Dear guests and longtime friends,
We are back in Rovinj to offer you three days of inspiring audiovisual explorations of human nature, productive socialisation and quality networking.
At the time of serious social and economic crises that have persisted for years, the opportunity to deepen intercultural relations and experiences and to get to know each other and to cooperate is more important than ever.
This year the regular competition programme of the 7th ETNOFILm festival was selected by Bojan Mucko and Andrea Matošević, PhD. The jury that will evaluate the selected films includes Pille Runnel, PhD, Ines Prica, PhD, and Oliver Sertić. The best films will be rewarded with an award-winning sculpture by one of the students of the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka. We are also proud to present the beginning of the project Sensory ethnography and New media arts: towards contemporary interpretations of ICH, which is organised by ETNOFILm festival of the Ethnographic museum of Istria, the soundimageculture organisation from Brussels and the Ethnographic museum in Belgrade.
This project will include the Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology Department and New Media Department of the University of Zagreb, as well as students from similar departments at the universities in Ljubljana, Belgrade, Berlin and Aarhus.
Alongside masterclasses, field research, artist talk with last year’s visual anthropology workshop participants, we have also organised a concert of the Istrian ethno band called Veja. They are this year’s candidate for the most prestigious Croatian discography award Porin in the category for the Best folk and world music album.
I hope that the programme will provide you with a beautiful and useful experience.
Thank you for being a part of the ETNOFILm festival.
Tamara Nikolić Đerić
The start of the ETNOFILm Festival in 2009 was associated with the turn that the Ethnographic Museum of Istria made towards using film methods in documenting intangible heritage. However, a festival born out of this turn towards using film, continued to live an independent life of its own. It was not necessarily tied to intangible heritage and documentation in the narrowest sense any more, but opened up towards a contemporary, broad spectrum of subjects, towards the ethnography of today, socially relevant issues and a generally critical approach to questioning global, as well as local cultural phenomena.