Contact Us

For information about film submission, selection, prizes, screening copies, registration or the RAI, please contact

Susanne Hammacher
Royal Anthropological Institute
50 Fitzroy Street
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7387 0455
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7388 8817
Email: film(at) or festival(at)


If you want to volunteer at the festival, or have questions about the publisher stalls, travel & accommodation please contact the local festival team,

Lotte Hoek  

Email: lotte.hoek(at)   



Organised 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 will be held from Thursday 13 June to Sunday 16 June 2013 in Edinburgh, hosted by National Museums Scotland and the STAR consortium. Scottish Training in Anthropological Research (STAR) is a collaboration between the Universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and St. Andrews. Over 60 new films will be screened alongside a conference 'New Observations' and a selection of special events and workshop about art & anthropology and the use of archival film.

The RAI Film Festival is held in collaboration with the Center for Visual Anthropology, University of Southern California.

Our Sponsors

The Festival gratefully acknowledges sponsorship from:

UDDA NMS SSGS ED Unversity of Aberdeen StAndrews WILEY