20 December 2018Opening period for the submission of abstracts / proposals submitted to Audiovisual Proposals
15 February 2019Final date for the submission of abstracts / proposals submitted to Audiovisual Proposals
15 March 2019Acceptance notification for the abstracts / proposals submitted to Audiovisual Proposals


The audiovisual programme is open for innovative works that conceptually and formally push the boundaries of how ethnographic film and other sensory media can be used in anthropology. We encourage submissions from anthropologists, filmmakers and new media artists whose work addresses issues connected to contemporary anthropological concerns or is grounded in in-depth engagements with human and non-human lives and lifeworlds.

More specifically, we invite:

  • Narrative driven ethnographic documentaries
  • Interactive documentaries
  • Experimental and sensory media projects suitable to be presented in a screening
  • Films and audiovisual projects produced in creative collaboration between anthropologists and their research participants (documentaries, ethnofictions, animations, etc.)


The criteria and requirements

  • Submitted films should have been completed on or after January 1, 2017.
  • The submission must be categorised as (1) short video (up to 30 min), (2) feature length, or (3) interactive.
  • The work can be produced in 35mm, 16mm or Super 8 film or in video (4K, HD, HDV, Mini DV, DVCam) or a combination of those. The format for the screening must be digital.
  • All submitted films need to be accessible on-line and the filmmakers need to provide a working link and password to a copy viewable online (Vimeo, You Tube, etc.) or, in exceptional cases, downloadable from a cloud service (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.) in one of these formats: mp4 (MPEG-4) or mov (Quicktime).
  • Films or parts of films that are not in English must be subtitled in English.
  • The organizers reserve the right to present public screenings of the films and videos selected at activities to promote the event and/or use them for research and educational purposes at Adam Mickiewicz University.
  • The films selected by the selection committee must be uploaded by 15 May 2019. Films not made available by this date will be automatically excluded from the program.
  • We encourage authors of the accepted films to participate in post-screening Q&As.
  • Authors of accepted interactive films will be required to either host the screenings (with the help from our programme coordinator and student volunteers) or send specific guidelines as to how the screening is to be organized by 15 May 2019.
  • All filmmakers who decide to attend the Inter-Congress will become members of the IUAES


How to submit

  • All submissions must be made via the online form.
  • The person submitting the proposal will be first asked to complete the Registration form in order to receive the Registration ID required to proceed to the second form (Film and audiovisual proposal submission).
  • In the on-line submission form you will be asked to provide:
  1. English title of the proposed film or audiovisual project.
  2. Original title (where applicable).
  3. Author/authors.
  4. Category (short, feature length, or interactive).
  5. Runtime.
  6. Year and country of production.
  7. Shooting location/s.
  8. Original language.
  9. Production/distribution (where applicable).
  10. Synopsis (up to 200 words).


Audiovisual programme coordinator

Jan Lorenz,