Unfortunately, due to the crisis of COVID-19, we have had to rethink the scope and timing of this year’s Festival. This year’s Margaret Mead Film Festival will pivot to an online evening of film and conversation. Instead of a traditional multi-day format, the Mead will be condensed to a single evening of programs that embodies the longstanding spirit of the Festival. Given our new plans, we are not selecting any films at this point, and we are offering refunds on your submission fees. FilmFreeway will be processing your refund automatically. There is no action required on your part.

We do hope you will stay in touch and keep us posted on any new films you are working on. You can also visit our website for the latest updates about our Mead event, and if you do not already receive it, please subscribe to the Films at the Museum newsletter.

The American Museum of Natural History's Margaret Mead Film Festival screens documentaries that increase our understanding of the complexity and diversity of the peoples and cultures that populate our planet. The festival has evolved with the times while maintaining its important history and has grown steadily to reflect ever-evolving incarnations of storytelling, technology and growing access to communities near and far.