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The Call For Films for the ethnocineca 2019 is closed!

Thank you for the many submissions for the five award sections and for this year’s program focus AT RISK.



From the 23rd to the 29th of May 2019, the 13th festival edition of ethnocineca – International Documentary Film Festival Vienna will take place at Vienna’s Votiv Cinema and the Cinema De France. We are very much looking forward to a stimulating and multifaceted week, in which Vienna once again becomes the centre of documentary film art. As a film festival for the public, ethnocineca not only brings together international guests from film, art and science, but also provides unusual insights into various dimensions of social and cultural dynamics. For seven days we will show contemporary and socially critical cinema, which deals with current questions of political, social and cultural coexistence worldwide from different points of view. An extensive side program with discussions, lectures, masterclasses, parties and the award ceremony as well as the in-house film workshop, complete the program and enable in-depth discussions with the films and the program-wide thematic focus AT RISK.

For thirteen years ethnocineca has been an integral component of the Viennese festival scene and is known far beyond the borders of Austria for its innovative program, the practiced interdisciplinarity and its unique atmosphere. The festival is characterized by its passion for documentary cinema, bridging the gap between art and the social sciences, thus enriching both the documentary film scene and practice-oriented and applied anthropology. During the festival week, Vienna becomes a hotspot of the international documentary film scene every year and a hub for creative exchange and scientific cooperation.


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