Film: 2007 Ethnographic Film Festivals

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I'm planning on entering my film Bethel: Community and Schizophrenia in Northern Japan to several ethnographic and documentary film festivals next year. I've been searching for information on places to enter, and here's the short list that I came up with. If you have any suggestions or comments, please send them in!

Festival Name
Info / Status
Montreal Ethnographic Film Festival Jan 26-28 Nov 1 (2006) (2006 festival). Submitted. Withdrawn.
Portland Intl Film Festival Feb 5-17 Nov 15 (2006) Submitted. Dinged.
Through Women's Eyes Feb 23-26 Nov 13 (2006) Submitted. Rejected.
Reel Women's Intl Film Festival Mar 8-12 Nov 15 (2006) Submitted. Rejected.
Ann Arbor Film Festival Mar 20-25 Nov 22 (2006) Submitted. Dinged.
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Apr 12-15 Nov 30 (2006) Submitted. Dinged.
Nashville Film Festival Apr 19-26 Oct 26 (2006) Submitted. Dinged.
Brooklyn Arts Council May 5-15 Nov 22 (2006) Submitted.
Hong Kong International Film Festival Mar 3-Nov4 Dec 15 /
Jan 7 Did not enter.

United Nations
Documentary Film Festival

Apr 21 - 22 Submitted. Dinged.

Royal Anthropological Institute
Ethnographic Film Festival

Jun 27 - July 1 Jan 12 Submitted. Dinged.
Women's Independent Cinema Oct 1-31 Nov 22 (2006) Submitted.
Women's Independent Cinema Oct 1-31 Nov 22 (2006) Submitted.
Seattle International Film Festival May 24-June 17 Submitted. Dinged.
Margaret Mead Film Festival Nov ?? May 31
Society for Visual Anthropology Nov ?? March Submitted.
Mental Health Film Festival (UBC) May 2008 ??
Göttingen International Film Festival May 2008 Jan 2008
SuperFest: Disability and Culture Film Festival June 2008 Jan 2008


Visual Anthropology's list of film festivals:

Asian Film Festivals:

Some other interesting looking festivals:


The Taiwan Ethnographic Film Festival deadline will be in June of 2007. I don't think there is info up yet. Not sure when the festival itself will be ... September?

I've been using WithoutABox to search for film festivals ( but I've also come across this list of documentary film festivals:

You should also check out National Geographic's All Roads Film Festival:

National Geographic All Roads Film Project showcases breakthrough film and still photography from indigenous and under represented minority cultures around the globe. Launched in 2004, All Roads supports diverse cultural perspectives with an international film festival, funding, networking, and distribution opportunities to bring together voices that celebrate the vibrant cultural stories of our world.

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