CfP Film Festivals and Anthropology (edited collection)

Maria Paz-Peirano (University of Kent) and Aida Vallejo (University of the Basque Country) are currently co-editing a book on the intersections between Film Festivals and Anthropology.  The book is planned as a collection of chapters, looking into the possibilities of using the methodological and theoretical frameworks of Anthropology, for the study of film festivals. Also, it addresses the role of ethnographic film festivals in the development of Visual Anthropology. The book aims to explore the field of film festivals that are specialised in ethnographic or anthropological films, as well as the ethnographic and anthropological approaches to non-specialised film festival events. To this end, we invite submissions by both scholars and film festival professionals. The suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • History of ethnographic/anthropological film festivals
  • Comparative and critical perspectives on ethnographic/anthropological film festivals
  • Ethnographic accounts on specific film festivals or film festival circuits
  • Anthropological analysis of films festival events
  • Anthropology and  indigenous film festivals
  • The future of ethnographic film festivals
  • Circulation of ethnographic/anthropological films
  • Ethnographic/anthropological sidebars  at main, non-specialised films festivals
  • Festival reports, as well as interviews, will also be considered.

If you are interested in collaborating with the book, please send an abstract about the possible topic of your chapter (about 350 words), as well as 5 biblographical references and short CV (5 lines) to this email: festivalsanthropology[at]

Deadlines:  Abstract should be sent before January 20th, 2014. Final version of the chapter to be submitted by September 2014.

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1 Response to CfP Film Festivals and Anthropology (edited collection)

  1. Jay Ruby says:

    I founded and directed the Conference on Visual Anthropology at Temple University from 1968 to 1980. The programs from the conference at available at my web site. If no one else is writing about COVA, I might be interested.

    Jay Ruby

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