NAFA 2020

International ethnographic film festival

lisboA, October 7 - 10

Open Call for Submissions!

NAFA 2020: Open Call

The 40th NAFA International Ethnographic Film Festival will be held in LisboA, October 7 - 10

The festival committee welcomes film submissions to the website:

The 2020 film selection committee consists of: Bata Diallo, Knud Fischer-Møller, Len Kamerling, Linda Jonsen Engbjerg, Orsolya Veraart, and Peter I. Crawford.

Deadline for submissions is April 20, 2020.

To contact PT NAFA's organizing team please use the following email:

Past Events

Conference by Prof. Peter Crawford: “Ethnographic films in the nordic countries” | NOVA FCSH |

18 November, Lisboa

Presentation theme:

While one may conclude that several battles have been won, and that visual anthropology and ethnographic film are firmly established as permissible research components, the time may have come to raise more awkward issues, concerning challenges and compatibilities when using film in producing ethnography, and the relationship between the world of narrative cinema, art and anthropology. The talk will be accompanied by screenings of film clips or films.


Peter I. Crawford is an anthropologist, publisher and filmmaker. He has been an active member of NAFA since the late 1970s. Currently he is professor of visual anthropology and head of the master of visual anthropology programme (MVA) at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. He has written extensively on visual anthropology and ethnographic filmmaking and has wide experience in teaching the subject both theoretically and practically.