From: Ariella Ben-Dov (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Mar 12 2009 - 13:37:45 PDT
The Margaret Mead Film & Video Festivalıs is pleased to announce our 2009
Call for Entries is officially open! Please note we have made it even
easier to submit a film to the Mead. Remember the Mead accept a range of
non-narrative works including: documentaries, animation, indigenous media,
experimental works, and essay films.
* There are now two ways of submitting your work to the Festival:
Help us spread the word by passing this email along.
1. Mail us your film along with an entry form. All forms and guidelines
can be downloaded from the web site at:
2. Submit your film through Without A Box at:
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Please pass this on to your colleagues, friends, neighbors, students, and
resident filmmakers. The Mead Call for Entries is now OPEN! For more
information on submission requirements and other details, please check out
the guidelines and Mead FAQs on our website www.amnh.org/mead
See you at the movies.
History of the Mead
The American Museum of Natural Historyıs Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival
is the longest-running showcase for international documentaries in the
United States. Encompassing a broad spectrum of work, from indigenous
community media to experimental nonfiction, the Festival is distinguished by
its outstanding selection of titles, which tackle diverse and challenging
subjects, representing a range of issues and perspectives, and by the forums
for discussion with filmmakers and speakers.
The Mead was founded by the American Museum of Natural History 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. To this day, the Festival continues to extend Mead's vision of
bringing important topics and viewpoints to a general public.
Organized by the Museumıs Public Programs Division in the Department of
Education, the Festival is held each November and a Traveling Festival,
which includes a selection of titles from the Festival, travels to museums,
universities and theaters around the United States and abroad.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.