The 15th German (Göttingen) International Ethnographic Film Festival

took place from 13 to 17 May 2020 - Online

The festival promotes documentary cinema with a special emphasis on new films, videos and 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 especially those with a background in anthropology, sociology, folklore, history etc. It provides a great opportunity for international exchange of ideas and co-operation in documentary filmmaking.

As the festival took place online, we didn't charge an entrance fee this year.

The student film competition is one of the central events of the festival.
It started Wednesday at 10.00 am.

The main festival started Thursday afternoon at 2 pm.

Presentation of Student's Film Awards:
Saturday at 6:30 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  «