July 24, 2019—July 28, 2019

Visible Evidence XXVI

Los Angeles, California, USA

Visible Evidence, the international conference on documentary film and media, will convene for its 26th year at University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California July 24-28, 2019.

VE XXVI will feature the history, theory, and practice of documentary and nonfiction cinema, television, video, audio recording, digital media, photography, and performance, in a wide range of panels, workshops, plenary sessions, screenings, and special events.

Call for Proposals

The deadline has now passed to submit conference proposals. Thanks to all who submitted!

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by the end of January 2019.

Questions? Email conference coordinator Maria Zalewska, Cinema and Media Studies/School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California. Please use the subject line: ”VE XXVI question.”

Conference Program


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Conference Location

VEXXVI will take place on the beautiful USC campus in the heart of Los Angeles, California.


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Banner Images

Top row from the left: (1) An image from “Decline of Western Civilization” (1981); (2) an image from “O.J.Made in America” (2016); (3) an image from Wattstax (1973)

Middle row from the left: (1) An image from “No Más Bebés” (2015); (2) an image from “Los Angeles Plays Itself” (2003); (3) an image from “LA 92” (2017)

Bottom row from the left: (1) An image from “Everyday Echo Street: A Summer Diary” (1994); (2) an image from “Los” (2002); (3) an image from “Dogtown & Z-Boys” (2001)