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Days of ethnographic film 2024

Using visual approaches in student research: regional parallels

The biennial seminar format of the Days of Ethnographic Film aims to deepen reflection on topics and approaches in visual ethnography and visual anthropology. The focus is on video productions that have been created as part of student research projects, with an emphasis on reflecting on experiences in the application of various methodological approaches in visual anthropology. Works and short films will be presented that were created during the course of studies at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology in Ljubljana and Zagreb as well as at the University of Münster. The seminar includes a presentation of the book Thinking with a Camera. Theories and Practices of Visual Ethnography (Tanja Bukovčan, Aleksej Gotthardi Pavlovsky, 2023). Continue reading

A few words before the festival begins

The international festival DEF, as a significant setting of visual ethnography and ethnographical film, offers viewerships insight into the various realities of contemporary time and the circumstances shaping our human everyday. At the same time, a look at presented films sheds light on potential methodological shifts and differences in the theoretical approaches within ethnology and (visual) anthropology. Continue reading

Submission for DEF 2023 closed

Thanks to all authors for cooperation.

The organizers are now focusing on the review and selection of films for the festival programm. This will be determined and published online in mid-January 2023. The festival will take place between February 23 and 26 at the Slovenian Cinematheque.

Film registration for DEF 2023

We are opening the online submission for the DEF 2023 festival. The event will be held in March 2023 and will take place at the Slovenian Cinematheque.

Submissions are possible until November 1, 2022, please read also our regulations. The registration form can be found here. You are welcome!

Programm update

We need to notify you of a minor program change. Due to the absence of the author, the conversation with Lisbet Holtedahl will be replaced by a conversation about her work with individual film excerpts, led by dr. Sarah Lunaček, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, and Manca Filak, Institute of Slovene Ethnography, ZRC SAZU.

Thank you for your understanding.

Days of ethnographic film 2022: Lisbet Holtedahl

The international film festival Days of Ethnographic Film 2022 is thematically dedicated to visual anthropologist Lisbet Holtedahl, a professor emerita at the Norwegian University of Tromsø. Since the 1960s, she has researched women’s everyday lives and ever-changing societies in Cameroon, Niger and in Norway. She is an internationally recognised author of ethnographic and documentary films. Continue reading