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November 30, 2008

“Aspects” – Festival of Visual Anthropology

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Festival date: 28-30th November 2008
Location: Ethnographic Muzeum in Torun, Poland

This year’s edition is focused on Urban Ahtnropology. During festival, we will present documental films made by multicultural artists. The urban space is the leitmotif. One of the festivals section will absorbed on The New Wave of the Japanese Anthropological Cinema.

“The Aspects” is a yearly anthropological film festival, which aims at exploring various areas of culture. The principle of the festival is to discover and present various relations, phenomena, interactions and mechanisms, which take place within a culture or between cultures.

The main goal of “The Aspects” film festival is to propagate the ideas of intercultural dialogue. The creators of the festival want to draw attention to the subject of cultural dissimilarities, present the audience with the diversity of human experience, diversity of ways of expressing oneself within a society and the world.

For more information please see: http://aspektyfestival.pl

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November 30, 2008

Call for Films: Astra Film Festival

November 30, 2008 | By |

26th October and 1st November 2009


ASTRA FILM FEST is the international documentary film festival based in Sibiu/Romania, with a strong focus on Eastern European production approaching contemporary issues with anthropological sensibility.

ASTRA FILM FEST welcomes documentary films without restriction to theme and length, for the four competition sections:

INTERNATIONAL, EUROPEAN, ROMANIAN, DEBUT.

Films must have cinematographic qualities, artistic commitment and strong presence of the filmmaker’s point of view both in form and content. The total sum of Astra Film Festival awards is 25.000 Eu.

The festival is also famous for the intense atmosphere it creates around the screenings, debates and additional events. Special and additional (non-competitive) programmes will be posted on our website soon.

For more information about submissions for Astra Film Fest 2009 competition, please see www.astrafilm.ro

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November 30, 2008

Call for Films: Beeld voor Beeld, International Documentary Film Festival on Cultural Diversity

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20th edition: Celebrating 20 years of Cultural Diversity

June 8-14, 2009
Tropentheater Amsterdam / Center for World Cultures Zuiderpershuis Antwerp

Announcement and Call for Films

BEELD VOOR BEELD is a documentary film festival dealing with cultural diversity. In 2009, we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary. Rooted in visual anthropology, the festival screens documentaries on various (sub-)cultures in a format combining screenings, discussions and seminars on different themes. It offers a meeting place for filmmakers and audiences from different cultural backgrounds. All filmmakers will be present, and much attention is paid to the discussions between them and the audience.

Entry submission is open to every production that either deals with subjects of anthropology, sociology and social issues or fits in with the overall theme. So films that do not fit in with the overall theme can also be submitted.

A special program of student films will be part of the festival. The section on student films is open to all educational programs on visual anthropology or documentary filmmaking fitting in with the overall format of the festival.

Apart from general film screenings, the 20th edition will have as one of its themes:

(World) Music on Film

We will be focusing on documentaries that put (world) music in a social and cultural context. Special attention will be given to films dealing with the changes within different types of music as a result of the intermingling of cultures and musical styles.

Submission deadline: Friday January 9, 2009

For more information and entry forms: www.beeldvoorbeeld.nl; info@beeldvoorbeeld.nl;
Tel. + 31 20 568 8520

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November 11, 2008

SVA Festival 2009 Request for Media Submissions

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Request for Media Submissions! The 2009 SVA/AAA Film, Video, and Interactive Media Festival will take place during the AAA’s 108th Annual Meeting to be held in Philadelphia, PA, December 2 – December 6, 2009. As in the past, SVA selects a jury of anthropologists and film scholars who decide which submissions to include in the festival and, among those, which will receive awards. We continue to welcome interactive media work, and we also encourage short videos, particularly those under 20 minutes in length. Both NTSC and PAL formatting will be accepted for submissions. All entries must be in DVD format to be screened at the Festival. Registration for all submissions must be completed by April 1, 2009, at the AAA website. The registration area is typically  available by mid March.  Dr. Carol Hermer is the 2009 SVA Festival Coordinator, and any questions about the Festival should be directed to her at chermer@pipeline.com.  Filmmakers and distributors are asked to send a copy of work that the SVA jury will consider to the Festival Submissions Manager, Dr. Joyce Hammond, Department of Anthropology, Mail Stop 9083, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, 98225, postmarked no later than April 1, 2009. Students who are just finishing a film must also register on the AAA site by April 1, but they may submit their work up until May 15. Submitted materials will not be returned. Notification of acceptance/non-acceptance and award winners will be sent out in the summer. Clips of selected films and award winners will be placed on the SVA website.

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October 17, 2008

Tenure-track Position, Concordia University

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TENURE-TRACK POSITION IN INTERMEDIA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, MONTREAL

Concordia University’s Department of Communication Studies invites
applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant
Professor in INTERMEDIA. The Department has recently launched
Intermedia as a fourth production stream in its highly selective
undergraduate program, to complement established offerings in Film,
Video, and Sound. This innovation has been broadly conceived to take
account of the massive changes wrought by “the computerization of
culture” in the arts, in professional practice, and in the academy.
Our adoption of the term ‘intermedia’ is intended to address a
confluence of media practices ? diverse, hybrid, liminal, analog and
digital ? that cannot be easily captured in any one, established
medium. The stream currently draws on the principles and practices of
graphic design and typography, motion graphics, stopmotion animation,
interactivity and database documentary. Read More

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October 9, 2008

Tenure Track Position at University of Washington Tacoma

October 9, 2008 | By |

Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
New Media Studies & Media Writing
Assistant Professor

The Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) Program at the University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a full-time, tenure track assistant professor position in New Media Studies and Media Writing. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in Communication, Journalism, Media Studies or a closely related field by the time of appointment.

We seek applicants with interdisciplinary interests and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship in one or more of the following areas: new media, digital media or web theory; visual literacy; convergence journalism; social aspects of the Internet; policy and regulatory issues in new media.

Qualified candidates should have a demonstrated expertise in teaching introductory courses in media writing and web design and will be required to teach both theory and skills courses. Read More

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October 8, 2008

WKU Cultural/Visual Anthropology Postion

October 8, 2008 | By |

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
Potter College of Arts & Letters

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Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology
Assistant Professor, Anthropology

The Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at Western Kentucky University is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor in Cultural/Visual Anthropology. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure track position to begin August 15, 2009.

The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. in Anthropology at the time of appointment. Applicants must have an ongoing program of research and a commitment to undergraduate teaching, including multiple sections of introductory courses. Prior teaching experience and ability to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Visual Anthropology, and Ethnographic Video Production required. Broad training in anthropology, ability to teach a wide variety of undergraduate courses and experience in educational technology desired. Read More

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October 1, 2008

The FIFEQ sends out its Call for Films

October 1, 2008 | By |

The Festival du Film Ethnographique du Québec (FIFEQ) is now in its sixth year! From January 30th to February 1st 2009, approximately one hundred ethnographic films will be shown free of charge in both Montreal and Quebec. The screening of these films will be accompanied by lectures, roundtable discussions and social gatherings.

We are now accepting film submissions until November 21st, 2008.

Two copies of the films should be submitted in DVD format, in either English or French, or containing English or French sub-titles. The films should be sent to the following name and address:

Katherine Romanow, coordinator FIFEQ 2009
Pharmaprix #0042
P.O Box 55155 BP Mackay
1500 Ste-Catherine Street O.
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1S0

The films should be accompanied by a submission form which can be found at our website:
www.fifeq.ca

Good luck to all candidates!

Katherine Romanow
Coordinator, FIFEQ 2009
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September 28, 2008

First International Showcase of Ethnographic and Documentary Film in Puerto Rico

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First International Showcase of Ethnographic and Documentary Film in Puerto Rico
21 – 24 April 2009

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) and the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón will celebrate its First International Showcase of Ethnographic and Documentary Film in Puerto Rico from the 21st to the 24th of April 2009 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. During four days, the two sponsoring institutions will become a space to celebrate, discuss and share ideas about the visual medium and its potential to develop new forms of knowledge and new expressions from the perspective of the humanities and cultural studies.

We are interested in receiving submissions of documentaries from all over the world that address cultural and ethnographic issues (understood in its broadest sense). Our program will highlight entries that reflect an intimate encounter with the context which they represent and that are committed to a particular point of view as manifest through their cinematographic authorship. A jury, composed of members of the academic and artistic community of Puerto Rico, will offer prizes for the most outstanding submissions, including student films. Read More

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September 28, 2008

8th VISCULT – FESTIVAL 2.-5.10.2008 in Joensuu, Finland

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8th VISCULT – FESTIVAL 2.-5.10.2008 in Joensuu, Finland
An international festival of visual culture
www.viscult.net

FILMS AND DISCUSSIONS LIVE IN THE INTERNET!

The main theme of Viscult 2008 is ”Transformations ”
The programme consists of ethnographic, anthropological and documentary films.

The festival programme is now complete and the website is updated: www.viscult.net. The programme includes 23 films from 14 countries. Read More

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