EthnoKino

 

Starting as a film screening night at the University of Bern, run by a couple of students, over the following years many people in different constellations, formed different working groups. From non-hierarchical collectives into decolonization, to co-creative de-territorial sociocracy, those most engaged have contributed to make EthnoKino what it is today,an ever-shifting space of commoning and contemporary world storytelling through the medium of cinema.

 

On 2017, the small film screening nights then migrated itself to the big screen of Kino in der Reitshule which allowed to scale up to wider audiences. On 2020, those most involved and who shaped the infrastructure, the visual and cultural identity came together to register EthnoKino as an Association at the city of Bern whilst at the same time expanding its members through the invitation of a new collective formed by social anthropology students.

 

The Co-founding members of the EthnoKino Association are; Livia Schambron, Pavel Borecky, Sina Fischer, Valentina Shasivari and Dr.Eda Elif Tibet.

Since Autumn 2021 we have two distinguished programmes; the film festival and the seasons, that are run with an ever growing community of organizing members from super diverse backgrounds around the world.

EthnoKino Film Festival

The Film Festival currently is curated and organised by the co-founder of the association Dr.Eda Elif Tibet with Ama Nyarko Jones , Dahvi Shiva, Cihan Elci and Inanc Tekguc whom are committed towards establishing worldwide partnerships with filmmakers, visual anthropologists and various other experts. The ethos of expanding EthnoKino's borders towards establishing de-territorial working groups , are grounded in the vision of establishing a non-competitive yet internationally recognized cinema of the commons accessible to filmmakers and audience who are non-citizens, migrants, forcefully displaced peoples . The initiative, does not aim to make profits and is entirely dedicated to the empowerment of visionary storytellers and visionaries promoting participatory, indigenous, collaborative, innovative, authentic and outstanding cinema examples. Every film that makes it to our screens therefore receives an award of recognition.

Organizing Members and Supporters of the festival:

2023: Eda Elif Tibet, Cihan Elci, Kai Matthiessen, Ama Nyarko Jones, Senol Sen, Inanc Tekguc, Nyma Sauser, Maryam Hamdadi ,Sarah Keller, Mike Poltorak, Kathrin Oester, Dhavi Shiva, Samirah Siddiqui, Kino in der Reitschule Collective.

2022: Eda Elif Tibet, Cihan Elci, Kai Matthiessen, Ama Nyarko Jones, Özgür Deniz, Senol Sen, Inanc Tekguc, Nyma Sauser, Maryam Hamdadi ,Sarah Keller (with the support of Mike Poltorak, Kathrin Oester, Dhavi Shiva, Samirah Siddiqui, Anil Aksoz, Kino in der Reitschule Collective).

2021: Eda Elif Tibet, Livia Schambron and Nimal Bourloud (with the support of Pavel Borecky,Valentina Shasivari, Mirjam Balid, Zoe Beer, Stephy Moozhiyil,Kino in der Reitschule Collective).

EthnoKino Seasons 

EthnoKino Seasons is a bi-weekly program with single screenings and discussions during university terms, organised by a transdisciplinary- non-hierarchical collective of students who aim to question and de-colonise ethnographic representations of anthropology through the means of cinema.

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2022-23: Mirjam Balid, Zoë Beer, Nimal Bourloud, Melina Hofer, Jasmine Mattmüller, Thea Masero, Stephy Moozhiyil, Elena Rudin, Gabriella Rullo, Hannah Schaad and Salome Streit.

2021-22: Mirjam Balid, Zoë Beer, Nimal Bourloud, Melina Hofer, Jasmine Mattmüller, Thea Masero, Stephy Moozhiyil, Hannah Schaad,Salome Streit and Laura Villalba.

2020-21: Eda Elif Tibet, Livia Schambron, Valentina Shasivari, Nimal Borloud.

2017-20: Sina Fischer, Pavel Borecký, Livia Schambron, Eda Elif Tibet, Valentina Shasivari, Celine Arnold.