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 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.
The competition closes on Thursday 14 June at 16:00 hours. Find out how to apply here.
Academics and filmmakers are being encouraged to enter their work into the 2017 Research in Film Awards, organised by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
The competition closes on Thursday 6 July at 16:00 hours.
These awards are designed to recognise and reward the considerable body of work created at the interface between research and film and to acknowledge the world-leading work of researchers, practitioners and filmmakers in the arts and humanities research community.
There are five categories in total, including four aimed at the research community. These include Best Research Film of the Year, Best Doctoral or Early Career Film, Innovation Award and the International Development Award: Mobilising Global Voices. The Inspiration Award returns for the third year and offers a fantastic opportunity for members of the public to be involved while receiving recognition for their work.
The winning filmmakers in each category will receive £2,000 towards their filmmaking activities and will be honoured at an awards ceremony this November at the prestigious 195 Piccadilly in London, the home of BAFTA.
The films will be judged by a panel of academic and film industry experts, including Richard Davidson-Houston, Head of All 4, Channel Four Television, Professor Andrew Chitty, AHRC Creative Economy Champion, British film critic Antonia Quirke, and Matthew Reisz from Times Higher Education. Once again Jan Dalley, Arts Editor of the Financial Times, will chair the judging panel.
Last year, Bournemouth University’s Sue Sudbury won the Innovation Award – new approaches to storytelling in film. You can watch the film here.
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