Undergraduate Essay Prize

The Association offers an annual prize for an undergraduate essay in English on any aspect of French or Francophone cinema. The prize consists of a cheque for £50, and free admission to the Studies in French Cinema annual conference in the year following the award. The deadline is 31st July each year.


Essays will be judged by a sub-committee formed from members of the Editorial and Advisory Board of Studies in French Cinema.


The conditions are as follows:

  • Essays receiving less than a mark of 80 should not be submitted.
  • The essay (written in English) must be no less than 2500 words long (notes and references included).
  • It must have been written by an undergraduate student registered at the time of submission at an institution of higher education in the United Kingdom or Ireland.
  • It must be submitted as an electronic file to the SFC office by the student's supervisor.
  • The supervisor should state what mark was achieved, confirm the originality of the essay, and the date of its first submission.
  • The file should not contain any assessor comments.
  • The student's name and institution should not appear anywhere on the essay.

Last prizewinner (2013)...

Simon Young from University College London for his essay 'With reference to work by TWO or MORE filmmakers you have studied for this course, discuss the function of landscape as signifier.'

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