Registration includes full access to all screenings and workshops and to the festival reception. The fee does not include any catering during the festival (ie teas coffees lunches) in order to keep the registration fee as low as possible. There are very many cafes and bars nearby at all price ranges.

Registration & tickets

Festival passes will be available at the registration desk at the festival venue from 13th June, 1pm onwards.

Registration will be located at the Chrystal Macmillian screening venue, Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th.

Please select the appropriate category of pass below and then pay online using PayPal.

 You are most welcome to join the RAI as member or fellow and register with the reduced rate. Please visit the RAI website for the types of affiliation and how to join.

Cancellations are accepted up to 10 days before the festival. A 20% administration fee will be deducted.  

Please note: Tickets for individual film screenings at CMB venues will be available on the day for £5.00 - cash only  - at the registration desk. Please allow at least 15min before the screening start.  Tickets for the screenings at  the National Museum Scotland Auditorium are available for half day blocks only at £10.00. Please buy via the NMS website, at their ticket desk or during the festival at the CMB registration desk.

Regular Festival Pass: £90

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RAI Fellows and Members: £75

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Student/Concessions: £50

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Day Passes: £45

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Day Passes Student/Concessions: £40

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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