y Senses of Cinema periodical   assertion
Date: 1999
Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 Senses of Cinema
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Established in late 1999 through the AFI Research Collection School of Applied Communication at the Royal Melbourne Instutute of Technology (RMIT), Senses of Cinema is an online journal devoted to the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema. As an Australian-based journal, it is committed to the regular, wide-ranging analysis and critique of Australian cinema, past and present. The journal is also concerned with ideas about particular films or bodies of work, with the regimes (ideological, economic, and so forth) under which films are produced and viewed, and with the more abstract theoretical and philosophical issues raised by film study.

The journal is open to a range of critical approaches (auteurist, formalist, psychoanalytic, humanist, etc.) and encourages contributors to experiment with different forms of writing (personal memoir, academic essay, journalistic report, poetic evocation, etc). It also seeks to facilitate approaches to cinema that present new possibilities for exploring, experiencing, and imagining the world we live in.


  • Indexed selectively. Not all issues contain content that is within AustLit's scope.

  • The journal receives financial assistance from Film Victoria and Screen Australia.
  • The founding editor was Bill Mousoulis. Other editors have included Adrian Danks (Head of Cinema Studies, RMIT) and Michelle Carey (AFI Research Collection, RMIT). Associate Professor Deb Verhoeven (RMIT) has also been a member of the journal's Board of Management.
  • In 2006, the Times newspaper named Senses of Cinema the top film journal website in the world (ctd. Times Online 19 August 2006).

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ISSN: 1443-4059
Monthly (No 1, Dec. 1999 - No 7, June 2000); bi-monthly (No 8 July-August 2000 -)
No 1 December (1999) -
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