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Ural Federal University

Institute of History and Archaeology of the Ural Branch of
Russian Academy of Science

Cinematographers Union of Russian Federation (Ural Department)
Government of Sverdlovsk region (Russia)
Administration of Ekaterinburg (Russia)
Official Representative Office of Tatarstan Republic in Sverdlovsk region
Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts

Museum of Photography "Metenkov’s House"
Sverdlovsk Regional Folklores Club
Ethnographic Bureau


International Forum
(10-15 of April, 2011, Ekaterinburg, Russia)


Dear colleagues and friends!

We would like to invite you to participate in the 3rd International academic forum “Multiethnic Russia: ethnology and cinemanthropology” (MREC), that will take place in Ekaterinburg, Russia, in the Ural Federal University within the 7th Open Russian Anthropological Film Festival (RAFF) on 10-15 of April, 2011.

The Forum is the biennale academic and practical event giving floor for presenting visual anthropology projects and discussing theoretical questions of cinema-science dialogue. The participants of the festival are authors, documentary and fiction film directors, script writers, producers, researches, leaders of ethnic and religious communities, folklorist, museum-designers, young specialists in science, art and other creative persons dealing with the ethno. 

Themes for the Panels

  • Visuals methods of humane technologies;
  • educational projects on visual anthropology, film workshops and schools;
  • images of multiethnic Russia: author`s projects on visual anthropology, field materials;
  • ethnographic film and media;
  • visual culture and ethno design;
  • ethno panorama: photo and multimedia;
  • anthropological/ethnographic film: genres, history, theory, practice, perspectives, dialogues of ethnography and cinematography;
  • ethnographic film and ethnic/national identity;
  • ethnographic film and ethnic culture in the epoch of globalization and multiculturalism;
  • multimedia and regional, local brending.

There will be also master-classes and press-conferences of the anthropologist and filmmakers, and also the round table discussion with the participation of leaders and members of ethnic and cultural communities of the Sverdlovsk region within the RAFF program.

Cinematographers Union of Russian Federation (Ural Department) provides the presentation of the “EthnoFilm: Portrait” project in Cinema House in Ekaterinburg. With the support of Museum of Photography "Metenkov’s House" the photo exhibitions will be organized.

Abstracts (the text in MS Word not more than 10 000 symbols (without intervals)) and the presentations are accepted on the e-mail before 10 of March, 2011. Please send the presentations including video, photo materials, etc. on the CD or DVD to the Organizing Committee address, or through internet.

With the application please send us the information about the author (name, surname, academic degree/status, work place, post address, e-mail, tel.). In the theme of the letter please mark “MREC 2011”.  Organizing Committee has the right to reject the applications, what is not on the format of the event.

For the Festival the abstract and materials books of the Festival and Forum will be printed.

Please, mail your film copy for the Festival (and the video materials for the Forum) with the signed entry form before 15 of March, 2011 at the following address: Ethnographic Bureau (to 7th RAFF), 620062 Russia, Ekaterinburg, Gagarina Str. 35/a–47

For electronic submission please mail your entry form or thesis to: info@rfaf.ru, ethnobs@mail.ru.

Additional information: www.rfaf.ru, www.ethnobs.ru

Attention! Traditionally organizers confirm the submissions with the short letter!

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