Ethnografilm is a Director's festival, held each April at the Ciné 13 Théâtre, the greatest fringe theatre on the planet, at the highest point of Paris. At the 2017 festival 90% of the directors were there to discuss films, meet colleagues, drink wine, and initiate new collaborations! Our bar and gallery are the perfect place to watch the films again, argue the fine points, ask and answer questions from other directors.
All non-fiction films are eligible for the 2018 festival. “Ethnographic” films are not simply about far away people and places. We particularly solicit movies about modern life as well as remote corners of the planet!
Ethnografilm is an invitation only festival. Nonfiction filmmakers are the audience. Last year one director said "I nominate this for the best festival in the world. The place and the atmosphere are so fantastic." Last year two filmmakers got engaged! Please send us an email if you particularly want to come to Paris. http://ethnografilm.com
From Directors who attended the first three festivals:
"Ethnografilm is a model for what can be accomplished when a professional organizing team supports a strong creative vision." Filmmaker, 2014.
"Just being able to sit in that space and enjoy a glass of wine and conversation with the filmmakers was delightful."
"I screened at the last two Cannes festivals but the press was the target audience. Ethnografilm is for the filmmakers."
"This festival is very non-French."
(We have no idea what he meant...but he said it was because there was no entrance fee!)
"Best theatre on Planet Earth."
Awards & Prizes
Your film on the main screen of Ciné 13 Théâtre in Paris!
Rules & Terms
If your film is selected for the festival, *Ethnografilm* requests your permission to keep a copy for archival purposes and to use a brief exerpt for promoting the festival. We do not duplicate or sell these materials. The video and accompanying materials will be kept in the *Ethnografilm* library for viewing and statistical compilations by festival staff onsite. The submitter confirms that they have the right to submit this film and has obtained all necessary permissions, and that it does not infringe the rights of any third party. Submission of a screening copy to Ethnografilm Paris also indicates willingness to participate in our one day "traveling" Ethnografilm Festivals in Nairobi, Trivandrum, and North America