This year we proudly present to you the 8th edition of ETHNOCINECA - Ethnographic and Documentary Filmfest Vienna. From May 12th - 16th the VotivKino will turn into the hotspot for ethnographic and documentary filmmaking, right at the heart of Austria's capital.
53 films from all parts of the world will cover a large variety of perspectives on cinematic approaches, aesthetic styles and ethnographic methods on social and cultural topics, which are often dismissed in popular media. This year's carefully selected program challenges stylistic boundaries of formal categories and allows artistic as well as scientific perspectives to coexist. Institutionalized discourses set aside, we would like to invite you to understand the cinema, for the length of the filmfest, as a meeting space designed for exchange, reflexion and dialogue between filmmakers and the audience.
For the first time ever in 2014, young filmmakers get a chance to compete for the ETHNOCINECA Student Shorts Award (ESSA). In a more traditional manner we will present to you the results of the Projektwerkstatt film workshop on Friday, May 16th - the last day of the filmfest. We hope to see you all afterwards at the legendary closing party at Club U.
All films are screened on the basis of donations, tickets are available on location and seating is free.