LARR Calls for Documentary Film Review Essays

June 13, 2017

Starting in 2017, Latin American Research Review will commission critical review essays covering between three and five documentary films related to Latin America. Like traditional book reviews published in LARR, and unlike individual film reviews, the essays will seek to address the state of the field or the broader theme connecting the documentary films, and not solely the works at issue. Review essays may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Essays covering three or four films will be about 4,500 words in length, with 500 extra words for each additional work.

Potential Reviewers and Essay Proposals

We invite proposals for documentary film review essays. Proposals should be brief. Please identify the documentary films you wish to review, why you would make a good reviewer, and a summary of your credentials. Those interested in being considered as reviewers should send a one-page letter and/or CV as an e-mail attachment to Professor Claudia Ferman (, documentary film review editor.

Call to Directors, Producers, and Distributors

We invite documentary film directors, producers, and distributors to submit documentary films for our review essay section. LARR accepts films in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Films in other languages will be considered if they have subtitles in any of the three languages covered by LARR. Documentary films received will be considered for inclusion in a review essay, with the final selection determined by the interests of reviewers and the relevance of each title to the cluster for which it is considered. Filmmakers may send review copies to:

Dr. Claudia Ferman,
Documentary Film Review Editor, Latin American Research Review
Latin American & Film Studies
University of Richmond
28 Westhampton Way
CWIC 334
Richmond VA 23173 – USA

About Author(s)

Claudia Ferman
Dr. Claudia Ferman is Associate Professor of Latin American and Film Studies at the University of Richmond, as well as documentarian and film programmer. She is the documentary film review editor for the Latin American Research Review.