Research in Film Awards
The AHRC Research in Film Awards (RIFA) is the only film awards dedicated to celebrating and recognising arts and humanities research through film.
The Research in Film Awards 2019 closed for entries on 24 June 2019. We’ll announce the shortlisted entries in September, and the winners at our awards ceremony on 12 November 2019.
What the Research in Film Awards are all about
Discover the five award categories and the awards ceremony at the BFI Southbank
Meet our distinguished panel of luminaries from academia, film, news and media
Find out who won from 2015-2018
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
Find out what happened at the RIFA award ceremony for 2018, including a welcome from Jan Dalley, chair of the judges, and top tips about how to get your film project commissioned.
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.
Hear from TV producer and RIFA judge Steve Evanson about how you can make sure your film is as successful as it can be.