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

View or download the Visible Evidence XXVI schedule here.

Map & Parking

Coming Soon

Conference Registration

Registration for Visible Evidence XXVI is now open!

Please choose the appropriate registration category on the form based on your professional status.

The Early Bird rates will be available through April 30, 2019:

  • Faculty/Staff: $250
  • Independent Filmmaker/Scholar: $200
  • Student: $140

 

Conference Location

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

Travel

All VE26 programing will take place at University Park Campus (UPC), at the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) and Norris Theater (located minutes from USC School of Cinematic Arts). View the University Park Campus Interactive Map

 

GETTING TO USC

Getting to USC from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

The LAX FlyAway® buses offer convenient regularly scheduled round-trips, seven days a week, between each terminal at LAX and these locations Union Station (Downtown Los Angeles).

For LAX FlyAway Bus Schedule click here.

Once you get to Union Station, you can either Uber/Lyft to USC (10-minute drive with no traffic) or take a USC Shuttle Bus that stops at Station #4 (next to the LAX FlyAway Bus stop).

Service from 6:10 AM to 10:15 PM, Monday-Friday.
Board the shuttle at Patsaouras Transit Plaza, Berth/Station #4.

Union Station to UPC Schedule & Stops.

 

Public Transportation

Located next to one of the city’s major cultural centers, Exposition Park, USC’s 226-acre University Park campus (UPC) is just minutes from downtown Los Angeles and is easily accessible by major freeways, and by the new Metro Expo line (with stops at Expo/Vermont stationExpo Park/USC station, and Jefferson/USC station.)

The Metro Expo Line connects the Westside by rail to Downtown LA, Hollywood, the South Bay, Long Beach, Pasadena and dozens of points in between. It runs until 2AM on Fridays and Saturdays. For your best route or more info, check the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro (323.446.3876).

 

Uber/Lyft

The address for the main SCA entrance is:

USC School of Cinematic Arts
900 W 34th St, Los Angeles, CA 90007

 

Driving Directions (to USC’s Main Entrance)

From the 110 (Harbor) Freeway (northbound):

  1. Take the Exposition Boulevard exit
  2. Continue straight through the light at 37th Street; keep left
  3. Go under the freeway bridge and across Flower Street and Figueroa Street
  4. Turn right into the main University Park campus entrance at Exposition Boulevard and Pardee Way

From the 110 (Harbor/Pasadena) Freeway (southbound):

  1. Take the Exposition Boulevard exit; keep right
  2. Continue across Flower Street and Figueroa Street
  3. Turn right into the main University Park campus entrance at Exposition Boulevard and Pardee Way

From the I-10 (Santa Monica) Freeway (eastbound):

  1. Take the Hoover Street exit
  2. At the end of the off-ramp, turn right at the light
  3. Continue until Hoover Street ends at Jefferson Boulevard
  4. Turn left onto Jefferson
  5. Turn right onto Figueroa Street
  6. Continue on Figueroa to Exposition Boulevard and turn right
  7. Turn right into the main University Park campus entrance at Exposition Boulevard and Pardee Way

From the I-10 (Santa Monica) Freeway (westbound):

  1. Take the Hoover Street exit
  2. At the end of the off-ramp, turn right at the light
  3. Continue until Hoover Street ends at Jefferson Boulevard
  4. Turn left onto Jefferson
  5. Turn right onto Figueroa Street
  6. Continue on Figueroa to Exposition Boulevard and turn right
  7. Turn right into the main University Park campus entrance at Exposition Boulevard and Pardee Way

From the 405 (San Diego) Freeway (north- or southbound):

  1. Transition to the I-10 (Santa Monica) Freeway east, heading toward Los Angeles
  2. Take the Hoover Street exit
  3. At the end of the off-ramp, turn right at the light
  4. Continue until Hoover Street ends at Jefferson Boulevard
  5. Turn left onto Jefferson Boulevard
  6. Turn right onto Figueroa Street
  7. Continue on Figueroa to Exposition Boulevard and turn right
  8. Turn right into the main University Park campus entrance at Exposition Boulevard and Pardee Way

From the 101 (Hollywood/Ventura) Freeway (north- or southbound):

  1. Transition to the 110 (Harbor) Freeway south
  2. Take the Exposition Boulevard exit
  3. Go across Flower Street and Figueroa Street
  4. Turn right into the main University Park campus entrance at Exposition Boulevard and Pardee Way

From the I-5 (Golden State/Santa Ana) Freeway (north- or southbound):

  1. Transition to the I-10 (Santa Monica) Freeway west, and then to the 110 (Harbor) Freeway south
    Alternate route for those north of Downtown, traveling south on I-5: Exit directly to the 110 south and follow it just past Downtown to Exposition Boulevard
  2. Take the Exposition Boulevard exit
  3. Go across Flower Street and Figueroa Street
  4. Turn right into the main University Park campus entrance at Exposition Boulevard and Pardee Way

From Los Angeles International Airport/LAX (13 miles)

  1. Take the 105 (Century) Freeway east
  2. Transition to the 110 (Harbor) Freeway north
  3. Take the Exposition Boulevard exit
  4. Go straight through the light at 37th Street light, keeping left
  5. Continue under the freeway bridge and across Flower Street and Figueroa Street
  6. Turn right into the main University Park campus entrance at Exposition Boulevard and Pardee Way

 

Hotel Accommodations

Host Hotel

We have negotiated special rates for conferences attendees at USC Hotel. Owned and operated by the University of Souther California, USC Hotel is conveniently located adjacent to the USC campus and just a 10-minute walk to USC School of Cinematic Arts. It is one block away from the Metro (Expo Line) that runs between Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica.

The hotel offers a discounted rate at $169 + (taxes at 15.5%).

Special concessions include:

  • Discounted Parking at $25 per car per night with in and out privileges
  • Complimentary access to our Business Center, Fitness Center
  • Complimentary wifi access and in-room bottled water

Online Reservations:

The number of discounted rooms is limited, so be sure to book your room soon!

Reservations cut-off date:
Wednesday, 06/26/19

CONTACT INFORMATION:
USC Hotel
3540 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
United States

 

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)