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NAFA Network is the quarterly newsletter of the Nordic Anthropological Film Association (NAFA). We’ve been running our newsletters online for the past 12 years, keeping the visual anthropological world connected and informed. The time has come to update our format and become more accessible with our new website.

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CFF: Days of Ethnographic Film 2025 (deadline: 1 October)

Online submissions for the festival Days of Ethnographic Film (DEF) 2025 are now open. The event wil…

German International Ethnographic Film Festival: Registration now open

The festival will take place between May 8 – 12, 2024, online and at Paulinerkirche (Göttingen…

CFF: NAFA Festival 2024 (deadline: 26 April)

The film submission deadline for this year’s NAFA International Ethnographic Film Festival is …

The NAFA family

One of NAFA’s most important tasks has been to build up an anthropological film collection; for use in teaching and research; a unique collection of classic and more recent ethnographic films, which is matched only by a few of the world’s most important and largest ethnographic film collections.

In 2017, NAFA has launched the Journal of Anthropological Film (JAF), a peer-reviewed journal that publishes films that stand alone as original, empirical contributions based on social anthropological research.

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