Call for Films
17th EASA Biennial Conference
EASA2022: Transformation, Hope and the Commons
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast
26-29 July, 2022
The European Association of Social Anthropologists invites anthropological and documentary film submissions to be screened during its 17th Biennial Conference, which will be held in a hybrid format online and at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from the 26th to the 29th of July 2022.
This year’s conference theme is “Transformation, Hope and the Commons”. This theme opens a space to explore engagements with past and future, how individuals and groups experience continuities and frictions and the ways in which hope, change and creativity are perceived as guidance and capability. In line with the wider theme of the conference, we thus encourage submissions of anthropological films from a wide variety of cinematographic methods and approaches that stimulate a reflexive and undogmatic analysis of political, economic and environmental narratives, calling also for new types of authorships or sociocultural expressions.
- Call for Films: 21/12/2021 to 14/02/2022
- Announcement of selected films: 08/04/2022
- Period for sending digital screening copies: 11/04/2022 to 01/06/2022
Criteria for submission:
- Films completed after 1st January 2019
- All films shall be in original language(s) with English subtitles
- All lengths accepted
How to submit your film?
First phase – selection process (submission until 14/02/2022):
Call for films is now closed
Please ensure you provide an adequate synopsis in English (approx. 300 words) and a link to a shareable online preview version (on Vimeo or YouTube). The link may be unlisted, or password protected (if the latter, please provide password in the form!). Please make sure the link remains valid at least until 15/04/2022.
If you have any queries related to film submissions, please write to films(at)easaonline.org.
Second phase – only for selected films (April - 01/06//2022):
Provide a screening copy link of the version in digital format suitable for public screening in high resolution.
Along with the screening copy file, the authors and/or producers of the selected films should also send:
- Film Synopsis (no more than 300 words ) with 2 still film frames (thumbnails for conference materials)
- Director(s)’ short bio (no more than 150 words )
- Credits and technical data (production year, country of origin, country of filming, language(s), previous screenings, awards)
- Trailer of the film for the conference website
- Joint statement with:
- Authorisation for the screening of the film at the 17th Conference of EASA, within the Anthropological Film Programme (a template will be provided by the secretariat)
- Authorisation for the use of promotional images by EASA in posters, on the congress website or in any other dissemination materials
- Confirmation of presence of the authors in the screening sessions
The secretariat of the EASA film programme will confirm film submissions. In the absence of confirmation, please write to films(at)easaonline.org.
The authors and/or producers of the selected films will be informed individually about the selection results. The selection will appear on the conference website by April 25, 2022.
The authors and/or producers of the selected films must send the screening copy by 01/06/2022.
We strongly encourage the presence of filmmakers in the screening sessions. The purpose of this film screening is to provide a space for critical thinking and debate on anthropological filmmaking.
Film Programme Convenors:
- Katja Seidel (Maynooth University, Ireland)
- Cahal McLaughlin (Queens University Belfast)
- Christos Varvantakis (Goldsmiths, University of London)
- Sanderien Verstappen (University of Vienna, Austria)
- Chris Wright (Goldsmiths, University of London)