The Art & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Research in Film Awards have returned for their fourth year which aim to showcase new and emerging talent in film-making linked to arts and humanities research and celebrate the best of a growing number of high-quality short films (defined as no more than 30 minutes in length) that bring research to a wider public audience.
The Awards offer a unique opportunity for filmmakers working in the field of research to showcase their talent, while acknowledging the UK’s leading arts and humanities researchers and practitioners.
This year, there are two new categories including “People on the Move: Stories of New Beginnings” which aims to showcase the contribution of migration and its impact on places and communities, and the “Social Media Short Award”, which recognises the increasing importance of social media as a channel for telling the story of research via short films.
- Best Research Film of the Year
- Doctoral Award or Early Career Film
- People on the Move Award: Stories of New Beginnings
- Social Media Short Award
- Inspiration Award (A public category inspired by arts and humanities. This could be a book, play, performance or exhibition which has fired the imagination.)
The films will be judged by a panel of academic and film industry experts, chaired by Jan Dalley, Arts Editor of the Financial Times.
The winning filmmakers in each category will receive £2,000 towards their film-making activities and will be honoured at an awards ceremony on Thursday 8 November at the prestigious 195 Piccadilly in London, the home of BAFTA.
Previous Research in Film Awards winners have gone on to produce further films as a result of the exposure or have gone on to secure funding, impact policymaking and secured airtime on national radio.