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Lomonosov Moscow State University, Miklukho-Maklay Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, National Association of Audiovisual Archives

V Moscow International Festival and Scholarly Conference of Visual Anthropology Mediating Camera

September, 2010

We welcome anthropological films from all continents and invite authors, researchers and spectators to take part in viewing and discussions.

The name of the Moscow International Festival of Visual Anthropology Mediating Camera concentrates its attention on the position of a man with a camera entrusted by people to construct the image of their culture. The dialogue of cultures on the screen is in the defined by the mediating role of a visual anthropologist.

The priority theme of the V Mediating Camera Festival will focus on the religious practices that define the uniqueness of traditional cultures.

The Festival Program includes the debut competition, round-tables, symposiums, exhibitions, special screenings and the International scholarly conference.

We invite to participate:

  1. Authors of films devoted to cultures of the world. The debut competition is open for the authors who have made their first anthropological film. Please, send for the selection:
    • film copy on DVD with English subtitles;
    • film transcripts in English (printed and electronic forms);
    • registration form in Russian and/or English (printed and electronic forms);
    • 1-2 photos from the film;
    • 1 photo of the film author.
  2. The experts and scholars who use and research the Visual Anthropology in its widest sense. Please, send for the selection:
    • application form including the annotation (200 words max) in Russian and English (electronic form);
    • 1-2 photos from the demonstration materials;
    • 1 photo of the author.

All photos should be a high-quality JPG's.

The Festival Organization Committee is considering the opportunities of partial covering of the participants' expenses.

The deadline for applications and films: March 1, 2010. Nevertheless we ask to send films and applications forms ASAP.

We do not return the received films and keep them in the festival archive for the non-commercial use in the educational purposes.

Address for applications and films:
Moscow 119991, Leninskie gory, GSP-1, I Education Building, 4 floor, room 446, TsNIT FDO, Visual Anthropology Festival

Address in Russian:
Москва, 119992, Ленинские горы, ГСП-2, I учебный корпус МГУ, 4 этаж, комн. 446, ЦНИТ ФДО, Фестиваль визуальной антропологии.

Contact information:
e-mail: mediating.camera@gmail.com
Phone: +7(495)939 44 41, +7 (495) 938 59 92
Fax: +7 (495) 938 06 00

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