• We support and foster an international community of screen studies scholars, students and industry participants, with a particular focus on Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Foster institutional recognition of the field and to bolster the scholarly community ties
  • Facilitate a forum to discuss issues that academics are facing in their teaching and research in the discipline
  • Support collaborative and cross-disciplinary activity across Film, Visual Culture and Theory disciplines
  • We argue for the importance of a Screen Studies discipline at a national level
  • We advocate for the value of particular research methodologies
  • Champion the development and sustainability of research archives
  • Advocate for the recognition (and funding) of academic screen studies journals
  • Advocate for appropriate acknowledgment of screen studies journals in Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ranking exercises
  • Facilitate a biannual conference on Screen Studies to showcase current research in the field


The Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand is a membership-based professional organisation that aims to strengthen Screen Studies scholarship and its institutional recognition and support in Australia and New Zealand.

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We provide a space for members to circulate information about screen studies conferences, work together to advocate for screen teaching and research, and connect with peers and potential collaborators, examiners, and reviewers to share news, opinions, and ideas.
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