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Informational Letter

Russian Institute for Cultural Research

Likhachev Russian Research Institute of the Cultural and Natural Heritage

S.A. Gerasimov All-Russian State University of Cinematography

National Association of Audiovisual Archives

with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Italian Institute of Culture in Moscow, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Moscow, Polish Cultural Center in Moscow, Goethe German Cultural Center in Moscow, the Royal Danish Embassy in Moscow, Russian State University for the Humanities, National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow State Central Cinema Museum, the Polytechnic Museum

with the participation of the UNESCO Chair in Comparative Studies of Spiritual Traditions, their Specific Cultures and Inter-Religious Dialogue

have the pleasure to announce

Days of Ethnographic Cinema

under the aegis of the Year of Russia in Italy and the Year of Italy in Russia

to be held September 24 through September 30, 2011 in Moscow


The festival will comprise the following events:

Program of screenings “Anthropology of Work” organized around the cinematic representation of various forms of work from the traditional arts and crafts to Internet entrepreneurial activities;

– Special program of screenings prepared in the framework of the Year of Italian Culture and Language in Russia and devoted to the present visual studies in Italy;

– Special program of screenings and round table entitled «Russia and Poland today: visual anthropology approaches» in the scope of which presentation of the cinematographic project “Russia – Poland. New View” aimed at getting out of the clich?s regarding each other and “echo” of Polish Festival of Visual Anthropology “ASPECTY” will take place.

The organisers invite filmmakers and scholars working in the fields of ethnography and anthropology and in other related disciplines to participate in all the events.

Filmmakers are kindly asked to submit:

–        a DVD-copy of the film with the English subtitles;

–        transcript of the soundtrack in Russian and/or English (Word file);

–        Registration Form filled out in Russian and/or English.

No fee is required.

The organizers apologize for not being able to return the submitted materials.

Submission deadline for registration forms and films is July 25, 2011.

To post films, please use the following address:

18-20-22 Bersenevskaya embankment, Bldg. 3, Moscow 119072, Russia, Russian Institute for Cultural Research, c/o Days of Ethnographic Cinema


Contact information:

Tel./fax +7 (495) 959 08 64, +7 (495) 959 08 32, Anna Chikisheva