The 14th RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film was been held in Bristol from Tuesday 16 to Friday 19 June 2015. It was hosted jointly with The Watershed Cinema in Bristol, The Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol and The Center for Visual Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Dornsife College, University of Southern California, LA, California.

The Royal Anthropological Institute is pleased to announce that the following Film Prizes have been awarded:


RAI Film Prize

Baka: A Cry from the Rainforest Phil Agland, UK 2013, 89 mins


The Auction House: A Tale of Two Brothers Ed Owles, UK 2014, 85 mins

Kalanda: The Knowledge of the Bush Lorenzo Ferrarini, UK 2014, 62 mins


Basil Wright Film Prize

Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars  Berit Madsen, Denmark  2013, 90 mins


Echo of the Mountain   Nicholás Echevarrίa, Mexico 2014, 92 mins


Wiley Blackwell Student Film Prize

Leaving Greece Anna Brass, Germany  2013, 79 mins.


Cast in India  Natasha Raheja, USA 2014, 26 mins.


Material Culture and Archaeology Film Prize

Tyres  Kyaw Myo Lwin, Yangon Film School, Myanmar 2013, 30 mins


Cast in India Natasha Raheja, USA 2014, 26 mins

Ringtone  Jennifer Deger, Paul Wunungmurra, Australia 2014, 30 mins

The Rebirth of Mahadev: Copper Mining in Nepal  Dipesh Kharel, Frode Storaas, Nepal , Norway 2015, 20 mins


Intangible Culture Film Prize (Music - Dance - Performance)

Body Games  Richard Pakleppa, Matthias Röhrig Assunção, Christine Dettmann, South Africa, UK, Brazil 2014, 87 mins


Dogwoof Audience Film Prize 

Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars  Berit Madsen, Denmark  2013, 90 mins


Richard Werbner Award for Visual Ethnography

Kalanda: The Knowledge of the Bush  Lorenzo Ferrarini, UK 2014, 62 mins


Green Film Award: In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas 2015 

Honey (Huichi) The Future Okavango  Adelina Antónia, Martin Gruber, Miguel S.Hilario, Henriques Bino Job, Fatima Jose, Evaristo Quintas, Angola 2013, 39 mins


The Festival Team thanks all our filmmakers, visitors and partners in Bristol!

Check out the press release here.