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19-Apr-2014 12:02am PDT  

 

Ethnografilm Festival

1 Annual April 17, 2014 to April 20, 2014

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Louisiana address: LSU Stubbs 126 Sociology Dept
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
French address:1 rue Miollis
Paris Cedex 15 Paris 75732
France
Phone: 225-578-1645
Fax: 225-578-5102
ebloss2@tigers.lsu.edu
http://ethnografilm.com

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Academic Feature
This category is comprised of films made by academics, students, and educators whose films relate in some way to content areas such as but not limited to criminology/deviance/social control; social change and social movements (including collective behavior); social processes (cooperation, conflict, acculturation, socialization); urbanization, industrialization, and rural life; alternative cultural patterns, social institutions (family, marriage, religion, economy, polity, education, etc.); health and medicine; science and technology; new media (Internet; mobile phones); sports and recreation; inequality, social stratification and mobility.

There are many ways to view academic and educational films, but we typically mean that an academic, educator, or student (every age) plays a significant role (editor, producer, director) in the making of the movie. Please contact the festival manager if there are any questions.
Documentary Feature
The Documentary category includes films that are either (a) made by documentary filmmakers and/or (b) are not tied to the specific social science content areas listed above. EF selections in this category, though not created by an ethnographer, must be clearly inspired by the "ethnographic imagination" and must tell an essentially sociological story about some aspect of society.


Academic Short
This category is comprised of films made by academics, students, and educators whose films relate in some way to content areas such as but not limited to criminology/deviance/social control; social change and social movements (including collective behavior); social processes (cooperation, conflict, acculturation, socialization); urbanization, industrialization, and rural life; alternative cultural patterns, social institutions (family, marriage, religion, economy, polity, education, etc.); health and medicine; science and technology; new media (Internet; mobile phones); sports and recreation; inequality, social stratification and mobility.

There are many ways to view academic and educational films, but we typically mean that an academic, educator, or student (every age) plays a significant role (editor, producer, director) in the making of the movie. Please contact the festival manager if there are any questions.
Documentary Short
This category is comprised of films made by documentary filmmakers whose films relate in some way to the following conventional content areas within the field of sociology: criminology/deviance/social control; social structure; social change and social movements (including collective behavior); social processes (cooperation, conflict, acculturation, socialization, etc.); urbanization, industrialization, and rural (agrarian) life; social institutions (family, marriage, religion, economy, polity, education, etc.); health and medicine; science and technology; sports and recreation; and social stratification and mobility.



MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Ethnografilm promotes systematic understandings of the social world through film. We celebrate the art and science of non-fiction filmmaking and the field of video ethnography. The festival serves as a showcase and forum for dialog between independent and academic filmmakers. 

Marked by its contemporary relevance and broad intellectual range, the objective of Ethnografilm is to understand cultures as well as social issues, describing “patterns of living” throughout the world to educate and entertain.

We honor passion in the acquisition of moving images. We encourage creativity in the editing of those images. And we revere the spirit filmmakers whose exhibitions expand our knowledge and increase our understanding of the social world. 




ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Ethnografilm is co-sponsored by the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), and the University Film ad Video Association.

We seek to promote films that advance our understanding of "humans doing things, and/or not doing things, together." EF selections--short and feaure length films alike--will share the following characteristics: They might constitute a videographic study of some aspect of human society; they may "tell a story" about human social action, beliefs, norms; they may reflect the filmmaker's experience; they may offer a critical explanation or evaluation of culture.


Ethnografilm includes a unique "academic" category. An "academic" film is generally considered to be one with an academic or educator in a principal role (editor, director, producer). Please contact the festival manager if there are any questions.

Ethnographic films may arise from the use of various techniques, including but not limited to interviews, observation, animation, map-making, archival analysis, life histories, and so forth. 

Directors of ethnographic films need not be academicians, but anyone with a careful observational perspective who seeks to illuminate social life, patterns or institutions. Accordingly, we accept films made by both ethnographers and filmmakers whose films furnish an understanding of social life in a particular quadrant of the world.

ORGANIZERS
Emily Blosser (Festival Manager) ; Wesley Shrum (Executive Director) ; Wesley Shrum (Executive Director) ; lucas castle (Film Student)

GENERAL RULES
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

If your film is selected for the festival, *Ethnografilm* requests your permission to keep a copy for archival purposes and to use a brief (30 second max) exerpt for promoting the festival. We do not duplicate or sell these materials. The video and accompanying materials will be kept in the *Ethnografilm* library for viewing and statistical compilations by festival staff onsite. The submitter confirms that they have the right to submit this film and has obtained all necessary permissions, and that it does not infringe the rights of any third party.