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Here you can find an overview of visual anthropology programs, labs, summer schools, ethnographic film festivals, and collectives worldwide. This map will keep growing with your contributions. Help us populate the map and keep it up to date. Please contribute using this submission form.

Teaching Programmes

Eye & Mind Visual Anthropology MSc-TrackAarhus UniversityAarhusDenmarkLink to Programme
Visual AnthropologySan Francisco State UniversitySan FranciscoUSALink to Programme
Chair of Visual and Media AnthropologyUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermanyLink to Programme
Master Program in Visual AnthropologyPontificia Universidad Católica del PerúLimaPeruLink to Programme
MA in Visual AnthropologyUiT The Arctic University of NorwayTromsøNorwayLink to Programme
Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary PracticesUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermanyLink to Programme
MA Program Visual and Media AnthropologyUniversity of Applied Sciences for Communication, Media and Management (HMKW) BerlinGermanyLink to Programme
MA in Visual AnthropologyGoldsmiths, University of LondonLondonUKLink to Programme
MA in Visual AnthropologyCenter for Visual Anthropology, University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSALink to Programme
Master of Research in Visual Anthropology FLACSOQuitoEcuadaorLink to Programme
MA in Visual AnthropologyThe Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, Manchester UniversityManchesterUKLink to Programme
Visual AnthropologyUniversity of MarouaMarouaCameroonLink to Programme
MA in Audiovisual EthnographyTallin UniversityTallinEstoniaLink to Programme
Visual AnthropologyLMU MunichMunichGermanyLink to Programme
Visual Anthropology & Visual Culture (VisANTH)National Institute for Experimental Arts University of New South Wales SydneyAustraliaLink to Lab
Visual Anthropology and MaterialityUniversity of VictoriaVictoria BCCanadaLink to Programme
Museum & Visual AnthropologyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouver BCCanadaLink to Programme
Msc Visual EthnographyUniversity of LeidenLeidenThe NetherlandsLink to Programme
Culture and MediaNew York UniversityNew YorkUSALink to Programme
Master in Visual AnthropologyUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe NetherlandsLink to Programme
Media AnthropologyUniversity of BernBernSwitzerlandLink to Programme
Athens Summer School in Ethnographic FilmmakingAthens Ethnographic Film Festival and the University of AmsterdamAthensGreeceLink to Summer School
Visual Studies PlatformCentral European UniversityViennaAustriaLink to Programme
Media Anthropology and Visual Anthropology

University of Bremen, Department of Anthropology and Cultural ResearchBremenGermanyLink to Programme
MSc Visual and Arts-based Methods by ResearchMiddlesex UniversityLondonUKLink to Programme


Collaborative & Experimental Ethnography Lab (CE2 Lab)University of British Columbia Okanagan CampusKelowna BCCanadaLink to Lab
LISAUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazilLink to Lab
Center for EthnographyUniversity of California IrvineIrvineUSALink to Lab
Center for Experimental EthnographyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSALink to Lab
Sensory Ethnography LabHarvard InstitutionCambridgeUSALink to Lab
Ethnographic Film UnitUniversity of British Columbia VancouverCanadaLink to Lab
Vienna Visual Anthropology LabUniversity of Vienna, Department of Social and Cultural AnthropologyViennaAustriaLink to Lab
Visual Anthropology LabCornell UniversityIthacaUSALink to Lab

Film Festivals

International Festival of Ethnological Film BelgradeSerbiaLink to Festival
freiburger film forum FreiburgGermanyLink to Festival
Jean Rouch Film Festival ParisFranceLink to Festival
Ethnocineca - International Documentary Film Festival ViennaViennaAustriaLink to Festival
Régard Bleu ZürichSwitzerlandLink to Festival
International Festival of Ethnographic Film – Sofia (IFEFs) SofiaBulgariaLink to Festival
Anthropofest - International Festival with Social Anthropological Themes PragueCzech RepublicLink to Festival
Sardinia international Ethnograhic Film Festival - SIEFFSardiniaItalyLink to Festival
World Film FestivalTartuEstoniaLink to Festival
Viscult – Festival of Visual Culture JoensuuFinlandLink to Festival
Festival International du Film Ethnographique du Quebec - FIFEQQuebecCanadaLink to Festival
GIEFF - German (Göttingen) International Ethnographic Film FestivalGöttingenGermanyLink to Festival
Moscow International Visual Anthropology Festival – ‘Mediating Camera’ MoscowRussiaLink to Festival
Ethnofest (Athens Ethnographic Film Festival) AthensGreeceLink to Festival
Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) Film & Media FestivalUSALink to Festival
Cineblend - Cultural Diversity Through Cinema AmsterdamNetherlandsLink to Festival
Nordic Anthropological Film Association International Ethnographic Film FestivalEuropeLink to Festival
Astra Film FestSibiuRomaniaLink to Festival
Days of Ethnographic Film LjubljanaSloveniaLink to Festival
Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival TaiwanLink to Festival
Margaret Mead Film FestivalNew YorkUSALink to Festival
Eyes and LensesWarsawPolandLink to Festival
Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film FestivalPärnuEstoniaLink to Festival


CAMRA (Collective for Advancing Multimodal Research Arts)USALink to Collective
Curatorium (critical, creative & collective attunements)AustralasiaLink to Collective
Visual Scholarship InitiativeUSALink to Collective
Ethnocine (Feminist Ethnographic Film Collective)USALink to Collective