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Arts & Faith Top 100 Films 2023 : The Soul of Cinema: Essays on Arts & Faith’s Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films


When Nov 1, 2022 - May 1, 2023
Where Book
Submission Deadline TBD
Final Version Due Jun 1, 2023
Categories    film studies

Call For Papers

The Soul of Cinema: Essays on Arts & Faith’s Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films

Since 2004, readers and writers at the Art & Faith website have created six lists of “spiritually significant” films, culminating in its 2020 iteration of the group’s Top 100 films. (To see this list visit To celebrate the most recent list, the editors will be publishing a collection of essays through Cambridge Scholars.

The editors welcome submissions on any aspect examining the Arts & Faith Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films list. By December 15, 2023, please submit an abstract of 500 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Dr. Kenneth R. Morefield (Campbell University), at

Abstracts are sought that explain the spiritual significance of one or more of the films on the list. Additional topics that are of interest include: auteur theory, canonicity in film studies, the history and development of the Arts & Faith Top 100 (how the list has changed since its inception), gender and sexuality, race, and differences between spirituality and religion.

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