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01 February 2010

The Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival

The Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival is pleased to announce that we are now open for submissions to our 2010 Festival!
The American Museum of Natural History’s Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival is the longest-running showcase for international documentaries in the United States. The Mead Fest considers documentary films and videos (including shorts, experimental films, essay films, animation, and new media) only. Productions must have been completed within the last three years.
There are two ways of submitting your work to the Festival:
1. Mail us your film along with an entry form. All forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the web site at: http://www.amnh.org/programs/mead/submit/
2. Submit your film through Without A Box at: http://www.withoutabox.com/login/1236
Entry Deadlines:
Early Deadline: March 31, 2010
Final Deadline: May 3, 2010
For more information on submission requirements and other details, please check out the guidelines and Mead FAQs on our website www.amnh.org/mead.
Please pass this on to your colleagues, friends, neighbors, students, and resident filmmakers.
Don’t forget to join the Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival group on Facebook to get updates about screenings and other Festival related events:
History of the Mead
Encompassing a broad spectrum of work, from indigenous community media to experimental nonfiction, the Festival is distinguished by its outstanding selection of titles, which tackle diverse and challenging subjects, representing a range of issues and perspectives, and by the forums for discussion with filmmakers and speakers.

The Mead was founded by the American Museum of Natural History in 1977, in honor of pioneering anthropologist Margaret Mead on her seventy-fifth birthday and her fiftieth year at the Museum. A film festival represented an especially apt form with which to celebrate Mead's life, as she was one of the first anthropologists to recognize the significance of film for fieldwork. To this day, the Festival continues to extend Mead's vision of bringing important topics and viewpoints to a general public.


Organized by the Museum’s Public Programs Division in the Department of Education, the Festival is held each November and a Traveling Festival, which includes a selection of titles from the Festival, travels to museums, universities and theaters around the United States and abroad.

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