7th Open Russian Anthropological Film Festival (RAFF)
Ekaterinburg (Russia), 10-15 April 2011
7th Open Russian Anthropological Film Festival is the biennale international competitive festival of anthropological films.
The festival program is formed of the fiction, documentary and television anthropological films, created by directors from Russia and other countries.
7th RAFF will be held in Ekaterinburg (Ural, Russia) at April of 10-15, 2011.
RAFF focuses on man in culture and culture in man. Its formula art+science unites filmmakers and researchers expressing by film-language the peculiarity and diversity of the cultural values, it’s important link between film makers and anthropologists of Russia and all worlds on the whole.
The film-anthropology does not avoid actuality, but we discharge the depressive negativism and focuses attention to an aesthetics and semantics of cultural space in which the dramatic art of personal destinations shows. Films and videos of high value and quality, recording human activities in social, historical or ecological context are accepted for competition screenings. Films of high level creativity, a rigorous scientific content or of new forms of audiovisual expression will be preferred. The propagandizing cultural and a racial discrimination films that exchange abuse and cause divisions between people, nations, neighbors are not supposed for the festival.
Ural Federal University
Russian Academy of Science (Ural Branch)
Cinematographers Union of Russian Federation (Ural Department)
Government of Sverdlovsk region (Russia)
Administration of Ekaterinburg (Russia)
Institute of History and Archaeology of the Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Science
Official Representative Office of Tatarstan Republic in Sverdlovsk region
Sverdlovsk Regional Folklores Club
Museum of Photography "Metenkov’s House"
Photography Development Fund (Ekaterinburg, Russia)
Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts
Cultural and Natural Heritage Institute
Russian Institute for the Cultural Research (Moscow)
Italian Institute of Culture (Moscow)
National Association of Audiovisual Archives
Guild of Documentary Films and Television
Main goals of the Festival
• development of Russian and world cultural heritage, dialogue between peoples and cultures by cinema means, first of all the anthropological ones;
• presentation and informative support of the authors and studios creating anthropological films;
• integration of the Russian anthropological cinema into world cinematographic process.
The President and Organizing Committee define the status of the Festival in cultural and ethnopolitical context, develop the mechanism of realization of the Festival as project, supervise preparation and Festival carrying out, create the administrative and creative teams of the Festival.
The Festival Management will organize the preparation for the Festival: develops the concept and the documentation, conditions and criteria of participation; forms working divisions (the selection commission, jury, program director, coordinator, design group, publishing group, press and web support of the Festival website; organizes an advertising campaign, etc.
The Selection Commission of the festival selects the films by Russian and foreign authors for the festival programs, carries on negotiations with copyrights owners for the presentation of the films within the Festival events.
The Jury of the anthropological films competition estimates films, awards prizes, hands over prizes within the festival award ceremony.
Participants of the Festival
• film authors, directors, script writers, producers of the films included in the programs
• cinematographers, critics, researchers-anthropologists, culturologists, ethnologists, designers, photographers, museum workers, journalists, distributors, film studio representatives, broadcasting companies and others
• main nominations: the best film, the best director, the best anthropologist
• special prizes of the Jury
• prizes of sponsors of the Festival
The works created not earlier than 2008, made with a film (35 mm, 16 mm) and video film HDV, Betacam, DVCAM, DV (PAL) are available for the competition. There is no special duration restriction. The films containing materials, offending human being or growing the xenophobia are not supposed to the Festival.
For the preselecting the film copy and the registration form filled with the author`s signature and the production studio`s press (if that is available) should be send to Festival Management on DVD.
The application package should be received by organizers not later than 1st of February, 2011 (deadline). We will inform you about the results of selection before 1st of March, 2011. So the application is consisted of: 1. filled registration form; 2. film copy on DVD.
The films which have been selected for the competition, should be sent to the organizers with one of the above-stated digital formats (DVCam is preferable) not later than 1st of April, 2011.
Please, mail your film copy with the signed entry form to the Direction at the following address:
Ethnographic Bureau (to 7th RAFF)
Gagarina Str. 35/a–47
For electronic submission please mail your entry form to: email@example.com (with mark “7th RAFF – entry form”).
The holder of the copyright authorizes the RAFF Organizing committee to make available the whole film(s) to the television of Ural Federal region, also within the RAFF`s events before, during and after the Festival.
The holder of the copyright authorizes the film DVD copy held in the Festival's archive to be screened in noncommercial programs of the Northern Traveling Film Festival, retrospectives of RAFF.
The holder of the copyright authorizes the RAFF Organizing committee to make available an excerpt of the film up to 4 minutes to TV-programs about the Festival, promo, visuals about the Festival for the popularization of the Festival.
The holder of the copyright authorizes the IFAF Organizing committee to make available an excerpt of the film up to 3 minutes to RAFF web-site.
THE ENTRY OF A FILM IMPLIES ACCEPTANCE OF THE 7th RAFF'S REGULATIONS. By signing this Entry Form I declare that the information I have provided is accurate.
The additional information can be tracked here.
We truly apologize for any inconvenience because of regulations changing and hope for your understanding and co-operation!
Attention! Traditionally organizers confirm the submissions with the short letter!
President of the Festival Andrei Golovnev
pfofessor, film director
Download the Regulation in MSWord