The RAI Film Festival – RAI-FF – is a biennial event dedicated to the celebration of the best in ethnographic,anthropological and archaeological filmmaking from around the globe. First held in 1985, and one of the longest-established in its field, RAI-FF has served as a leading forum for exploring the multiple relationships between documentary filmmaking , anthropology, visual culture, and the advocacy of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue through film.
It is organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute in partnership with the Centre for Visual Anthropology,University of Southern California Dornsife and in the UK, with departments of the Universities of Bristol, Exeter (incl. Falmouth Film School), Manchester, UWE, Westminster, Goldsmiths.
In 2015 the Festival was held for the first time at the Watershed Cinema, where it is returning for its 15th edition in 2017.