The 15th German (Göttingen) International Ethnographic Film Festival

will take place from 13 to 17 May 2020 - Online

The festival promotes documentary cinema with a special emphasis on new films, videos or interactive media (published after 1.1.2017) dealing with socio-cultural processes in a wide sense of the term. The festival is open to all filmmakers, but aims especially at films with a background from anthropology, sociology, folklore, history etc. It provides a great opportunity for the exchange of ideas and co-operation in documentary on an international level.


The student film competition is one of the central events of the festival.
It starts on Wednesday afternoon at 1.30 pm.
The main festival starts Thurday afternoon at 2 pm.

Presentation of Student's Film Awards:
Saturday at 7 pm

  • GIEFF Award for the best ethnographic student film
  • Manfred Krüger Award for the best camera work


Special topics of the festival are: 

» Questions of Belonging «, » Womens' Perspectives «, » Dealing with Heritage «, » Coping with Crisis « and »Chances of Surviving  «


As the festival has to take place online, we do not charge an entrance fee this year.

In case you are interested to participate at the festival for teaching please contact us: info[at]