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Pluralities: Volume 2 - Call For Entries

Documentary Community, Scholars and Artists,

Please see our newest Call For Proposals for Pluralities Journal and Conference, a project of the Documentary Film Institute at San Francisco State University.

In the next conference and publication we hope to address themes such as spaces, places and belonging, not limited to, public space, space of the real, access to spaces (literal and figurative), relationship of race and gender to space, exhibition spaces, virtual spaces, funding spaces, accessibility, space of social platforms, boundaries and borders, conflict over borders, expanding boundaries, globalism versus nationalism, are some spaces only for some people, safe spaces, patrolled spaces, surveillance, should all spaces be diversified, should we have communities that only allow certain people access? We especially encourage papers and presentations that challenge the traditional boundaries of documentary media and demonstrate innovation in form and substance.

Keynote Speaker: JULES ROSSKAM

Jules will present his newest film, Paternal Rites, and give workshops and talks during the conference event. This film marks a decided shift in his oeuvre to considerations of the body and how trauma and seeing are intermingled.

Additional guests to be announced!

We welcome both academic and industry submissions as well as installations and alternative presentation formats.

Submissions will be considered for inclusion in Pluralities: Volume 2 and our Fall Conference, scheduled for November 6 & 7, 2018.

For conference and journal consideration submissions are due by September 30, 2018

For journal submissions only please submit by November 1, 2018

Please follow this secure link for submission or send your entry to the journal editor soumyaa [at]


Photo of Kim and Rob Nelson with their film 100-Yr Roadtrip