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The RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film

RAI244.2007.306.1 Closing Ceremony, RAI Festival Manchester 2007,copyright RAI

The 13th RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film was taking place in Edinburgh from Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 June 2013. It was jointly hosted by National Museums Scotland and STAR, the Anthropology Departments of the Universities of Edinburgh, St.Andrews and Aberdeen. The Festival is cosponsored by the Center for Visual Anthropology, University of Southern California.

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The RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film is held biennially with the first edition held at in 1985. Host institutions in the past have included Leeds Met University, University of Manchester, University of Oxford, University of Durham, University of Kent at Canterbury, Goldsmiths College, SOAS and UCL (London). Offers to host the festival are invited from Anthropology Departments in the UK and Ireland and other bodies interested in hosting this event.


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Past Festivals

Please find below links to the websites or catalogues of past film festivals:

12th RAI Film Festival, University College London, 2011

11th RAI Film Festival, CTCC, Leeds Metropolitan University, 2009

10th RAI Film Festival, GCVA, The University of Manchester, 2007

7th RAI Film Festival, SOAS, University of London, 2000

5th RAI Film Festival, University of Kent, Canterbury, 1996

RAI244.1990.24 Jean Rouch, Herb di Gioia, David MacDougall and Colin Young at the 1990 Festival, with in the background, Janos Tari, then a student at the NFTS, copyright Knud Fischer-Moeller

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