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.
Jennifer Merchant from the University of Aberdeen for her essay ‘Towards a phenomenology of confinement: the female body in film’.