Ethnografilm 2015

Selections have been finalized for the 2015 festival–Paris, France, 8-12 April 2015.  All directors have been notified of the status of their film.  Please contact us if you have not received a message either through Withoutabox or directly from Ethnografilm.

April in Paris! Ethnografilm features Q&A after each session and free tours of the historic Montmartre district.  Over 90% of the directors whose films were selected will be in attendance.

FRENCH SUBTITLES–For those films that have been selected, we are happy to forward an email from one of the “friends of the festival, Catherine Charriere:

“Hello! I’ve been working as a film translator (mainly documentaries) for more than 20 years. I translate from English and German into French. My main client is ARTE (European cultural channel). My other field of work is Ethnology. I graduated at the EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) in Paris in 2010. Subject of my research work was the Merchant Marine (life aboard and off board).  So Ethnografilm is a perfect blend of my interests.  For any information, please send me an email at


Directors note that all non-fiction films (earliest release date Jan. 2009) are eligible for the 2016 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!

Submit before August 31, 2015 for reduced rates at Withoutabox!  Filmmakers please note that Withoutabox (WAB) now allows free submission of screeners (uploaded to IMDb).  If you would rather use a Vimeo link, add it to your film Synopsis in WAB.  Do not send a DVD.

Since the beginning of modern cinema, viewers and critics alike have been transfixed by light contrasted with darkness. We celebrate the 2015 International Year of Light with this salute to film noir.

Interview with the Director

Highlights of Ethnografilm 2014

Review of Ethnografilm 2014   Thanks to Lisa Pasold for her outstanding 2014 roundup!