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Dedicated to visionaries and pioneering storytellers across the globe, we are an international action community of practice, working towards systemic change through the power of authentic and meaningful storytelling. Our catalytic home cinema of the commons and commoning film practices intends to co-create a nourishing influential movement for societal cohesion and to enact integral transformation for planetary impact.


Established in 2020 in Bern Switzerland ,Ethnokino Association is run by award winning filmmakers, scientists, experts and storytellers across the world. EthnoKino brings globally recognised EthnoKino Film Festival that screens trailblazing and award winning films with an authentically visionary concept. 

Our aim is to explore and publicize critical scholarly and artistic perspectives of various life views and cosmologies through filmic means and, by doing so, to actively contribute to social cohesion, diversity, inclusivity and emancipation within Swiss society and beyond. We believe that independent and authentic storytelling builds solidarity and engages the audience meaningfully as it broadens minds and horizons. We seek to amplify the power of stories by facilitating funding, collaboration and impactful outreach.

We support independent and transformative stories to be written, screened and shared to shift behavior and catalyze action. Up until its establishment we have screened more than 250 films and reached out to thousands of audiences. We have given 20 awards of recognition for outstanding filmmakers. We have hosted over 80 valuable guests, including award-winning documentary filmmakers, proclaimed thought leaders and inspiring visionaries. 

Academically, EthnoKino is hosted by the Institute of Geography’s Media Lab and  Animating the Commons applied research initiative partnering with the University of Oxford and has become an accredited student assistant course at the Walter Benjamin Kolleg with (2PP) Credits till date. In 2024, we are starting a multimodal mentoring training programme that applies a cinema based pedagogy Doc Impact Lab for Mov(i)ement Fellows through our various innovative Spaces. 

Expanding our screenings to Berlin, Mexico City, Patagonia, Marrakech and istanbul EthnoKino takes its community and fellows to a global journey , as an ever growing network of Partners and Community forming its current association.

Our major sponsors are the Burgergemeinde, City of Bern and the Canton of Bern.

CONTACTDo you have film suggestions, would you like to collaborate with us? Are you interested in joining our community? Would you like to become a Mov(i)ement Fellow at our Doc Impact Lab? Do you have general questions or feedback about our program? Do write to us at:  :)


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