RAI Film Festival

The RAI Film Festival celebrates the best in ethnographic, anthropological and archaeological filmmaking from around the globe.

The film screenings are accompanied by workshops, masterclasses, and a conference.

The 17th edition of the festival RAI Film Festival will take place 25-28 March 2021. Due to the ongoing uncertainties around COVID-19, the festival will take place online. We are now accepting film submissions via FilmFreeway and paper proposals for the academic conference which will be fully integrated into the film festival.

The RAI Film Festival is organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, a scholarly organisation devoted to anthropology in all its many fields and applications.


Stephen Hughes: Festival Director
Caterina Sartori: Festival Director
Andrei Nacu: Festival Assistant

The RAI Film Committee acts as the film festivals’ scientific committee.

Royal Anthropological Institute
50 Fitzroy Street
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7387 0455