Viewfinder Magazine


We are looking for students, research students, academics, writers, and practitioners to submit articles and proposals to ViewFinder Magazine.

ViewFinder is the specialist online magazine for Learning On Screen: The British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council, dedicated to exploring the moving image and education.

ViewFinder is a home for all writers but is particularly committed to discovering new voices in academia and publishing work that has impact outside of the academic community.

We are looking for essays and articles on: film, television, radio, education, research projects involving the moving image, plus book and DVD reviews.

This is a great opportunity for impact and to write around a subject without peer review. It is also a great space for research students and post-grads to get their work out to the public.

Each issue of ViewFinder will be centred around a theme or topic of discussion. Submissions and proposals must aim to fit into these themes, but it is not mandatory.

The theme for Issue 114 is Home

THE HOME ISSUE – will explore representations of the domestic in film, television, radio and the media. Although this theme was chosen over a year ago, the impact of Covid-19 and the Lockdown has made understanding and interrogating notions of ‘home’, ‘indoors’ and the domestic much more apposite.

Articles and essays with a focus on the trappings of Home, how gender operates in the domestic sphere, horror and other genre interpretations of Home, plus the future of education, audiovisual and online teaching are most welcome.

ViewFinder is designed to be accessible across academic disciplines and for public readership as well as academia. It is a chance to synthesise and summarise your project work and to offer think pieces and provocations that enrich the public conversation.

Articles from 800-2000 words (this is flexible) and written with accessible language and for a wide, crossover audience.

Please send proposals and pitches to Kit Caless,

Previous contributors to ViewFinder include:
Dr Michel Wahoma, Prof Lindiwe Dovey, Dr. Sharon Coleclough, Professor Kate Williams, Laura Mulvey, Lucy Bolton, Mark Taylor Batty, Katerina Loukopoulou Fernando Sdrigotti, Charles Barr, Ian Christie, Professor John Ellis, Professor Jo Fox, Roger Luckhurst and Lee Cooke.