Contact Us

For information about film submission, selection, prizes or RAI, please contact

The Film Officer, Susanne Hammacher, Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street
London W1T 5BT,United Kingdom
phone: +44 (0) 20 7387 0455
fax: +44 (0) 20 7388 8817
email: festival(at)

For information about festival organisation, Leeds venues, or the conference, please contact 

Mark Andersen
Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change
Faculty of Arts & Society
Leeds Metropolitan University
Old School Board
Calverley Street

phone +44 (0)113- 812 9239
fax +44 (0)113- 812 8544
email: raifilm(at)

About this Festival

Sponsored by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain & Ireland (RAI) since 1985, it is an itinerant festival that moves biennially from one university host to another, in association with local community and cultural organisations.

The festival was held from Wednesday July 1st to Saturday July 4th 2009, and included over 50 hours of screenings of new films, a major international conference, and a targeted selection of events focusing on anthropological ethics in filmmaking, youth participatory film, and archiving ethnographic film.

Read more about the RAI 2009 festival

Our Sponsors

The Festival gratefully acknowledges sponsorship from: