Kelly Askew's latest film 'The Chairman and the Lions' won First Prize in the ETNOFilm Ethnographic Festival in Rovinj, Croatia. It was praised "for its ethnographic integrity and the honesty of its gaze."   It has also just been signed for a distribution deal with the most prestigious outfit for ethnographic/anthropological films in the world: Documentary Educational Resources (DER) in Boston, MA.

ENTOFILm Festival: The Chairman and the Lions


The film also screened at the following festivals (mere acceptance into any of these festivals is a great honor, kind of like peer review for films, the equivalent of acceptance into a scholarly journal):


The Heart of Slavonia' International Ethno Film Festival

Djakovo, Croatia


SVA Ethnographic Film and Media Festival

San Francisco, USA


Jean Rouch International Film Festival

Paris, France



Festival of Visual Anthropology ASPEKTY

Turon, Poland


ETNOFilm Festival of Ethnographic/Anthropological Film

Rovinj, Croatia