The Research In Film Awards Ceremony is Tonight

Date: 12/11/2015

Tonight will see film critics, industry experts and senior academics come together for a special ceremony, held at the British Film Institute in London, to celebrate the announcement of the winners of the AHRC's Research In Film Awards.

A central strand of the activities taking place throughout 2015 to mark the AHRC’s tenth anniversary, the awards attracted nearly 200 entries across the five categories. Entries included reconstructions and enactments, animations, installations and gallery pieces, music videos, documentaries, as well as co-produced work including collaborations with community groups.

The awards are designed to recognise the creative and innovative work being undertaken at the interface between research and film by world-leading researchers, practitioners and filmmakers in the UK arts and humanities research community.

The shortlisted films, in no particular order, are:


Best film produced by a researcher or research team in the last year

The Anniversary Award – Best AHRC/AHRB- funded film since 1998 

Best film by an AHRC/AHRB-funded doctoral student since 1998

Award for innovation in film – Best film in the last year

Inspiration Award – Best film inspired by arts and humanities research (public award)


Judges praised the high quality of the films submitted and, in particular, those shortlisted. Jan Dalley, Arts Editor of the Financial Times, AHRC Council member and chair of the judges, said: “The quality of the films shortlisted is an indication of a great deal of creative, innovative and highly engaged work being undertaken within the arts and humanities research community. Our congratulations go to the makers of these films and to the many others whose films didn’t quite make the shortlists.”

The winners will be announced on November 12th at a special ceremony at the British Film Institute in London.

Notes for the Editor

  • For media enquiries please contact the AHRC Press Office on 01793 416021 or email  
  • The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects: ancient history, modern dance, archaeology, digital content, philosophy, English literature, design, the creative and performing arts, and much more. This financial year the AHRC will spend approximately £98m to fund research and postgraduate training in collaboration with a number of partners. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK.


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