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Sima Kokotovic

Instructor , Cinema

Sima  Kokotovic

Sima Kokotović is a PhD candidate in Film and Moving Image Studies program at Concordia University, in Montreal. He researches intersections of film cultures and leftist politics in the global context. With the dissertation, Cinematic Solidarities: Cinema Amidst Global Vistas of Struggle, he reconceptualizes the category of cinematic solidarities to describe how filmmakers and film cultural workers devised new modes of political engagement in response to a wave of global uprisings in the 2010s. His work has been published in Screen, Synoptique, and Canadian-American Slavic Studies, among other places.   

With MediaLabour collective, he has been invested in researching and organizing at the point of intersection between academic and labour in the so-called creative economies. In Montreal, he organized “Cinema in the Midst of Struggle,” as well as “Politics of Alternative Media,” projects aimed at fostering the exchange of ideas about grassroots, non-commercial and emancipatory practices using media as instruments of mobilization, empowerment,and community building

Teaching activities

FMST 392, Queer Cinema, Fall 2022

FMST 220: Film Analysis. Fall 2020

FMST 322: Issues in Independent Cinema: Cinema of Resistance in a Neoliberal Age. Winter 2019. (Co-Instructor with Patrick Smith) 


The Subversive Film Festival as a field of resonance,Screen 63.4, Winter 2022.

as part of medialabour collective, “Introduction: The Labour of Media (Studies): Activism, Education, and Industry.Synoptique,8.2, 2019.

Interview with Alessandra Renzi, “Parsing Out Intersections Between Activism and Academia”, Synoptique, 8.2, 2019.

with Giuseppe Fidotta, “FNC 2017: The Fabricationof Global Cinema”. Synoptique, 7.2, 2018.

Book review, “Vlastimir Sudar, A Portrait of theArtist as a Political Dissident: The Life and Work of Aleksandar Petrović.” Canadian-AmericanSlavic Studies, 50. 1, 2016.   

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