MUIEFF is a new Australian international ethnographic film festival. In association with Macquarie University's Department of Anthropology (Sydney), MUIEFF will screen a select number of ethnographic films on the 8th and 9th of October 2020.
The event will take place at Macquarie University's main campus, in one of our largest theatres housed within the Faculty of Arts (social distance compliant capacity: 45).
Over two days, the festival will screen the final MUIEFF program, with a gala opening, including discussant panel, on Friday afternoon the 9th of October 2020 (details and final program TBA).
All films chosen for final program screening at MUIEFF will receive a formal letter of congratulations and official festival recognition on behalf of MUIEFF, which director/s can then provide to their home academic institution for proof of screening.
We welcome all new (2015-2020) ethnographic and anthropological films, from anywhere in the world, irrespective of research subject or experimental methodology.
IMPORTANT: All films must be ethnographic and/or anthropology-based - this is not an ordinary documentary film festival. Although this is a broad genre of social research based cinema (and we encourage experimental forms of ethnographic film), we will require a statement from the director/s as to how their film is ethnographic/anthropology based (e.g. the film is part of an anthropology PhD thesis / the film is directed by an anthropologist, etc). A few sentences and links to previous work/academic CVs/proof of academic affiliation is sufficient.
Established anthropologists and adjacent researchers, as well as pre-PhD anthropology students are most welcome to submit their films to MUIEFF, as long as they are ethnographic and/or anthropology-based.
MUIEFF is not-for-profit. We have no submission or festival entrance fees, and do not require successful entrants to attend the festival in person (although you are most welcome to).
If your ethnographic film is not in english, then english subtitles are required.
We have two categories (short and feature length). The total number of films selected is TBD - but as we only have two days to run the festival, it is likely to be between 10-20 maximum selections.
All films must be produced in the last five years. If your film has appeared at another film festival, this is fine - but please let us know in your submission.
Once your film has been deemed appropriate for MUIEFF, an academic panel will watch your film for consideration into the final festival program.
Any films not deemed sufficiently connected to the discipline of anthropology and/or ethnographic film will not be considered.
Thank you very much,
Dr Max Harwood, founder and festival director
Associate Professor Chris Houston (HoD), festival co-director
(Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University)