From: Ariella Ben-Dov (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jun 01 2009 - 09:23:09 PDT
The Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival has EXTENDED the Deadline to JUNE
26! Please help us spread the word. Thank you.
Seeking documentaries, animation, essay films, experimental works,
indigenous media, and more. Films and videos can be any length. Send your
non-fiction work today and be a part of the longest running Festival of
documentary film in the United States. Please note the Festival screens
works about all communities and topics. In addition, each year the Mead
showcases a series highlighting the latest exhibition featured at the
Museum. Coming up is an exhibition highlighting themes surrounding SILK
ROAD. Please help us spread the word and find even more works that might fit
into this category.
* There are now two ways of submitting your work to the Festival:
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:
* Donıt forget to SIGN UP:
Join the Facebook group Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival and get updates
about screenings and other Festival related events:
Please pass this on to your colleagues, friends, neighbors, students, and
resident filmmakers. For more information on submission requirements and
other details, please check out the guidelines and Mead FAQs on our website
See you at the movies.
Each year, the Traveling Festival brings highlights from the Mead to sites
throughout the US and abroad, providing access to innovative work from
around the world. It is comprised of seven programs, each program between
one and two hours, depending on the length of the films. To book the
Traveling Festival or see our line-up go to:
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 as well as a Traveling
Festival, which includes a selection of titles from the Festival. The
Traveling Festival screens at museums, universities and theaters throughout
the United States and abroad.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.