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9th Russian Festival of Anthropological Film

will take place on July 2–5, 2015 in Ekaterinburg




Anthropological films are the films about peoples and cultures, religions and rituals, ours and others; about the national character and the cultural heritage. This is the cinematographic study of Man in his awareness of himself. The anthropological film is the combination of the magic of cinematographic expression and the scientific knowledge.

  • RFAF is the only full scale competitive anthropological film festival in Russia.
  • RFAF is an open, i.e. international film festival where film directors from all over the world are represented.
  • RFAF is a bridge between art and science, as the film festival is accompanied by an academic forum.
  • RFAF is a dialogue between cultures and peoples, the forum of interethnic and inter-confessional communication, the festival of beauty and dignity.
  • RFAF is an experimental platform for the search of new cinematographic forms, a synthetic language of image-word-sound.


The festival organized by Ethnographic Bureau, the Ural Federal University, the Institute of History and Archeology of the UrB RAS and Government of Sverdlovsk region, brings together the directors of anthropological films, the television, radio and other mass media professionals, the researchers (anthropologists, ethnographers, historians, philologists, art historians, experts in folklore and cinematography), representatives of ethnic and religious communities, the intellectuals and the undergraduate students around the key formula of the festival-forum: “Art + Science”.

IX RFAF will take place on July 2–5, 2015 in Ekaterinburg as parallel event of XI Congress of Anthropologists and Ethnologists of Russia. In the framework of RFAF will take place III Student Festival of Anthropological Film CinemAnthrop. The program of the festival will include the documentary anthropological (ethnographic) films by both Russian and foreign authors made in 2012–2015. In the selection a preference will be given to films of length up to 40 min.

The decisions on the Festival Awards will be made by a professional jury, the sponsors and the audience of the festival.

The deadline for the submission of applications for participation in the anthropological films competition is March 1, 2015.

We invite everybody willing to participate in the creative agenda or act as sponsors of the festival to contact us at the RFAF Organizing Committee:


34–60, Mira Str., Ekaterinburg, 620078


E-mail: ethnobs@mail.ru. Web site: www.rfaf.ru. Tel./fax: +7(343) 3629096, +79024404292 (Svetlana Belorussova).



President of RFAF, Member of RAS,

Doctor of Anthropology, Film Director                    Andrei Golovnev

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