15th RAI Film Festival 

29 March - 1 April 2017

Bristol

  

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For its 15th edition, the RAI Film Festival will again be returning to the Watershed Cinema, Bristol. The core of the festival will be the screening of films shortlisted for the five prizes on offer. There will also be a diverse range of parallel events, such as further screenings on themes of current interest, specialised workshops and master classes, with a particular emphasis on student filmmaking. In the evenings, there will be a series of ‘gala’ events, including a celebration of the work of Jean Rouch on the centenary of his birth

 

Film submissions will shortly be invited with a closing date in September.

Details of how to buy registration passes and prices will also be publicised here in the near future. 

 

 

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The 14th RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film was been held in Bristol from Tuesday 16 to Friday 19 June 2015. It was hosted jointly with The Watershed Cinema in Bristol, The Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol and The Center for Visual Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Dornsife College, University of Southern California, LA, California.

The Royal Anthropological Institute is pleased to announce that the following Film Prizes have been awarded:

 

RAI Film Prize

Baka: A Cry from the Rainforest Phil Agland, UK 2013, 89 mins

Commendations: 

The Auction House: A Tale of Two Brothers Ed Owles, UK 2014, 85 mins

Kalanda: The Knowledge of the Bush Lorenzo Ferrarini, UK 2014, 62 mins

 

Basil Wright Film Prize

Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars  Berit Madsen, Denmark  2013, 90 mins

Commendation:

Echo of the Mountain   Nicholás Echevarrίa, Mexico 2014, 92 mins

 

Wiley Blackwell Student Film Prize

Leaving Greece Anna Brass, Germany  2013, 79 mins.

Commendation:

Cast in India  Natasha Raheja, USA 2014, 26 mins.

 

Material Culture and Archaeology Film Prize

Tyres  Kyaw Myo Lwin, Yangon Film School, Myanmar 2013, 30 mins

Commendations:

Cast in India Natasha Raheja, USA 2014, 26 mins

Ringtone  Jennifer Deger, Paul Wunungmurra, Australia 2014, 30 mins

The Rebirth of Mahadev: Copper Mining in Nepal  Dipesh Kharel, Frode Storaas, Nepal , Norway 2015, 20 mins

 

Intangible Culture Film Prize (Music - Dance - Performance)

Body Games  Richard Pakleppa, Matthias Röhrig Assunção, Christine Dettmann, South Africa, UK, Brazil 2014, 87 mins

 

Dogwoof Audience Film Prize 

Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars  Berit Madsen, Denmark  2013, 90 mins

 

Richard Werbner Award for Visual Ethnography

Kalanda: The Knowledge of the Bush  Lorenzo Ferrarini, UK 2014, 62 mins

 

Green Film Award: In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas 2015 

Honey (Huichi) The Future Okavango  Adelina Antónia, Martin Gruber, Miguel S.Hilario, Henriques Bino Job, Fatima Jose, Evaristo Quintas, Angola 2013, 39 mins

 

The Festival Team thanks all our filmmakers, visitors and partners in Bristol!

Check out the press release here.