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We are thrilled to announce that the 2022 international CMCS Wall of Fame Film Festival is coming up on Saturday, October 1! Join our Happy Hour Mixer, followed by screenings of nominated films and Q & A from 4-7 pm in Lisbon (Rua do Sol ao Rato, 61A Lisboa 1250-262 Portugal).

Download our printable Wall of Fame festival program in advance here To celebrate featured films and nominees on our Wall of Fame, visit our Instagram Details of the festival location and times are also here: 


How can you vote for the best “Audience Choice” nomination at our live Wall of Fame broadcast? If you are attending in Lisbon, we will pass on the microphone to you to announce! If you are joining us from an international location, please log into our live CMCS broadcast link Enter your vote in the chat box by 6:45 pm (Lisbon time), and we will feature your top choice in our live broadcast on October 1!

This film festival is inspired by our conference series, Intellect Books journal publications, and WaterHill Publishing books, which are timeless collections to revisit. 

Thanks to CMCS members Dr Evie Psarras and Dr Louis Massey for their excellent reviews of the 2022 finalists and semi-finalists. 

We are incredibly proud of all our current nominees and past delegates for being role models and giving a continued voice to social justice issues in celebrity culture. 

Please feel free to connect and share your updates and calls in our closed FB group before and after the festival: The FB event page is

That’s all for now!

Do you have unique news and untold stories to share?

Tag us on Twitter @celeb_studies and Instagram cmcs_media, and have a great end to September! 

We are counting down to celebrating all nominations until the end of our award ceremony at 7 pm on October 1  - truly excited to see you then!


Samita Nandy
Founder & Director, Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies
PhD, Curtin University, Austalia (Media / Celebrity)
Alumni, American Academy of Dramatic Arts (LA)
Writer, Stage 32 (partnered with Netflix)
Twitter: famecritic | IG samitanandyofficial 

Media (Selected):  The Telegraph, CBC National News, Global News, Globe and Mail, CTV Breaking News CP 24, SUN Media, 24 Hours News, CITY TV News, VICE, Chatelaine, Flare, Hollywood North Magazine, VoyageLA, Yahoo Entertainment, Hamilton Arts and Letters, Canadian Journalism Foundation, ATN Television, CINA 1650 AM, VoiceAmerica Women, Brampton Guardian, and ‘Daytime’ on Rogers Television. ANDA (Brazil), Nippon TV (Japan). Also, published in Intellect Books and Celebrity Studies journal editions.


Ethical Fashion and Glamour: Styling and Branding the Persona

Becoming Brands: Celebrity, Activism 
and Politics

Building Bridges in Celebrity Studies 

Celebrity Studies 

Celebrity & The Media

A Companion to Celebrity

Persona Studies: An Introduction

Personas and Places

Fame in Hollywood North 

Popular Culture & the Intellectual 

Becoming Media Critics

Bridging Gaps: Higher Education, Media and Society


Teaching Compassion

Media Experts

Prof. P. David Marshall

Dr Anita Krajnc
Dr Louis Massey 
Dr Samita Nandy
Dr. Basuli Deb

Dr Jackie Raphael 

Dr Celia Lam 
Dr Ian Dixon
Dr Jacque L. Foltyn
 Douglas Machado
Dr Mira Moshe
 Hilary Wheaton
Sutikshya Mallick

Founder & Director

 Samita Nandy 

Advisory Board

Dr Anita Krajnc
Dr Samita Nandy
Dr Jackie Raphael 
Dr Celia Lam
Dr William Huddy
Dr Frank Wilson
Dr Nicole Bojko
Dr Basuli Deb
Dr Hilary Wheaton

Editorial Board

Dr Robert Caine
Dr Hilary Wheaton
Dr Jarret Ruminski
Dr Will Visconti 

Kiera Obbard
Georgia Hertz
Christine Bode
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