Please read this note from the organizers:
Please ignore and delete previous ISEFF posting. The festival has now taken a new format and will take place on 11 and 12 November 2008.
Our website is http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/iseff/
Here you can view information and download an application form to submit films. Deadline for submission is 22nd September 08, the event is free to attend.
OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM FESTIVAL 2008
THREE DAYS OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM
HOSTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY
AT GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE, LONDON
The politics of relation in ethnographic representation
We invite submissions for the premiere annual International Student Ethnographic Film Festival under three themes of application.
The inaugural festival of student ethnographic film glances upon emerging contexts of contact resulting from fieldwork and film production. The festival questions the ambiguous division between the personal and professional relationship, and focuses on the notion of commitment entailed in the creation of a visual record. The festival also offers the opportunity to question the relevance of political stance at a time where the product of research has a possible market value, are we all becoming market researchers? Or can the film return to its roots as the medium of hope and be used as a tool to communicate new forms of resistance? Thirdly we create an evening of ambiguity, where message can be lost in concern for the very aesthetic of representation. We look at the roles of fiction, beauty and pleasure in the consumption of ethnographic material. Seminars shall be held bringing together professionals and students to discuss the topic of selected films on each evening.
1- Activist Anthropology
Utopian spaces and zones of resistance
2- The Service of Anthropology
What is the relation of ethnographic research to commercial venture?
3- Aesthetics, Pleasure and Fiction
Poetics of relation
Submission Closes September 22nd 2008
Categories: Documentary: anthropology, sociology and related disciplines.
FILMS MUST BE LESS THAN 40 MINUTES DURATION
– Three Categorical themes
– Accepted Formats: DVD only
– A jury prize for best film in category will be awarded.
Please send one copy of your chosen work/s on DVD along with a digital copy (CD) of a brief synopsis with promotional image, name of Director/s, year of production, original language, length of film and current contact details.
It is necessary to state which category you would like your film to be entered into, note: It is possible to enter more than one category if you feel your film applies.
Notifications of inclusion shall be made by e-mail by October 5th 2008
Centre for Visual Anthropology,
Goldsmiths, University of London,
New Cross, London
If you would like your works returned then please include an open self-addressed envelope with adequate postage paid.
For further information please e-mail ISEFF at firstname.lastname@example.org