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Ethnocineca 2018

Our 12th festival edition will take place from May 4 -10, 2018. We are already looking forward to seven inspiring and diverse days, turning Vienna into a center for documentary film art. The upcoming program offers several highlights: around 50 films in two cinemas, a festive opening night, film talks, a masterclass, discussions, new co-operations with the University of Vienna, atmospheric evenings with international guests, the legendary festival party and last but not least, the award ceremony for all five competition categories.

Ethnocineca stands out due to its passion for documentary cinema. It enables communication across supposed cultural borders through the medium film and celebrates the diversity of human lifeworlds. The festival builds bridges between art and science, between theory and praxis and thereby enriches the documentary scene as much as the applied and practically relevant aspects of Cultural – and Social Anthropology. By doing so, ethnocineca makes a vital contribution to the diversity of the Austrian – and in particular the Viennese – cultural scene.

The programme of ethnocineca 2018 will be published in April 2018.


Ethnocineca 2018 - Call for Films has ended

Our Call for Films for the 12th Ethnocineca from May 4th - 10th 2018 is closed since Dec. 1st 2017. Thank you all for the new record number in our festival history of more than 500 submitted films!