Margaret Mead Film Festival

Inspired by Museum Curator Margaret Mead’s and fellow anthropologists’ groundbreaking use of film and photography in the 1930s, the Mead Festival is the preeminent international showcase for contemporary cultural storytelling that celebrates its ever-changing modes and new technologies and works to increase access to communities near and far while presenting the best in non-fiction works.

The Margaret Mead Film Festival will screen an outstanding lineup of international documentaries from May 9 through May 12, 2024.

Now Accepting Submissions! 

The Mead Festival welcomes remarkable films and other creative work—including Indigenous community media, performances, and multimedia events—that celebrate the diversity of peoples and cultures from around the world and offer inspiration for intimate forums with filmmakers, protagonists, and world-renowned scholars.

Submissions close on December 15, 2023. View instructions and rules for submissions or

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