Author / Director Guidelines

Each submission must be accompanied by:

 1.   A downloadable video file up to 500MB in size. The video should be uploaded to a private Vimeo site. Provide the private link (URL) in the submission form.
 2.   A summary of the film's content of no more than 250 words.
 3.   A statement concerning the theoretical, conceptual framework/perspective that influenced your making of this film (no more than 250 words).
 4.   A statement concerning the methodology that influenced your making of this film (no more than 250 words).
 5.   A statement concerning the main ethnographic and/or social scientific "findings" or insights that you intend your film to convey/present (no more than 250 words).
 6.   A short list of key scholarly references (e.g., peer-reviewed articles, books, films) that situate/contextualize your film in a body of empirical research literature (no more than 1,000 words).
 7.   A list of keywords that best describe your film (no more than 10 words).


Each submission must conform to the following:

 *   Frame rate (Frames Per Second or FPS) should be in either 24, 30 or 60.
 *   Total running time (TRT) must not exceed 360 minutes (from first frame to last frame).
 *   A minimum of 80% of the footage must be recorded by the author/video maker (i.e., archival footage must not exceed 20% of the film's TRT).
 *   Archival footage must conform to international, national, and local laws concerning "fair use" and copyright infringement; all archival footage must be properly attributed.
 *   The person submitting the video must own the copyright to the video.
 *   All persons appearing in the video must have provided informed consent to the filming and to the distribution of the film. All responsibility and legal liability for relations with film subjects rest solely upon the filmmaker.


Other guidelines:

 *   Every video submission will undergo peer review.
 *   Filmmakers who submit a film for consideration must be willing to revise the film in response to the critiques provided through JVE's peer review system.
 *   Published videos are protected from downloading by users.
 *   The author grants DePaul a three year non-exclusive license to distribute and publicly display the film online via the JVE website (http://videoethno.com). Deviations from this policy are granted in writing on a case-by-case basis by JVE's Editor-in-Chief.