EthnoKino Film Festival

Clima Now   •   11.04.2024

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.

The 4th edition of EthnoKino Film Festival theme is HARVEST.

Harvest celebrates abundance and liberty in the broadest sense. Beyond the historical bounty of food and seasonal break from agricultural work, they have evolved to embrace a sense of community and a recognition of diversity. Harvest emphasizes the “local”: agroecology, biodiversity, culture and gastronomy. We look for stories that are deeply cosmopolitan, bohemian, inspired by nonconventional lives of people; creatives, farmers, musicians, writers, chefs, artists, crafts people; connecting the rural with the urban, bringing the local to global.The festival will also be a platform for exploring the challenges and opportunities of transitioning to a more equitable, just and regenerative world by taking action locally. It consolidates and strengthens a community that is building a nascent green economy that promotes low carbon outputs, resource efficiency and social inclusiveness.


Kick of New Training Programme: EthnoKino Doc Impact Lab for Mov(i)ement Fellows 2024

Masterclass: How to Plan, Implement. and Fund your next Impact Campaign? With impact coaches and co-directors of the Illusion of abundance

Upcoming Event: Music Between Creativity and Censorship Female Singers in Post Revolutionary Iran, Keynote by Yalda Yazdani with Live Music by Samin Ghorbani, 15 March ONO Das Kulturlokal Bern 

New Partnership: EthnoKino Goes to Locarno Film Festival 2024 with the Wyss Academy for Nature & Schweiz 2291 Festival

Call for Films: on FilmFreeway for EthnoKino Film Festival 2024

Call for Doc Impact Lab Mov(i)ement Fellows 2025: Submit


With festival editions throughout the year in Berlin, Mexico City, Patagonia, Cappadocia, Marrakech, New Delhi.