The 28th International Festival of Ethnological Film will take place between 7th and 10th October 2019.

The selection of films is carried out by the Selection Committee.


The submissions that meet the following criteria will be considered eligible for inclusion in the Festival programs:


· The submitted film is a documentary film dealing with topics from the fields of ethnology and anthropology;

· The submitted film has been produced not earlier than three years preceding the Festival. The Festival Board and the Selection Committee may decide to include films made prior to this date;

· The submitted film presents a scholarly and research contribution to the fields of ethnology and anthropology, while at the same time offering a distinct artistic quality in the filmmakers’ approach;

· The submitted film is not longer than 75 minutes;

· The submitting film did not apply for this Festival so far.


Other films that make a significant contribution to dealing with topics from the domains of ethnology and anthropology may be included in special programs.


No Festival participation fee is charged. No compensation is paid for screening films within the Festival programs.




The call for submissions will be open from 11 March 2019 and only submissions received until 31 May 2019 will be taken into consideration.


Filmmakers who wish to submit multiple films shall fill in a separate form and submit a separate copy and the accompanying documentation for each film.

Only submissions with complete documentation will be taken into consideration. The complete documentation includes:


- A copy of the film provided via the Internet (HD format; minimum resolution of 1280x720 or more, 16:9 picture format). Films can be sent via video hosting sites (vimeo or dailymotion) or file hosting services (e.g. Google drive, OneDrive, iCloud) – it is important that links be active until the conclusion of the Festival;

- A filled-in entry form (MS Word), downloadable from the Festival’s webpage;

- Synopsis of the film (between 70 and 120 words);

- Trailer for the film (obligatory);

- Two film stills (minimum resolution 300 dpi);

- A short biography of the author (no more than 200 characters);

- A complete credits list (the names of directors, producers, screenplay writers, directors of photography, editors, sound editors, music editors);


Films in languages other than Serbian or English must be subtitled in English. All films that enter the competition program, including those in Serbian, must be subtitled in English.


The film, as well as the accompanying documentation for the film should be sent via email as separate attachments to the address:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


During the event, the Festival shall provide accommodation (bed and breakfast) to one representative of the film selected for the Competition Program.


By submitting the entry form, the copyright owner of the film agrees in writing that a copy of the film will remain in the Archive of the International Festival of Ethnological Film, i.e. the archive of the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade. Both during and after the Festival, films will be used only for educational and non-commercial purposes.


The copyright owner of a film selected for the Festival shall allow its screening at the Festival free of charge.


The copyright owner of a film selected for the Festival shall allow use of up to three minutes of material from his/her film for the Festival’s media campaign.


The Selection Committee along with the Jury of the Festival are entitled to enter the film into a different category than the one indicated in the submission form.


A film cannot be withdrawn from the Festival after the Selection Committee has completed the selection process.


The official selection will be made public on the Festival’s web page by the end of August.


The program of the International Festival of Ethnological Film includes the competition and non-competitive segments.



Main Program

Student Program



Informative Program

Special Program


The International Jury of the Festival makes decisions on the awards for competition programs

Films in competition programs will be nominated for the following awards

The GRAND PRIX ‘’Dragoslav Antonijević’’

The award for the best national film

The award for the best international film

The award for the best student film


The International Jury may also grant the following awards :

The award for the contribution to intangible cultural heritage

The award for the best ethnographic record

The award for the best amateur film

The award for cinematography

The award for editing

The award for sound

Press Award

Audience Award


With the prior consent of the Festival Board, other legal entities and individuals may grant their awards at the Festival. If a prize is awarded to more than one laureate, the monetary part of the award shall be split evenly among them. If the Jury considers that films running in a particular category fail to meet satisfactory quality criteria, the Festival is not obliged to award the prize, and the funds allocated for this awards shall be transferred to another category, according to the agreement of the Jury and the organizers of the Festival.


By signing the Festival entry form, the submitter agrees to be bound by all provisions of the Festival Regulation.