The Royal Anthropological Institute acts as contact point in the UK for information, networking and advice in visual anthropology and ethnographic film. It runs the biennial RAI FILM FESTIVAL based in Bristol which assigns 5 prestigious prizes. In addition it supplies a service based on the distribution and sale of ethnographic films on DVD and online for educational and academic purposes.
The RAI Film Festival is a biennial event dedicated to the celebration of the best in ethnographic, anthropological and archaeological film making from around the globe. Next edition: 27 – 30 March 2019.
We run a lively series of events, film screenings, presentations and seminars by filmmakers, academics, researchers, students and practitioners in visual anthropology and related disciplines. We aim to bring a wide range of voices to represent the variety of practices and approaches in the field.
Events take place at the Royal Anthropological Institute in London, are open to all and free (tickets must be booked).