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EthnoKino launched a mentoring and fellowship programme in the form of a lab in 2024, for short and feature films that are visionary in the widest sense of the word and are concerned with identifying and addressing contemporary global issues by supporting and building movements and alliances. The lab aims to assist emerging filmmakers and storytellers as Mov(i)ement fellows from around the world to ideate, develop and complete a draft of their original film screenplay and to design their impact with the guidance of experienced mentors.

Dedicated to visionaries and pioneering storytellers across the globe, Mov(i)ement fellows will join our 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.


The fellowship is offered by EthnoKino and the mentorship programme is designed in collaboration with Animating the Commons, an applied research Initiative situated at the University of Bern’s Critical Sustainability Unit led by visual anthropologist and award winning documentary filmmaker Dr.Eda Elif Tibet. The aim of the mentorship is to assist emerging filmmakers from around the world to ideate, develop and complete a draft of their original film screenplay with accompanying impact campaigns and distribution plans. 


The programme is open to storytellers from all over the world and provides a transformative experience for emerging filmmakers and visual anthropologists to explore their creativity and individual voice in an inspiring, intensive program that balances one-on-one mentorship sessions and independent work with moderated group discussions and presentations. 

If you have a transformative  story to tell and your efforts are around advocating for a more just and regenerative planet earth, come attend the DOC Impact Lab programme guided by experienced mentors, namely visual anthropologists and independent documentary filmmakers alongside to a trailblazing list of multimodal mentors who all form Our Community.

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