Margaret Mead Film Festival 2017

The 2017 Mead was held October 19–22, 2017.

Activate connection. More than 40 ground-breaking, international, nonfiction films and media present fresh cross-cultural perspectives. Honoring the legendary anthropologist Margaret Mead, the festival reinforces our search for deeper understanding of the limitless diversity and complex texture that is human experience. Come for the long weekend of film screenings, conversations, parties, and the new Mead Mixed Media Lounge where filmmakers, scholars, and thousands of audiences exchange new ideas. Come see what the Mead will activate for you.

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

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.