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
Konstantinos Aivaliotis & Nikos Sfakianakis
Head of Programming
Development and Educational Activities Manager
Christina Liapi, Christina Tente
Traffic and Programme Supervisor
Press & Communication
Assistant Traffic Supervisor
Loukas Koubouris, Nikolas Papadimitriou
Harris Kalamoutsos, Dafni Kokkori
Promotional Material Design
Curators of the Section “Filming Labour and Precarity”
Dimitra Kofti (Max Plank Institute), Mao Mollona (Goldsmiths)
Curating Advisors of the Section “Ethnographic Views on Man and the Environment”
Alexis Katsaros (Medina), Kalliopi Stara
Leandros Kyriakopoulos, Konstantina Bousboura, Nathalie Borgers
Yannis Papadakis – PROJECT TITLING