RAI Film Festival

The Royal Anthropological Institute Film Festival is a biennial event dedicated to the celebration of the best in ethnographic, anthropological and archaeological filmmaking from around the globe.

THE RAI FILM FESTIVAL WILL RETURN FOR ITS 17TH EDITION IN SPRING 2021.

Browse the 2019 programme here.

RAI Film Festival 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.

The programme is structured around three strands over four days, with the main strand consisting of films shortlisted for seven prizes and four awards: RAI Film Prize; RAI Short Film Prize; Basil Wright Prize; Wiley Blackwell Student Prize; Material Culture and Archaeology Prize; Intangible Culture: Music-Dance-Performance Prize and Audience Prize. The Lifetime Achievement Award, President’s Award, Richard Werbner Award for Visual Ethnography and the Ethnomusicology Film Award.  Find out more about the individual prizes and awards here. Two other strands offer a  diverse range of parallel events, including further screenings on themes of current interest, specialised workshops and master classes.

It is organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute in partnership with the Center for Visual Anthropology, University of Southern California Dornsife. 


Contact
Royal Anthropological Institute
50 Fitzroy Street
London W1T 5BT, UK
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7387 0455

For all inquiries please contact the Film Officer: film@therai.org.uk