Call for Films

Submission of films is open for the 17th German International Ethnographic Film Festival (GIEFF), 8–12 May 2024 in Göttingen; submission deadline: December 15, 2023



17th German International Ethnographic Film Festival

8–12 May 2024, Göttingen


The festival promotes documentary cinema with a special emphasis on new films, videos and interactive media (published after 1.1.2021) dealing with socio-cultural processes in a wide sense of the term.

The festival is open to all filmmakers, but especially those with a background in anthropology, sociology, folklore, history etc. It provides a great opportunity for international exchange of ideas and co-operation in documentary filmmaking.

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2023

Early Bird Deadline: November 25, 2023


The festival will take place again in the Paulinerkirche in Göttingen, Germany. There will be an emphasis on meeting locally.
The discussions with the filmmakers and the visitors during the screenings are inspiring. Even more, the conversations during the breaks are stimulating for everyone. These debates are very close to our hearts.

Every year we learn how to improve the organisation of the festival concerning the online facilities. Therefore, we plan that some aspects of the festival will also be available online.


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