NAFA 2022

41st NAFA International Ethnographic Film Festival

The NAFA 2022 event will be held in Romania, in the tiny village of Csehétfalva / Cehețel in Harghita County in Transylvania 7-11 September.

The Nordic Anthropological Film Association ( and is an organization for cooperation within the field of visual anthropology and has been active since the mid-1970s. NAFA organises an annual International Ethnographic Film Festival where ethnographic films are shown and discussed.

The deadline for film submissions for NAFA 2022 has passed. You may submit your film for next years festival through the entry form.

The organiser of NAFA 2022 is:

CinéTrans, an organisation that develops, implements and promotes activities relating to visual anthropology.

Ralph Veraart is a rural development engineer, visual anthropologist and filmmaker.
Orsolya Veraart is a visual anthropologist, filmmaker, Transylvanian ethnographer and fiber artist certified in circularity: art, design and science in a sustainable clothing industry.
The 2022 film selection committee consists of:
Bata Diallo is a PhD student at the University of Tromsø, Norway. She studied Visual Anthropology in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Bamako, Mali. This is her second term as member of the selection committee.
Linda Jonsen Engbjerg is an anthropologist from Aarhus University (1997), where she managed the NAFA archive for many years, and also holds a master degree in visual anthropology from the Granada Centre at the University of Manchester (1991)
Knud Fischer-Møller was trained as an anthropologist at the University of Copenhagen. He has been associated with NAFA since the early 1980s and has served repeatedly as a member of the NAFA film selection committee.
Martin Gruber is an ethnographic filmmaker and social anthropologist working at the University of Bremen. His current research concerns the relationship between humans and bees in Germany, Japan and Cameroon.
Alaska filmmaker Len Kamerling is Professor of English and Curator of Film Emeritus at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, in Fairbanks, Alaska. He has authored more than a dozen films about Alaska Native cultures and indigenous issues.
Peter I. Crawford is an anthropologist, publisher ( and filmmaker. He is professor of visual anthropology and part of the Master of Visual Anthropology programme (MVA) at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. He is general secretary of NAFA and the chairman of the NAFA film selection committee.

With support from the Harghita Business Center