ABOUT: EK is an ethnographic and documentary film program + festival, run by a collective of students,  Bern-based visual anthropologists and filmmakers.

Established in 2017 at the University of Bern we have since curated a film screening program with over 50 films followed by Q&A's and other film related events in our home cinema Kino der Reitschule. Our aim is to make aspects of ethnographic and documentary film-making accessible to a wider audience. More than just “documenting the real” visual anthropology makes full – and at times sensorial and experimental use of the medium film’s potential on a quest to frame and experience manifestations of life from different cultural and political contexts around the world. Over the years we have hosted many internationally acknowledged and emerging filmmakers and created a transformative space for dialogue at the intersections of academia, cinema and society. EthnoKino brings together diverse communities via catalytic platforms: Ethnographic Film Seasons, Masters in Bern, EthnoKino Shorts, Vision Talks and very recently the Film Festival .


ACCESSIBILITY: Entrance free of charge (Kollekte). We show films in their original language with English subtitles. Discussions usually take place in English (please check the particular event infos). Kino in der Reitschule is accessible by wheelchair.

SPONSORS: The Film Festival is made possible by the City of Bern and Canton of Bern, the Burgergemeinde and WBK -Walter Benjamin Kolleg;  Seasons are made possible through the support by SUB - Studierendenschaft der Universität Bern, WBK and Kino in der Reitschule as well as by the voluntary commitment of our team members. <3<3<3


CONTACT: Do you have film suggestions or would you like to do a collaboration with us? Are you interested in getting involved with EthnoKino? Do you have general questions or feedback about our program? Feel welcome to write to us:  ethnokino.unibern(at)