Announcement and Call for Films
BEELD VOOR BEELD is a documentary film festival that is concerned with cultural diversity. Rooted in visual anthropology, the festival screens documentaries on various sub/cultures offering discussions and seminars. The festival serves as a meeting place for filmmakers and audiences from different cultural backgrounds. All filmmakers will be present for a Q&A after the screening of their film. A special part of the program is devoted to student films and is open to students from all programmes on visual anthropology and documentary filmmaking. We welcome productions that address subjects in anthropology, sociology and social issues, including those that comply with the following special themes.
In 1965, the minister of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands announced the closure of the Dutch mines, which would have dramatic consequences for the region. Fifty years on, this film programme will focus on different aspects of mining in an international context: culture, religion, migration, regional identity, land ownership, environment, and history. The programme also looks at the way mines and mining are represented in film history.
The year 2015 also marks the centennial of the Armenian genocide. The second theme of the festival
pertains to different communities that were created following forced migration, in particular the Armenian diaspora. The focus will be on diaspora filmmakers and the way they intertwine their personal histories with those of their communities.
Submission deadline 12 September 2014, 5 pm
Eddy Appels, Festival Director