17.09.2013 - UNESCO Venice Office

Contribution of audio-visual productions to the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage


Experts from South-East Europe will meet in Belgrade, Serbia, on 5 October, within the framework of the 22nd edition of the International Festival of Ethnological Film, to discuss how documentary films and other audio-visual productions may contribute to the safeguarding and viability of intangible cultural heritage.

The meeting, organized by the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade, in cooperation with the Sofia Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe (Bulgaria) and the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy), will include a round table on the realization of a possible regional audiovisual production on intangible cultural heritage in South-East Europe – challenges and opportunities.

Participating experts will include representatives of heritage safeguarding agencies, anthropologists, film makers and other individual practitioners. The event is open to the public.

The Belgrade International Festival of Ethnological Film focuses on creative ethnographic documentaries with strong ethnological sensibility. Its concept is to encourage and inspire wide audience, anthropologists and filmmakers to contribute to impact and use of the ethnographic film.

This year’s edition of the festival will screen from 4-8 October 2013, in Belgrade, documentary films on the subjects of ethnology and anthropology and will also include a variety of events, meetings with filmmakers and social gatherings.

Link: www.etnofilm.org

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