The 12th Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival will take place from 28 May to 1 June 2014

The festival promotes documentary cinema with a special emphasis on new films, videos or interactive media (published after 1.1.2011) dealing with socio-cultural processes in a wide sense of the term. The festival is open to all filmmakers, but especially those coming from an anthropology, sociology, folklore, history etc. background . It provides a great opportunity for international exchange of ideas and co-operation in documentary filmmaking.

GIEFF Programme now online!

The Festival will take place at
the Paulinerkirche in the heart of Göttingen. See map.


The student film competition is one of the central events of the festival.
It starts on Wednesday afternoon at 1.00 pm.
The main festival starts Thurday afternoon at 4 pm.

Presentation of Film Award: Saturday at 6.15 pm Student's Film Award for the best ethnographic student film

Special topics of the festival are: Migration, Disability and Psychological Problems, and Womens' perspectives?


Entrance Fees (20 % discount for early bird festival registrationb (including the payment) till: 30th April 2014

  • Whole festival: Euro 120,- (96.-) / Students Euro 60,- (48,-)
  • Single day ticket: Euro 40,- (32,-) / Students Euro 26,- (20,80)
  • Single Screening: (1-2 films) Euro 7,99 / Students Euro 5,99 (on site payment only)

See also our special offer for excursions.