6th Annual


April 16, 2019 to April 20, 2019

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Academic Feature
This category is comprised of films made by academics, students, and educators.

Typically an academic, educator, or student (at any career stage) plays a significant role (editor, producer, director) in the making of the movie.
Documentary Feature
The Documentary category includes films that are made by documentary filmmakers not affiliated with academic institutions.
Academic Short
This category is comprised of any nonfiction films made by academics, students, and educators

Typically an academic, educator, or student (every age) plays a significant role (editor, producer, director) in the making of the movie. Please contact us if there are any questions.
Documentary Short
All nonfiction films made by documentary filmmakers.


Ethnografilm accepts all non-fiction film genres, promoting the systematic understanding of the social world through film. 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 purpose of Ethnografilm is to understand society, culture, and social issues.


For our sixth festival (16-20 April 2019), Ethnografilm seeks to increase the number of short film submissions and student works. Also, if you have both a feature and a broadcast (under one hour) length for your movie, please submit the broadcast version.

We seek to promote audiovisual work that advances 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 study of some aspect of human society. They may "tell a story" about human social actions, beliefs, or institutions, or current events. They may reflect the filmmaker's experience. They may offer a critical explanation of social life or 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 us if you have any questions.

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

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 who help us to understand social life.

The festival is co-sponsored by the International Science Council (ISSC) and the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S).


Wesley Shrum


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If your film is selected for the festival, *Ethnografilm* requests your
permission to keep a copy for archival purposes and to use a brief 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. Submission of a final screening version to Ethnografilm Paris also implies screening release (but not necessarily selection) for one day "traveling" Ethnografilm festivals in Nairobi, Trivandrum, and North America.