In preparation for our annual World Poll, Senses of Cinema invites authors and audiences to reflect on their cinematic highlights of 2022.
In your opinion, what constitutes best practice in terms of filmmaking and film going in 2022? As ever, watching movies is a dynamic and non-heterogeneous experience across the globe. Our last rotation around the sun saw some audiences reunite in front of the silver screen, while others continue to oscillate in and out of lockdowns relative to their geo-political context. In this call, we invite you to reflect on your film viewing in 2022, and collate your cinematic highlights.
We ask you to categorise your lists according to
1. Films released for the first time in 2022 (festivals, cinemas, streaming services)
2. Older films encountered for the first time in 2022 (seen in festivals, cinematheques, re-releases, home entertainment, streaming channels, etc)
3. Any online or hybrid festivals you 'attended' and that you felt presented a really good program and experience (and why?)
There is a 1000 word limit per entry. Contributors are to curate their lists, from 5 to 10 films. Be selective! We want to know what stood out to you. Submissions can consist of lists of films, which may be briefly annotated or not according to your preference, and can be organised however you see fit (alphabetically, ranked, grouped etc).
See previous World Poll submissions for a blueprint of what formatting should look like. Film titles should be in italics, followed by director’s name and year of release in parentheses. Example: Wake in Fright (Ted Kotcheff, 1971). For non-English language films, list the original title first followed by the English title in parentheses. Example: Il deserto rosso (Red Desert, Michelangelo Antonioni, 1964). Thereafter use the English title. The only exception to this is if the film is commonly known in English by its foreign title, such as La Jetée. Contributions that do not follow our style guide will either be rejected or returned to be corrected
Please remember to include your author by-line. No more than one line, please.
The deadline for contributions is Thursday January 5, 2023. However, Senses would greatly appreciate submissions as soon as possible. Late submissions will not be published.
Please email your submissions to email@example.com
Entries will be published at Senses of Cinema's discretion. All submissions will receive an acknowledgement of receipt by Thursday January 5, 2022. The world poll will be published on Senses of Cinema in January 2023. If you wish to review previous World Polls, they can be accessed at http://www.sensesofcinema.com/category/world-poll/
Thank you, and we look forward to your contributions.
Senses of Cinema