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Kate Hennessy


November 30, 2008

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

November 30, 2008 | By |

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:;;
Tel. + 31 20 568 8520

Kate Hennessy


November 11, 2008

SVA Festival 2009 Request for Media Submissions

November 11, 2008 | By |

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  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.

Kate Hennessy


October 17, 2008

Tenure-track Position, Concordia University

October 17, 2008 | By |


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

Kate Hennessy


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

Kate Hennessy


October 8, 2008

WKU Cultural/Visual Anthropology Postion

October 8, 2008 | By |

Potter College of Arts & Letters


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

Kate Hennessy


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:

Good luck to all candidates!

Katherine Romanow
Coordinator, FIFEQ 2009
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Kate Hennessy


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

Kate Hennessy


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


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: The programme includes 23 films from 14 countries. Read More

Kate Hennessy


September 25, 2008

Photographies Issue 2 Now Available

September 25, 2008 | By |

Issue 2 Now Available

Routledge is pleased to announce that the second issue of Photographies is now available.

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Kate Hennessy


September 11, 2008

AAA 2008: SVA Sessions and Events Accepted and Scheduled

September 11, 2008 | By |

Society for Visual Anthropology
Sessions and Events Accepted and Scheduled
2008 Meetings of the American Anthropological Society, San Francisco, CA.

The following SVA-reviewed sessions and events have been accepted and scheduled for this year’s AAA meetings in San Francisco. The SVA is making a strong contribution to this year’s theme of “Inclusion, Collaboration, and Engagement” with an excellent Film, Video, and Interactive Media Festival line-up, and a range of compelling workshops, sessions, roundtables, and poster presentations.

Any questions or comments should be directed to:

Aaron Glass
Kate Hennessy
SVA Program Chairs

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