Sunday, April 12, 2009

Call for entries at the Margaret Mead Festival

The Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival early deadline is fast approaching this June 26th! Send in your submission today. The Mead is the longest running documentary film festival in the United States. They are seeking a range of non-narrative works: feature and short documentaries, experimental and essay films, animation, indigenous media, and more.

Image from the film In the Land of the Head Hunters.

There are two ways of submitting your work to the Festival:

1. Mail the film along with an entry form. All forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the web site at:

2. Submit the film through "Without A Box" at:

Your can also join the Facebook group Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival and get updatesabout screenings and other Festival related events.

The Mead was founded by the American Museum of Natural History in New York in 1977, in honor of pioneering anthropologist Margaret Mead on her seventy-fifth birthday and her fiftieth year at the Museum. A film festival represented an especially apt form with which to celebrate Mead's life, as she was one of the first anthropologists to recognize the significance of film for fieldwork. Organized by the Museum's Public Programs Division in the Department of Education, the Festival is held each November as well as a Traveling Festival, which includes a selection of titles from the Festival. TheTraveling Festival screens at museums, universities and theaters throughout the United States and abroad.

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