Call for ethnographic film proposals [EN]

June 2-4, 2016
Coimbra (Portugal)


[call is now closed] 

Ethnographic Film Screening 1-4 June 2016

Life visualized in its regular normality and exceptionality. And what about creativity? Suffering? Voices, gestures, faces and bodies? And noise, sounds and music? This is the simple invitation of this ethnographic film screening – show through images how ‘Disputed Futures’ mean the diversity of presents and pasts; because the world is made on different rhythms, impulses, desires towards the uncertainty and incompleteness of history.

Portuguese version > here


  • Gonçalo Mota – Realizador
  • Humberto Martins – (UTAD/CETRAD)
  • Raquel Schefer – (Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3)
  • Ricardo Seiça Salgado (CRIA – UM; baldio | estudos de performance)
  • Sofia Sampaio – (CRIA/ISCTE)

Submission of film proposals :

Submission of film proposals: from November 15th, 2015 to February 15th, 2016


  • Films released after the 1st January 2014, (spoken or subtitled) in Portuguese, Castilian, English and French
  • We only accept submission of online films hosted on VIMEO (provide link and security code) or on Youtube (the film should not be listed publicly)

The organization will not make individual acknowledgment for every film submitted. Selected filmmakers and/or producers will be notified by the 20th April 2016. We must then receive a DVD by the 10th May + 2 digital promotional photographs of the film (by email) + signed declaration authorizing the public screening of the film at 2016 APA Film Screening, the use of promotional photographs in brochures and congress website + a copy for APA (Portuguese Anthropological Association) + the confirmation of the filmmaker attendance at the screening session.

We firmly encourage the presence of filmmakers in the screening sessions. The purpose of this film screening is to create a space for critical reflection on ethnographic filmmaking.

Selected films:

The list of selected films will be announced on April 20th, 2016.

[call is now closed]