Monthly Screenings

The annual Anthropological Film Festival takes place in November. 

The Jerusalem Cinemateque together with the Hebrew University's Department of Sociology and Anthropology are working to promote documentary films with an ethnographic orientation. These films use cinematic tools to describe the complexities of individuals and communities the world over; the relationship between humanity and the inhumane and the social, political and economic expressions of these realities.

Come join us, come join the world.

Dear Friends,

The 6th Anthropological Film Festival at the Jerusalem Cinematheque is on its way (November 28-30 2017) and we are now open for submission.

We would be very happy to watch films produced in 2016-2017 and would highly appreciate your submission via online screener (secure Vimeo link) to

The Festival selects films that document and explore human societies and cultures in their many facets, such as, social and cultural diversity, continuity and change, relationship with the environment…

We welcome submissions of documentary films made by anthropologists, students, and professional filmmakers; we welcome films at least 45min. long all varieties and styles of filmmaking. 

The festival is a joint project of the Jerusalem Cinematheque-Israel Film Archive and the Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

I will be happy to answer any enquiries you may have.

With warm wishes from Jerusalem,

Nurit Kedar

Artistic Director

Anthropological Film Festival

To View the 2016 Program click here