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Research in Film Awards

Research in Film Awards 2019

 
The AHRC Research in Film Awards (RIFA) is the only film awards dedicated to celebrating and recognising arts and humanities research through film.


Connecting people with research through film

The UK's only arts and humanities research film awards
 

£50,000 awarded since 2015

 

The winners of the Research in Film Awards 2019 have been announced! View the winning entries on our 2019 winners page.

We’ll announce details of the Research in Film Awards 2020 in early 2020. To be kept up to date with information about the 2020 Research in Film awards please sign up to the AHRC newsletter.

 Andrew Thompson

Introduction from AHRC Chair, Andrew Thompson

What the Research in Film Awards are all about

 Awards and ceremony

Research in Film Awards 2019 shortlist

Discover the five award categories and the awards ceremony at the BFI Southbank

 RIFA

2019 Awards Evening - BFI Southbank

The Research in Film Awards 2019 were announced at the BFI Southbank in November.

 Past RIFA winners

Past RIFA Winners

Find out who won from 2015-2019
 

 

The Research in Film Awards raise the profile of films that are inspired by or are directly linked to the arts and humanities. Now in its fifth year, past RIFA winners have gone on to be nominated for other prestigious awards and festivals, or secured funding and national exposure in the media.

Judged by a panel of industry experts and leading academics, the five winners are announced at a special awards ceremony at the BFI Southbank in November. Winners receive a prestigious trophy and a £2,000 prize.

Find out more

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RIFA 2019 brochure (PDF, 1.7MB)

Find out what happened at RIFA 2019, including an article on Exceptional and fascinating times from Shaminder Nahal, commissioning editor at Channel 4, and more on the AHRC and film.

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RIFA magazine (PDF, 3MB)

Our online magazine showcases the winners from the first three years of RIFA, with a feature about the Zimbabwean rapper who won the 2016 Inspiration Award.

Film maker in action

How to make an award winning film

Hear from TV producer and RIFA judge Steve Evanson about how you can make sure your film is as successful as it can be.
 

RIFA Awards Night 2019

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