The festival is organised by GIEFF e.V.

GIEFF e.V. is a non-profit association (statutes) with the aim of:

  • organising the festival
  • informing via Internet
  • archiving and securing the material
  • cooperating with anthropological film festivals in Europe


The German International Ethnographic Film Festival wants to:

  • promote documentary cinema in the context of intra- and intercultural communication, with a special emphasis on new films, videos or interactive media from anthropology, sociology and cultural studies in a wide sense of the term.
  • support the discussion on documentary – especially ethnographic – filmmaking
  • support young filmmakers by giving a student award
  • bring young filmmakers in contact with professionals


Becoming a sustaining member of GIEFF e.V. (application form)

  • you are supporting the continuous work of GIEFF
  • you are getting free entrance to the festival
  • you can set off the fee against tax liability in Germany


You can also support the festival by giving a donation.