An interview with Tami Liberman

Monday December 3rd, 2018

Tami Liberman is a filmmaker, film editor and visual anthropologist. Her film, “Napps – Memoire of an Invisible Man”, which screened at this year’s 9th Ethnofest, tells the story of Mr. X, but his identity, and his face, are never revealed in it. Mr. X is a West-African asylum seeker living in Berlin without a …
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An interview with Iris Zaki

Dr. Iris Zaki is a Grierson award-winning documentary filmmaker and researcher, who uses first-person narratives to depict closed communities. She recently finished her PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London, which explored her own interviewing technique ׳The Abandoned Camera’. Her latest film, “Unsettling”, screened at the 9th Athens Ethnographic Film Festival – Ethnofest. The interview …
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An interview with Mattijs van de Port

Mattijs van de Port is a visual anthropologist at the University of Amsterdam and at the VU University Amsterdam, creator of “Knots and Holes”, that premiered at this year’s 9th Ethnofest. In a conversation, Mattijs told us more about his filmmaking process, the current state of affairs in Brazil and the potential and limitations of …
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An interview with Anna Grimshaw

Tuesday November 20th, 2018

An interview with Anna Grimshaw about her latest film, “George’s Place: the Cellar”, which will screen at the 9th Athens Ethnographic Film Festival. The interview was conducted by Lillian Dam Bracia, Traffic and Programme Assistant. Ethnofest: From your film I got the feeling that George and his friends felt very comfortable with you, they make …
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The 9th edition of Ethnofest is here!

Friday November 2nd, 2018

For the 9th consecutive year, the Athens Ethnographic Film Festival – Ethnofest returns, introducing a selection of the best ethnographic productions of the last few years, organizing interesting tributes, discussions, panels and masterclasses, and underlining the exciting present and the dynamic future of visual anthropology and ethnographic documentary. From the 21st till the 25th of …
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Ethnofest at the 1st Biennale of Western Balkans | Ioannina

Tuesday October 16th, 2018

Ethnofest is travelling to Ioannina to meet the Biennale of Western Balkans (BOWB) with a selection of films on Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). In the framework of the collaboration with the Directorate of Modern Cultural Heritage, we will screen a selection of the films produced by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, with the latest …
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Ethnofest collaborates with the 24th Athens International Film Festival

Monday September 17th, 2018

For the second consecutive year, the Athens Ethnographic Film Festival – Ethnofest and the Athens International Film Festival join forces. After the screening of Jean Rouch’s classic masterpiece “La Chasse au Lion à l’ Arc” (1965) during the 23rd edition of the Athens International Film Festival, the collaboration continues with the screening of “The Dead …
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“Alima” on the road | The upcoming screenings

The Athens Ethnographic Film Festival – Ethnofest is happy to announce the upcoming screenings of “Alima” in Greece and abroad! Alima, an Ethnofest production in collaboration with the Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Antropos (MedINA), directed by Loukas Koubouris and Nickolas Papadimitriou, premiered in November 2017 at the 8th Athens Ethnographic Film Festival – Ethnofest, …
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9th Ethnofest | The submission period is now over

Friday June 8th, 2018

The submission period for the 9th Athens Ethnographic Film Festival is now over. We want to thank everyone who have submitted their film. This year we have received over 400 submissions – and thus a pretty difficult selection period lies ahead for us! Τhe first selection period ends in September and the final programme will …
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Ethnofest at Photometria International Photography Festival 2018

Friday May 11th, 2018

The Athens Ethnographic Film Festival – Ethnofest will participate in the programme of Photometria International Photography Festival 2018, in the framework of the screenings’ section with the subject “Why do we Photograph?”. Photometria International Photography Festival is organized by NGO “Entefxis” for the 10th year in Ioannina. It’s the first interactive Photography Festival and this …
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The Ne(s)t | Ethnofest screenings within the context of the International Museum Day, in collaboration with INNOVATHENS

Wednesday May 9th, 2018

The Athens Ethnographic Film Festival – Ethnofest, in collaboration with INNOVATHENS powered by Samsung, participates in the celebrations of the International Museum Day 2018 at the Industrial Gas Museum. The theme chosen for 2018 is “Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics” and, in that context, the Industrial Gas Museum presents The Ne(s)t, an audiovisual trip …
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Summer School 2018 “Visual Ethnography of Cityscapes”| Apply now!

Monday April 2nd, 2018

After three successful editions, the Summer School “Visual Ethnography of Cityscapes” is one of Ethnofest’s most beloved educational activities. The Summer School consists of an intensive series of workshops and courses on ethnographic cinema and it’s co-organized by the the Athens Ethnographic Film Festival – Ethnofest and the Netherlands Institute in Athens (NIA), in collaboration …
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Ethnofest participates in the Tribute “Leo at Trianon”

Friday March 30th, 2018

The Athens Ethnographic Film Festival – Ethnofest participates at the three-day-tribute “Leo at Trianon”, honoring the memory of Leonidas Papageorgiou, former director of cine Trianon. The tribute will take place in April 1st, 2nd and 3rd at cine Trianon (21 Kodrigktonos & 101 Patission), with free entrance.  The Poster for the Event   Within the …
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Call for Films | “Critical Encounters: The European Refugee Crisis”

Monday March 5th, 2018

Since 2014, the Athens Ethnographic Film Festival – Ethnofest has established a themed section, that focuses on a specific topic every year. This themed section aims at making the Festival accessible to wider audiences and at promoting the educational and reflexive dimensions of ethnographic cinema. This year’s themed section is dedicated to the “refugee crisis” …
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Ethnofest Screenings in Volos

Thursday March 1st, 2018

For the third year in a row, Ethnofest collaborates with the Department of History, Archaeology and Social Antrhopology, and the Social Anthropology Lab (University of Thessaly). In the framework of this collaboration, Ethnofest travels to Volos in order to present a selection of films that were screened during the 8th edition of the Festival. The …
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Ethnofest at the 20th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Screening of the film “Alima”.

Tuesday February 27th, 2018

Α film production of Ethnofest in collaboration with the Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Antropos (MedINA) will be screened at the 20th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Alima, a film by Loukas Koubouris and Nickolas Papadimitriou, is an ethnographic observation of the daily routine of the fishermen at the Mesolonghi-Aitoliko Lagoon. Over the centuries, local communities around …
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Call for Films | 9th Athens Ethnographic Film Festival

Wednesday February 21st, 2018

The Athens Ethnographic Film Festival – Ethnofest continues its exploration of the world through the ethnographic lens. For its upcoming ninth edition, Ethnofest is announcing a call for films that observe, feel with every sense and reflect upon their subjects while using the tools of visual anthropology. This call is addressed to anthropologists and scientists …
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Ethnofest Screenings at N.I.A. – Winter School 2018

Friday January 19th, 2018

The Athens Ethnographic Film Festival – Ethnofest is curating a series of screenings within the framework of the Winter School “Migration in the Margins of Europe”. The Winter School is co-organized by the University of Amsterdam, its Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, the department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of VU University Amsterdam and …
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“Εthno-Cine: Cinema and Anthropology”: Seminar at Fårö Creative Learning

Monday January 8th, 2018

The Athens Ethnographic Film Festival – Ethnofest and Fårö Creative Learning collaborate and co-organize the seminar “Ethno-Cine: Cinema and Anthropology”. Through screenings and discussions, participants will be introduced to ethnographic cinema and understand how technology has influenced visual anthropology. The seminar will take place in Fårö Creative Learning every Thursday, from January 11th to February 15th, …
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Thank you!

Monday December 4th, 2017

After five days, lots of screenings, side-events and a masterclass, the 8th Athens Ethnogaphic Film Festival – Ethnofest came to an end! Thank you for the support, the interest, the near-capacity crowds and the discussions after the screenings. See you at the 9th edition of Ethnofest, November 2018!            

Τhe 8th Athens Ethnographic Film Festival is coming!

Monday October 23rd, 2017

For the 8th consecutive year, the Athens Ethnographic Film Festival – Ethnofest returns to cine Astor, presenting exciting ethnographic films from all over the world. Among others, this year’s edition consists of two special screenings – John Marshall’s “The Hunters” and the participatory documentary “The Maribor Uprisings” by Maple Razsa and Milton Guillén – interesting …
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