We are pleased to announce the third Ethnographic Film and Media Program of the Middle East and Central Eurasia, which will be held annually in conjunction with the Anthropology of the Middle East and Central Eurasia Network of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA).
The goal of our program is to promote original ethnographic films and visual media, not only in the area of anthropology, but also in sociology, folklore, religion, material culture and related topics. Our program encompasses all areas of the contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia (the Russian Federation, the Caucasus, Central Asia, China), including topics on minority groups and religious themes. We invite and encourage all students, anthropologists, sociologists, documentary filmmakers and media artists to participate in our program by submitting ethnographic videos, films (including online and cell phone styles, short and feature-length films) as well as interactive media (websites, hyperlinked documents, etc.). Our main focus for this year's program will be on "war, crises, refugees, migration and Islamophobia". However, other topics are more than welcome. Films and other materials submitted for the program should be submitted online or as DVD preview copies, accompanied by a synopsis, a 10-line description and technical data. Delivery and return policies * All entries must be submitted via the online form (link below). Please note that the form requires a short and long description of the film. The requirement for the short abstract is <300 characters and for the long abstract <250 words. If your film is accessible online, please provide the link in the de * All entries submitted must have received their first public screening on or after 1 January 2016. * All participants must cover all costs related to the delivery of preview and screening copies. We will not return the preview and screening copies. * All DVDs should be sent to: Dr. P. Khosronejad Farzaneh Family Scholar Associate Director for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies School of International Studies 201 Wes Watkins Center, USA Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 E-mail: Pedram.Khosronejad@okstate.edu www.iso.okstate.edu