Submit your film

Submissions for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Research in Film Awards 2018 are now closed.

Looking ahead to 2019

The Awards will be returning in 2019 in a bid to recognise the best research-led films which showcase the breadth and importance of the arts and humanities. Now in its fifth year, the 2019 Awards promises to be bigger and better than ever before. With five categories (including one open to the public), £2,000 prize money and zero entry fee, there are many great reasons to enter, not least because RIFA provides a unique platform for putting emerging filmmakers into the spotlight while making research more accessible to the wider public.  

Previous winners have gone on to create further films using the prize money; secured national coverage, helped impact policymaking and produced teaching materials to raise awareness of the subject matter and their research.

Details on how to enter the 2019 Awards will be announced soon.

Get inspired

One of our very own judges, TV producer, Steve Evanson, has put together his top tips on how to create an award winning film. Read his feature to help ensure your film is as successful as it can be.

If you’ve ever wondered how to approach commissioning editors, RIFA judge and Head of All 4, Channel 4 Television, Richard Davidson-Houston, provides invaluable advice on what film commissioners look for and how best to pitch your idea.

Arts and humanities TV workshop at the Barbican

The AHRC and Edinburgh TV Festival (ETF) have announced the first edition of AHTV, a day of masterclasses, discussion and one-on-one meetings, to be held at The Barbican, London on Thursday 7 February 2019.

The workshop aims to equip Arts and Humanities researchers:

  • with a better understanding of the television industry
  • to create networks that enable them to identify opportunities for collaboration.

For the TV industry, it will provide the opportunity to access the skills, knowledge and expertise of AHRC researchers in a more structured and less ad hoc way.