Explore the 2019 programme below, either by browsing the separate sections, or looking at the timetable view.

Student showcases films made by the new generation of ethnographic filmmakers, often as part of doctoral projects
RAI/Basil Wright features the films competing for the top prizes at this year’s festival
Material Culture focuses on films with something to say about the way we engage with our material world
Intangible Culture explores worlds of music, dance, performance, and ritual
Special Interest explores a range of fascinating topics, including programmes with a special director or thematic focus
Shorts is new for 2019, and celebrates the best in short-form ethnographic filmmaking as a cauldron of innovation


Directed by
Martha-Cecilia Dietrich

Countries of production
Peru United Kingdom

Year of production

40 minutes

28 March
Cinema 3, Watershed 9:15 AM
Special Interest

In the small town of Ayacucho, a horror film is being made. But this is a distinctly Peruvian breed of horror, inspired by Andean myths and legends from pre-Columbian times. Dietrich’s behind-the-scenes documentary affectionately pays testament to the craft of filmmaking, fuelled by friendship and passion, whilst drawing our attention to the capacity of horror to explore contemporary social issues, and to articulate memories of a community’s violent pasts.

Director Martha-Cecilia Dietrich will attend this screening and take part in a Q&A.

Horror in the Andes screens as a double bill with Zahida.

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