The annual Bremen Days of Ethnographic Film has been an integral part of the Department’s Visual Anthropology curriculum since 2012. International productions are shown together with the Department’s own latest works. Film screenings and discussions with internationally renowned filmmakers are geared to both an anthropological audience and the general public. As such the Film Festival enjoys widespread popularity beyond the confines of the University.
We screen significant contemporary ethnographic films on three consecutive evenings and then open the floor up to debate together with the film-makers. The first evening’s program usually consists of films made by students during coursework or as final project films. We try to give an overview of the teaching in Visual Anthropology in Germany and beyond. The second evening is devoted to the latest debates in Visual Anthropology or anthropological research. On the third evening the Film Festival leaves campus and goes out into the City of Bremen where we organize an evening-long cinematic experience in the movie theatre City46.
The Bremen Days of Ethnographic Film are curated and organized by students as part of a seminar in the framework of the BA Cultural Research. As such the Film Festival can be seen as a joint effort involving students and teaching staff, with high-profile international guests and film projections in the City of Bremen.
Coordinators: Martin Gruber, Frank Müller, Jana Schäfer, StugA KuWi