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Sensory Ethnography and Nocturnal Worlds at RAI Film Festival- Two "sensory ethnographies" drew us into the darkness at this year's RAI Film Festival. Festival Reporter Ozy Coombes-Cowell spoke to the directors of NIISHII丨Night Worlds and Guardians of the Night… ... read more
16th RAI Film Festival Prize Winners- Who triumphed at the 16th RAI Film Festival? See below to see which films our judges awarded prizes to. Royal Anthropological Institute Film Prize Awarded biennially since 1980, this prize… ... read more
In Person at the RAI Film Festival- We are delighted that dozens of filmmakers and world-leading thinkers will attend our biannual celebration of ethnographic film in Bristol 27-30 March. Here is who you can expect to meet at the Festival.(N.B.… ... read more
7 Great Posters at the RAI Film Festival- The 16th RAI Film Festival Programme is packed with stunning and innovative films. Many of these also have stunning, innovative posters. Festival Manager David Edgar picks his favourites.  Kalès  Laurent… ... read more
Around Latin America at the RAI Film Festival- From the Andean highlands to the Amazon basin and down to Chile, there is a particular rich selection of films from Latin America this year’s RAI Film Festival. Festival Reporter… ... read more
Three to See at RAI Film Festival if You’re in the Mood For Love <3- These aren't quite romcoms, but thoughtful and sensitive explorations of the diversity of love and kinship in different cultures across the world, and the forces that frustrate its pursuit. Festival… ... read more
Three to See at RAI Film Festival – Women’s Stories- On International Women’s Day, we take a moment to celebrate the strong female presence at this year's upcoming RAI Film Festival (27 - 30 March). The programme overflows with women's… ... read more
Three to See at RAI Film Festival if You’re Interested in… Oral Storytelling and Mythology- Oral storytelling traditions - whether manifesting through speech or song, through myth, folk tales, ballads, chants, prose or verse - can be a rich resource for filmmakers. Several films at… ... read more
Three to See at RAI Film Festival if You’re Interested in… Environmental Activism- Environmental activism, often led by indigenous communities, is a strong theme at this year's RAI Film Festival. Festival Reporter Ozy Coombes-Cowell recommends three to watch.  AWAKE, A VIEW FROM STANDING ROCK What’s it… ... read more
After Jean Rouch- by Caterina Sartori In 2017 the RAI Film Festival celebrated the 100th anniversary of Jean Rouch's birth with a special event at Arnolfini gallery in Bristol; the screening of one of… ... read more