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19 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2021

RAI Film Festival 2021

The RAI Film Festival celebrates the best in ethnographic, anthropological and archaeological filmmaking from around the globe. It takes place online in 2021 from 19-28 March.

The festival brings together the leading voices in the field of visual anthropology to interrogate cutting-edge documentary film practice. Over the course of a jam-packed ten days this festival will treat you to prize-winning films, panel discussions, a conference, workshops, as well as Q&As with filmmakers.

The Festival Pass will give you full access to all pre-recorded events. The live events are free and accessible to all.

Since 1982, the RAI Film Festival (formerly knows as the RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film) has served as a leading forum for exploring the multiple relationships between documentary filmmakinganthropology, visual culture, and the advocacy of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue through film. The festival takes place biennially, and since 2015 has had its home at Watershed, an independent arthouse cinema in Bristol (UK). In 2021 the festival will take place online.

The RAI Film Festival is organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, a scholarly organisation devoted to anthropology in all its many fields and applications.