Call for Film Reviews: The European Review for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (ERLACS)

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Call for Papers
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Film and Film History, Journalism and Media Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies

The European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (ERLACS) is welcoming contributions for its Film Review section. If you are interested in writing a review of a feature-length documentary (of at least 40 minutes) from and/or about Latin America and the Caribbean, released in the past two to three years, please submit a brief proposal to our film review editors Dr. Emiel Martens ( and Débora Póvoa ( Please include the title of the documentary, its director(s) and producer(s), the reason why you want to review the film and a short bio (including your experience, affiliation and email address).

Film reviews should be submitted in English and have a length of 800 to 1,000 words. Once a proposal is approved, the film reviewer will receive specific guidelines on how to structure and template the review. Once the review is completed, the (Word) document should be submitted by e-mail to both editors.

There are no specific deadlines. After the review has been accepted and the author has checked the proofs, ERLACS publishes the content online. The film review will then also appear in ERLACS’ two ongoing issues: January-June and July-December. Each review will have its own DOI (digital object identifier) number.

ERLACS also publishes film review essays. These essays handle 3 to 6 films within the context of one theme, and are 2000 to 5000 words in length, depending on the number of films included. All review essays are also screened for their suitability. If you are interested in writing a film review essay you can also contact our film review editors, Emiel Martens and Débora Póvoa.

For further information, or to discuss possibilities for a film review (essay), please contact:
Dr. Emiel Martens ( and/or Débora Póvoa (

Contact Info: 

Dr. Emiel Martens ( and Débora Póvoa (