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.


Coming Soon

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

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)