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Margaret Mead Film Festival

Submissions to the 2019 Margaret Mead Film Festival are now closed.

About the Mead

The American Museum of Natural History's 2019 Margaret Mead Film Festival, October 17–20, features documentary films, shorts, and other media that increase our understanding of the complexity and diversity of peoples and cultures around the world. Inspired by anthropologist Margaret Mead's groundbreaking use of film and photography, the Mead celebrates ever-changing modes of storytelling, new technologies, and increased access to communities near and far while presenting the best in non-fiction film and hybrid works. 

The Mead aims to connect viewers to cultures and communities around the world, creating empathy and understanding through visual media. Hundreds of filmmakers and scholars, thousands of moviegoers, and more than 40 international nonfiction films and media converge over four thrilling days of screenings, conversations, and parties.

See you at the Mead!

 

2018 Festival Highlights 

The Margaret Mead Film Festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

Special Support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

Support for the Margaret Mead Film Festival is provided, in part, by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc. and the family of Frederick H. Leonhardt. 

Contact Us

Phone and Email

Phone: 212.769.5305
Fax: 212.769.5329
meadfest@amnh.org

 

Mead Festival Location

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th St
New York, NY 10024

 

Mead Festival Social Media

 

Mailing List

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