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Tamara L. Falicov

 Lawrence, Kansas, United States
Professor, Film and Media Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Kansas


Tamara Falicov is a Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She is the author of The Cinematic Tango: Contemporary Argentine Film (London: Wallflower Press/Columbia University Press, 2007), and Latin American Film Industries (British Film Institute/Bloomsbury Press, 2019).

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. Falicov’s journey

Selected readings

Falicov, Tamara L. “Film Funding Opportunities for Latin American Filmmakers: A Case for Further North-South Collaboration in Training and Film Festival Initiatives” in Stephen Hart, Maria Delgado and Randal Johnson, eds. Companion to Contemporary Latin American Film. New York: Blackwell-Wiley, 2017, 85-98.

Falicov, Tamara L. “Cine en construccion (Films in Progress): How Spanish and Latin American Filmmakers Negotiate the construction of a globalized art house aesthetic.” Transnational Cinemas, Vol. 4, Issue 2, special issue guest edited by Sarah Barrow and Tamara L. Falicov. London: Intellect Press, December 2013, 253-272.

Falicov, Tamara L. “‘The Festival Film’: Film Festival Funds as Cultural Intermediaries” in Marijke de Valck, Brendan Kredell, and Skadi Loist, eds. Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice, Routledge, 2016, 209-229.

Falicov, Tamara L. “Migrating from South to North: The Role of Film Festivals in Funding and Shaping Global South Film and Video.” In Locating Migrating Media, edited by Greg Elmer, et. al, 3-21. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010.

Falicov, Tamara L. Latin American Film Industries. London: British Film Institute (BFI)/ Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2019.

Watch Prof. Falicov present on “Fund Scouting in the North for the South: Strategies for Latin American and Caribbean Filmmakers” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

Listen to Prof. Falicov’s insights about her professional journey in El Café Latinx podcast