BFE Film Award

This award will be for the most outstanding film about music/sound in the world. Special consideration will be given to innovative audiovisual work that increases knowledge and understanding of musicians, music cultures or soundscapes. The film must be substantial (at least 30 minutes long) and should address issues of concern in ethnomusicology, but need not necessarily belong to any conventional ethnographic genre. The value of the prize is £250. The prize is sponsored by the British Forum for Ethnomusicology.

The deadline for submissions to the 16th RAI FILM FESTIVAL 2019  is 30 September 2018.

Films can be submitted via a (short) form on the RAI website or via FilmFreeway

RAI Film Festival

The festival serves as a leading forum for exploring the multiple relationships between documentary film-making, anthropology, visual culture, and the advocacy of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue through film. It celebrates documentaries and non-fiction films from around the globe, with a special focus on ethnographic and anthropological films. We welcome films made by non-anthropologists.

This year submission fee waivers will be offered to filmmakers and producers from South Asia and Africa, and their diasporas. Please email for further information.