The Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, held annually each November, presents the best ethnographic films of each year, i.e. short and feature-length anthropological documentaries which are the product of research conducted by scientist of visual anthropology or relative fields. It also organizes Q&A’s with directors, seminars and talks with academics and accomplished professionals, as well as workshops for social anthropology students.

Visual anthropology is a constantly evolving field and severely under-represented in Greek academia, thus the Festival is essentially the only platform for such works as well as a meeting place for lecturers, researchers and students. Our valuable partners include the Ministry of Culture and Sport, University of Panteion, the British Film Institute, the Institut Français de Grèce, the Netherlands Institute at Athens, the Documentary Educational Resources (DER), Goldsmiths University and the University of Manchester, as well as the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation and Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

The Festival’s aim is to maintain its status as one of the most original and creative events in the city’s cultural file, wishing to introduce the best works of visual anthropology to an audience which would not have the opportunity to discover them otherwise. It is also our ambition to further rally and support the academic community, especially the young directors, by showcasing their films, creating a support network (workshops, networking meetings) as well as educating future scientists with our internship programme.

Organized by the Athens Anthropological Society – Ethnofest

Director
Konstantinos Aivaliotis

Executive Director
Nikos Sfakianakis

Head of Programming
Christos Varvantakis

Curators of the section “Through Cyprus with the Cinematic Camera”
Pafsanias Karathanasis, Despo Pasia

Advisory committee
Kostis Kalantzis, Tanya Mamali, Loukas Koubouris, Konstantina Konstantopoulou

Operations Manager
Christina Liapi

Press & communication 
Natasha Pandi

Traffic supervisor
Konstantinos Diamantis

Assistant traffic supervisor
Christina Stampoulidou

Financial Coordinator
Matthaios Karagiotis

Production assistants
Konstantina Konstantopoulou, Nikolas Papadimitriou, Loukas Koubouris, Elena Georgiadi, Harris Kalamoutsos, Dafni Kokkori

Poster design
Takis Angelopoulos

Promotional material design
Nikoletta Kanellou

Subtitling
Yannis Papadakis – PROJECT TITLING