Celebrating the Soundtrack

The CINESONIKA 5 conference

Conference Theme Exploring the Dark Corners: what areas have yet to be fully researched or rendered?

We are seeking multi-disciplinary contributions on sound and music in relation to the moving image. Media thinkers, film scholars, ludomusicologists, game designers, art historians, performance theorists, composers, installation artists, filmmakers, sound practitioners, multimedia semioticians, philosophers of perception –– we invite these and others to submit proposals for 20 minute panel presentations. All accepted abstracts will be considered for inclusion in the CINESONIKA issue of The Soundtrack academic journal if expanded into papers and submitted for peer review (1000-3000 words for short articles, 5000-6000 words for long papers). Articles should be formatted according to the Intellect Style Guide, which can be downloaded here.

Cinesonika 5 Keynote Speaker

Rick Altman

Submit an Abstract

Please write "Cinesonika 5 Abstract" in the subject heading.
Deadline for Abstracts (under 500 words): June 1, 2016.
Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis, so earlier submissions will result in earlier notifications. Please submit your abstract and short bio both as an attachment (.doc or .pdf) and also pasted into the body of your email submission to


The CINESONIKA 5 festival, conference and workshops will be held Sept 30th-Oct 2nd 2016 at Ball State University, Muncie Indiana, USA

Past Conferences

Prior proceedings are available as PDFs below:


How to Register

Please make a payment using the Paypal buttons available below. Registration for attending the conference will be open until midnight Sept 15th, 2016 and fees are as follows:

Standard Registration: $150
Student Registration: $100 (For recently graduated or current students; proof of student status will be requested by the conference organizers)

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