Interviews with and Essays about Emerging Native/Indigenous Filmmakers

full name / name of organization: 
M. Elise Marubbio/ Augsburg College
contact email: 

Extended Call for Interviews & Essays:

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes submissions of substantive interviews with or essays on new Native American/Indigenous filmmakers/directors/producers for a special issue that will include a dvd containing shorts or clips from work by those interviewed. Post Script encourages original essays and interviews in this area coming from a Native perspective on film and focusing on Native and Indigenous film of North America. We are seeking work from filmmakers, scholars and academics, curators, teachers and the like.

Interviews with Native filmmakers may focus on:
• Personal responses to working as a Native filmmaker;
• Group responses by those working on a particular Native film project;
• Issues surrounding audience, community, aesthetics, storytelling, project focus, response; to the mainstream industry, etc.

Interviews should be substantive and include:
• An introduction that sets the tone for the interview and provides the reader with background information on the filmmaker/director/producer or group;
• Is edited for continuity and ease of reading;
• Includes resources for the readers to access work by those interviewed; and
• Accompanying clips or short films to be included on the dvd.

Essay Topics may include, but are not limited to:
• Narrative films;
• Video, shorts, animation;
• Documentaries;
• Analysis/readings of individual films or film projects;
• Themes, aesthetics, modes of storytelling in film;
• Film as an aspect of oral tradition and storytelling;
• Personal responses to working as a Native filmmaker, which may include issues surrounding audience, community, aesthetics, storytelling, project focus, response to the mainstream industry, etc.;

Please note that Post Script does not reprint previously published material. Please submit completed interviews of no more than 7,000 words and in MLA format to guest editors M. Elise Marubbio and Angelo Baca at the addresses below by September 30, 2012. Interviews should be sent as both an attachment (virus free) and a hard copy with clips.

M. Elise Marubbio, Angelo Baca
Associate Professor, American Indian Studies Filmmaker
Augsburg College
CB 115
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 5545
(612) 330-1523