Wednesday, May 13, 2009

11th Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) International Festival of Ethnographic Film

11th Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) International Festival of Ethnographic Film

International Festival of Ethnographic Film

01.-04.07.09, Leeds, UK

We are pleased to announce that both the program and the registration page are now up and running on the website.

Drawing in international film-makers, broadcasters, academics and a non-specialist audience, the RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film is one of the leading global gatherings in the UK that celebrates critical film-making and discusses the relationships between film, visual culture, and the promotion of cultural diversity and inter-cultural dialogue. The festival includes film screenings, the awarding of film prizes, workshops and panel debates.

This is the festival's first visit to Leeds and we look forward to an exciting and successful week!

The 11th RAI Festival will be jointly hosted by:

  • The Centre for Tourism & Cultural Change and
  • The Northern School Film, Television and Performing Arts at Leeds Metropolitan University


  • The Louis Le Prince Centre for Cinema, Photography and Television at the University of Leeds
  • The National Media Museum

The festival will be held on Wednesday July 1st – Saturday July 4th, 2009 at the brand new 'Rose Bowl' building at Leeds Metropolitan University, in central Leeds.

The festival will include 4 days of screenings, a major international conference, and a targeted selection of ancillary events focusing on anthropological ethics in filmmaking, salvaging and archiving ethnographic film.

Early bird: Register before May 20 and save £20!

If you have any questions or comments please direct them to:

Mark Andersen
Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change
phone +44 (0)113- 812 9239
fax +44 (0)113- 812 8544

Films will be considered for the following:

  • Royal Anthropological Institute Prize
  • Basil Wright Film Prize
  • Wiley-Blackwell Student Film Prize
  • Material Culture & Archaeology Film Prize
  • Intangible Culture Film Prize

More details can be found about the prizes here.

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