Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival Submission Deadline

35th Annual Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival Fall 2011

Submission Guidelines


The American Museum of Natural History’s Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival is the longest-running showcase for international documentaries in the United States. The Mead 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 which are steeped in the documentary tradition. Encompassing a broad spectrum of non-narrative work the Mead Festival presents the best in documentary, experimental films, animation, hybrid works, and more.

The Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival takes place at the American Museum of Natural History each fall and travels with a portion of the festival to universities and museums across the country and around the world.


Early deadline: April 1, 2011
Final deadline: May 9, 2011


  • The Mead Festival considers a range of non-narrative films and videos including feature length documentaries, hybrid works, shorts, experimental films, essay films, animation, and new media.
  • Productions must have been completed within the last two years.
  • Works in any language other than English must have English subtitles or English voice over narration.
  • The Mead Festival does not accept resubmissions.

Please note that submissions will not be returned.

See the festival Guidelines for complete submission details.

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