 ISSN: 2187-0667 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.1.1 Articles Interview with Anshul Tiwari James Rowlins, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore On What Was, and What Remains: Palestinian Cinema and the Film Archive Hend Alawadhi, University of Rochester, United States

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Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement The IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film fully recognises that the publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. The journal is committed to the high ethical standards set forth in the Code

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Manuscript Submission Form

Manuscript submissions to the IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film are now CLOSED. Reminders Before preparing submission, please ensure that you are aware of the following: If a submission is out of scope, does not meet academic standards or does not follow the Author Guidelines, the editors will reject it. Plagiarism screening software is

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Editors

This journal ceased publication with its last issue published in September 2020. The names of the past Editorial Board Members is below – Editor: Dr Celia Lam University of Nottingham Ningbo, China Celia Lam is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China. She received a BMedia from the Macquarie University, Sydney and

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About the Journal

Aims & Scope The IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film publishes scholarship exploring the relationship between society, film and media including new and digital media. IJMCF publishes articles adapted from presentations given at The Asian Conference on Media & Mass Communication and The Asian Conference on Film & Documentary, but articles from other sources

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IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film

This journals on indefinite hiatus This journal ceased publication with its last issue published in September 2020. ISSN: 2187-0667 Contact: [email protected] The IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film is an internationally reviewed and editorially independent interdisciplinary journal associated with IAFOR’s international conferences on media, communication and film. Like all IAFOR publications, it is freely