Tecmerin. Journal of Audiovisual Essays launches its CFP for issue 11. It is a biannual, peer-reviewed journal, which also offers a monographic dossier each year. This journal is published by the research group Tecmerin (Television, Cinema, Memory, Representation and Industry) of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Department of Media).

Issue 11 is an ordinary open call. We invite scholars, researchers, and creators to send pieces centered on film, TV and digital production, consumption, circulation, and cultural exchange. We are particularly, but not exclusively, interested in works that focus on Spanish and Latin American cultural production.

Instructions for authors:

Researchers and creators may send their audiovisual essays to one of the following sections: 

  1. Video-Essays: audiovisual essays that offer a critical take on diverse aspects of cinema, television and popular culture.
  2. Creators: experimental or documentary pieces that approach a specific cultural topic, as long as it is related to the history of audiovisual media.

Video-Essays must be uploaded on VIMEO, as private. If this were not possible, contact us and we will offer an alternative. Each author will send the following information to this email: tecmerinrevista@uc3m.es

  1. Vimeo url address.
  2. Password for video.
  3. 500-800 word text, presenting the video in word format (also anonymous).
  4. Three-to-five (3-5) keywords.
  5. A video frame that could work as thumbnail.

Deadline: May 2 2023

Videos cannot contain the name of the author to facilitate the blind peer review.

Language: Video essays can be in any language with Spanish or/and English subtitles.

Length: the preferred length of the video essays is 10-15 minutes, approximately.

Guidelines for the text of the audiovisual essay

The text must accompany the audiovisual essay and its purpose is to deepen, in a scientific manner, aspects of the piece, such as the theoretical background of the essay or the justification of the analysis. In no case should it be a transcription of the voice-over used in the video essay, and it should avoid reiterating the information seen in the audiovisual essay.  

The text should include: 

  1. Title of the piece (bold).
  2. Author and full affiliation
  3. Abstract (100-150 words)
  4. Keywords (between three and five, arranged in alphabetical order)
  5. Text (500-800 words)
  6. Bibliography (and filmography)

This text must establish a dialogue with other previous theoretical proposals, so it is necessary to reference the works it is based on. These references should appear as in-text citations and in a bibliography at the end of the text (which does not fall within the 500-800 word limit). It is also pertinent to add a filmography with the titles referred to in the text or used in the audiovisual essay. Thus, works that have not been cited in the body of the text should not appear in the list of references. 

It is also advisable to add a filmography with the titles referred to in the text. Both bibliographical and filmographic references must follow the APA rules (7th edition), which can be consulted in this document

Authors who publish an audiovisual essay will have to wait 1 year to publish again.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at tecmerinrevista@uc3m.es