Margaret Mead Film Festival

About The Festival

The American Museum of Natural History's Margaret Mead Film Festival screens documentaries that increase our understanding of the complexity and diversity of the peoples and cultures that populate our planet. The Mead Festival has evolved with the times while maintaining its important history and has grown steadily to reflect the ever-evolving incarnations of storytelling, technology and growing access to communities near and far. The Mead Festival presents the best in documentary, experimental films, animation, hybrid works, and more.

Submissions are now open! For more information, visit the Submissions page.

The 2017 Margaret Mead Film Festival will be held October 19th - 22nd. Save the date!