For the third year, the original Paris festival has been extended to audiences in Asia and Africa. In October of 2017, for the first time, Ethnografilm presents a program in New Orleans. Download the programs for these events below.
The 3rd annual Ethnografilm Africa was held in June in Nairobi, while the 3rd Ethografilm Asia festival was held in Kerala in July. The first European edition of Ethnografilm was held in August in Barcelona Spain.
All accepted films are eligible for these traveling Ethnografilm festivals in Asia and Africa. Because these are one day festivals, shorter offerings are general preferred by the local organizers in Trivandrum (Kerala) and Nairobi (Kenya).
These new annual events are organized by Ideas in Progress in Kerala and Multimedia University of Kenya, and the New Orleans Jazz Museum in New Orleans.
Ethnografilm Asia occurs in in Kerala, India in June, followed in July by Ethnografilm Africa ( Nairobi, Kenya). The subset of films is selected annually by the advisory board and local organizers of the events.
Festivals in India and Africa are shorter than the Paris Ethnografilm–one day, rather than four full days. Shorter films are prioritized by the local selectors for these events. Films that play in the gallery rather on than the main screen in Paris are also eligible for inclusion and are often included for Ethnografilm Africa and Ethnografilm Asia.