This is the final call for entries for the 2017 Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival (TIEFF). Although we have had a tremendous response to our initial call for entries, with over 1000 entries, we are still seeking films with a strong ethnographic focus to be among the approximately 35 films we will eventually select for the festival. Entries are open till the end of March and should be made online via FilmFreeway.
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TIEFF is Asia’s oldest and longest running international ethnographic film festival. This year’s festival will be held in Taipei from October 6-10, 2017. As an ethnographic festival, we do not consider works of fiction or experimental films unless they have a strong ethnographic component (which should be explained when filling out the entry form). Films can be submitted to either of two categories: the CENTRAL THEME (see below), which is open to documentary films produced any time related to the chosen theme for that year. Or, the NEW VISION category, which is open to ethnographic,films completed in the two years prior to the festival. (For this festival that would mean films completed between 2015 and 2017.)
This year’s theme, “Beyond the Human,” seeks to challenge human exceptionalism: the belief that we humans can dictate the terms of our relationship with the non-human. Inspired by recent anthropological research into the interconnections between humans, animals, technology, the environment, and the spirit-world, we are particularly interested in films which explore how our relationships with the non-human challenge our self-perception as a species. Moving “Beyond the Human” does not mean leaving humanity behind; it means expanding our definition to include even more of that which makes us human.
This year we are using the website FilmFreeway to handle all film
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P. Kerim Friedman (Programmer)
Hu, Tai-li (President)
Tsai, Futuru C.L. (Director)