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Dear friends,

some technical reasons made us to “take a break”  for a while from our blog.

You can follow our news and updates 

here:    http://ethnofest.gr/en/  (our website)

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Athens Ethnogrraphic Film Festival

 

ethnfest website

third act

ImageThe 3rd Athens Ethnographic Film Festival has finished – and we are very happy to be saying this – with great success. A success that is highlighted by the audience turnout, which honestly exceeded our expectations, but also by the positive feedback for the films of the festival.

For yet another year the wide-ranging audience embraced and boosted this effort, and the festival can argue a powerful case for its existence, not only within the framework of the scientific or academic field, but within a wider context as well.

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Thus, we would like to thank all the filmmakers who sent us their films, especially Yannis Drinis, Silas Michalakas, Fotini Stefani, Dimitris Prousalis and Luca Di Meo who visited the festival, presented their films in person and spoke with the audience. A special thank you to Exile Room and Valerie Kontakos and Despina Pavlaki – the warm and welcoming space they have created was instrumental to the festival’s success.

Last but not least, a huge thank you to all those who honoured us with their presence during these two days, as well as for the feedback which they shared with us in order to help along our effort.

We renew our date for 2013.

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Catalogue 2012


 

Here you can see our catalogue online on issuu

Catalogue 2012

 

 

Official Programme 2012

Dear Friends,

Here you can find the official programme and the timetable of the festival, short synopsis of the films and the official poster.

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A big thank to the supporter of the festival Exile Films – Exile Room and also to Shannon CAROLL, Kayla HAMMOND and Julia PERCIASEPE from Documentary Educational Resources (DER), and to Susanne HAMMACHER from the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), for their support and valuable help.

For more information:

Konstantinos Aivaliotis – Nikos Sfakianakis
Tel.:   +30 210 6544917 / 6945104788
Email: info@ethnofest.gr/ ethnofest@gmail.com
http://www.ethnofest.gr
 
Exile Room
12 Athinas St,
3rd Floor,
Monastiraki (opposite the Metro Stop)
Tel: 210-3223395

*Admission: Free 

There will be only English subtitles in the films.

Screenings start at 17:00

 

Tribute to the Contemporary Argentine Ethnographic Cinema

3rd Athens Ethnographic Film Festival 

30th November & 1st December 2012

The third Ethnographic Film Festival of Athens will open its gates on the 30th of November at Exile Room

This year there will be four sections in the festival:

The known of the Students’ films, Panorama, and Tribute and final we introduce the section of Special Screenings where we will introduce films which are still works in progress or showcase the virtues of the ethnographic cinema, without technically belonging to the genre.

As this year’s thematic tribute, the Athens Ethnographic Festival programme decided to present some of the movies that are most representative of contemporary trends of Argentine ethnographic cinema.

In the current socioeconomic context of Greece, the images of Argentina that we receive through the media are mainly related to the country’s economic and political history, framed in terms of crisis. In this sense, this first look into local ethnographic cinema is imperative, as it allows us to broaden our perspective on Argentina’s historical and sociocultural wealth and on the discussion of contemporary trends in the production of anthropological knowledge.

The tribute to the Argentine Ethnographic Cinema examines the geographic and thematic diversity of this vast country, through the eyes of four anthropologists and filmmakers who are the leading exponents in the field of visual anthropology. Social and historical memory, time and its chronicling, indigenous peoples and endangered languages are the main focus of their documentaries, oriented towards social and political issues through local ethnographic approaches.

The anthropologists and filmmakers Konstantina Bousmpoura and Julia M. Heimann, who live and work in Buenos Aires, are the curators of the programme which includes the works of anthropologists dedicated to academic activities at Universities of Buenos Aires such as Soledad Torres Agüero, Carlos Masotta, Paulo Campano and Carmen Guarini.

The festival would like to thank the directors who shared with us their work and also the  curators who have made possible this ‘unusual’ anthropological connection between Greece and Argentina.

Finally, a big thanks to  the supporter of the festival Exile Films

For more information:

Konstantinos Aivaliotis – Nikos Sfakianakis

Tel.:   +30 210 6544917 / 6945104788

Email: info@ethnofest.gr/ ethnofest@gmail.com
http://www.ethnofest.gr

Exile Room

12 Athinas St,
3rd Floor,
Monastiraki (opposite the Metro Stop)
Tel: 210-3223395

*Admission: Free 

There will be only English subtitles in the films.

Screenings start at 17:00

dates and place for ethnofest

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Dear Friends,

Even though last yearwe wrote that we will try to keep the dates of the festival in the beginning of every November, some reasons are forcing us to change it and move to the end of the month.

So, the Athens Ethnographic Film Festival would like to announce that its 3rd edition will take place the 30th of November and the 1st of December in Exile Room.

Also as the date for the submissions has passed almost two weeks now, we would like to thank all the filmmakers, the production and distribution companies and of course all the universities that send us their films every year. The selection process has already started and by the end of the summer we will start announcing the programme along with the tributes of this year’s edition.

We would like to thank the supporter of the festival, Exile Films and Exile Room.

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Reminder about the call

Call for Films 2012

The Ethnographic Film Festival of Athens continues the exploration to the anthropological world through the image and for this year we are looking for films made by anthropologists (or related background), including students’ works -either as dissertations or as assignments- In addition we welcome films made by professional filmmakers or film students who had a collaboration with anthropologists or/and social scientists.

This ethnographic festival doesn’t have a competitive section but through its 3 main sections (Student’s Films, Panorama and Tributes) is aiming to look at the contemporary tendencies of visual anthropology but also at the roots of today’s directions. During the festival there will be open discussions and presentations where we hope to engage in a dialogue on / with the future of ethnographic film and visual anthropology.

The festival addresses a wide audience, and it is an event where ethnographic films directed by anthropologists, by professional filmmakers or by students, are seen together in a combined programme.

Two copies of the films should be submitted in DVD format, containing English sub-titles and they should be accompanied by the participation form  (sent via e-mail) in the address below.

The deadline for films submission is the 15th of July.

e-mail: info@ethnofest.gr

The address – for the films to be sent – is:

Athens Ethnographic Film Festival

P.O.BOX 66009

155 01 Holargos

Athens,Greece

Questions and prior notice for submissions should be directed to info@ethnofest.gr  or ethnofest@gmail.com