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Kate Hennessy


February 10, 2012

Forbidden No More: The New China in Ethnographic Film Festival

February 10, 2012 | By |

Forbidden No More: The New China in Ethnographic Film festival and 
conference will take place at Haverford College on February 24 & 25, 2012, 
focusing on new ethnographic films about contemporary China.  Across two 
days, FORBIDDEN NO MORE presents a series of films and conversations 
exploring the changing social landscape of China. Featuring works by 
ethnographer-filmmakers Tami Blumenfield, Jenny Chio, Kenneth Dean, Maris 
Gillette, Steve Harrell, Benjamin Gertsen, Tik-sang Liu, J.P. Sniadecki,
and  Angela Zito,  the festival considers contemporary China through a
myriad of  lenses‹rural-urban relations, popular religion, gender norms and
family constitution, economic privatization, ethnic minorities, tourism,
political transformation, and differences between China’s coast and

For a schedule of events, directions to Haverford, and filmmakers¹ bios,

Kate Hennessy


October 27, 2011

4th ETNOFILm Festival – Call for Entries

October 27, 2011 | By |

ETNOFILm – an international festival of ethnographic film organized by the Ethnographic Museum of Istria is now accepting submissions for the official section of the programme. Applications for the 4th edition of the festival are open to documentary films employing innovative approaches in depicting cultural phenomena and the ethnography of the everyday. The festival will take place from 3-5 May 2012 in Rovinj, Croatia. Apart from live discussions with guest authors, the audience will be able to enjoy a visual anthropology workshop, lectures on recent issues in visual-anthropology, as well as an exhibition and a concert as part of the side programme.

The deadline for all submissions is 20 November 2011.
Download the application form from



October 25, 2011



September 3, 2011

SVA Film & Media Festival Program announced

September 3, 2011 | By |

The Society for Visual Anthropology presents the Film & Media Festival in Montréal for 2011.  You can download our preliminary program below.

Kate Hennessy


May 25, 2011

Call for Submissions: Ethnographic Terminalia 2011: Montréal

May 25, 2011 | By |

field, studio, lab

Submission deadline: 24 June 2011 @ 5pm PST.

The terminus is the end, the boundary, and the border; of course the terminus is also a beginning as well as its own place, its own site of experience and encounter.

Ethnographic Terminalia is an initiative that brings artists and anthropologists together to engage emerging research through installation and exhibition. As a platform from which divergent modes and methodologies of inquiry are articulated, Ethnographic Terminalia asks what lies within and beyond disciplinary territories, and how those boundaries shape the representation of cultural practice. Organized as a para-site to the annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, the gallery show will take place in Montréal, Canada, at Eastern Bloc Centre for New Media and Interdisciplinary Art (14-20 November 2011). Now in its third year, Ethnographic Terminalia represents a diversity of material, conceptual, and creative engagements with art and anthropology, capturing a multiplicity of mediums where anthropology and art intersect. These include: sound, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, video, film, internet and multi-media, and engage both gallery spaces and site-specific locations.

Panamanian artist Humberto Vélez has accepted our invitation to anchor the 2011 exhibition with a documentation of his collaborative work, The Awakening. The Awakening activates questions at the heart of collaboration, ethnographic methods of investigation, and aesthetic production emerging from his “Aesthetics of Collaboration” project developed with curator Emelie Chhangur at the Art Gallery of York University, the Mississauga New Credit First Nations, and Monkey Vault Gym Parkour artists in Toronto, Canada. In Ethnographic Terminalia 2011, Vélez’s work will be exhibited alongside work selected by the curatorial collective, and works produced by our local partnering organizer, Concordia University’s Center for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the aftermath of Violence (CEREV),

We seek projects in any medium for inclusion in Ethnographic Terminalia 2011 that take up the theme:  field, studio, lab. These three locations–the field, the studio, the lab–comprise both their own communities of practice, and form sites of inquiry and production for artists and anthropologists. Field, studio, and lab are not only places where knowledge is produced, or ethnographic data gathered, but are spaces of everyday life and local cultural production; they are generative sites of encounter, negotiation, conflict, celebration, failure, disappointment and revelation-all of which can unsettle (or ossify) discursive, disciplinary, and methodological boundaries. Read More

Kate Hennessy


January 11, 2011

SVA Media Festival 2011 – Montreal

January 11, 2011 | By |

The Society for Visual Anthropology Film, Video, and Interactive Media Festival encourages the submission of short works (under 15 minutes), full-length ethnographic films, audio/photo essays, and interactive media.  Awards will be given to the best works in a number of categories, including student films and short films.

We begin accepting films starting January 15th, 2011 with a final  submission deadline of April 15, 2011. Early bird and student discounts available. For more information on the categories, or to submit a film, login to our film submission website at

Kate Hennessy


January 10, 2011

2011 SVA Call for AAA Submissions

January 10, 2011 | By |

Society for Visual Anthropology
2011 AAA Annual Meeting Call for Submissions
Dowload PDF here: 2011-sva-cfs

Details for Invited Sessions, Sponsored Sessions, Media Submissions, and the Visual Research Conference are below:
The SVA welcomes paper and poster session proposals for consideration at this year’s Annual Meeting in Montreal (November 16-20, 2011).  The theme for the meeting is “Traces, Tidemarks, and Legacies,” which provides a rich context for exploring the innovative and exciting work conducted under the broad rubric of visual anthropology.  Last year, SVA sponsored sessions explored such diverse topics as urban visualities, participatory media research, Australian aboriginal media production, the ethnography of television, and the anthropology of religion in Haiti.

For the 2011 Annual Meeting, the SVA programming committee consists of:

Jenny Chio ( and
Jonathan S. Marion (

Both Jonthan and Jenny are more than happy to work with you on your paper, poster, or roundtable sessions – please be in touch early, and as often as necessary, with us! We’re happy to assist session organizers with the structuring of their proposals. The SVA encourages innovative formats, including poster sessions, extended screening of visual materials, and fostering more dynamic discussion periods.
Because the SVA sponsors a number of events during the Annual Meeting, here is a breakdown of upcoming deadlines and the appropriate contacts for each. Read More

Kate Hennessy


November 16, 2010

Ethnographic Terminalia 2010: New Orleans

November 16, 2010 | By |

Location: Du Mois Gallery 4921 Freret New Orleans, LA 70115
Opening Party: Nov. 19th, 2010; 7-10 PM

Ethnographic Terminalia is an exhibition of over 20 local, national and international artists who work at the intersection of art and anthropology. From November 11 – December 3, 2010, Ethnographic Terminalia will be on exhibit at the Du Mois Gallery in Uptown New Orleans in the Freret commercial corridor, New Orleans. The exhibition is scheduled to coincide and is supported by the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association. Ethnographic Terminalia brings anthropologists and artists together into the gallery space to investigate the borders of these disciplines and alternative modes of engagement. This is an initiative to bring contemporary art practices in closer proximity to forms of anthropological inquiry; Ethnographic Terminalia is primarily concerned with creating opportunities for the exhibition of non-traditional projects in anthropology. The terminus is the end, the boundary, and the border; of course the terminus is also a beginning as well as its own place, its own site of experience and encounter.

Read More

Kate Hennessy


November 1, 2010


November 1, 2010 | By |

We invite you to submit your latest films to our 5th annual Anthropological Film festival. This is an international, juried film festival at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

You’ll find festival details and the application form on the Ethnographic Film Unit website:

The submission deadline is December 15, 2010; the festival is May 1, 2011.

The Ethnographic Film Unit at UBC
Department of Anthropology
The University of British Columbia
6303 NW Marine Drive,
Vancouver, BC, Canada.  V6T 1Z1

Kate Hennessy


October 29, 2010

Call for Videos–Applied Video Festival at the Society for Applied Anthropology, Seattle 2011

October 29, 2010 | By |

The Society for Applied Anthropology will hold a one-day Applied Video
Festival at the 71st Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. The
festival is on April 1, 2011. One video producer will win a cash prize
of $250 and free registration ($120) to attend the conference.

This open call for video submissions welcomes all genres ranging from
the ethnographic to the expository and experimental. We welcome
submissions that address in form or content the mission of the SfAA.
The awardee will have produced a video that deftly balances applied
investigations with provocative videographical storytelling. To enter
the competition, please submit a short or long format video on DVD to
the address below. The winner must be present at the conference to
collect the award and be available for a question and answer session
after the screening of the film. There is no student award. Videos
will have been finished after 2009.

Along with your DVD submission please send an email with a 100 word
abstract to Adam Fish at and Darby C Stapp at with the subject heading: SfAA Video Festival.
The deadline to submit the video is February 1, 2011. Individuals who
have submitted a paper/poster abstract for the Program, may also
submit a video for the Applied Video Festival.

Conference Location:
Hyatt Regency
Society for Applied Anthropology
71st Annual Meeting
March 29-April 2, 2011

Conference information is found at
Please send DVDs here:
Darby C. Stapp, PhD
Seattle 2011 Program Chair
P.O. Box 1721
Richland, WA 99352

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