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Prestigious film awards showcase the breadth of research in the arts and humanities


Prestigious film awards showcase the breadth of research in the arts and humanities

From the complex reasons for migration and the legacies of colonialism, to new life, communities and the defiance and energy of contemporary Haitian art. These are some of the subjects explored by the five winners of the 2019 AHRC Research in Film Awards.

Now in their fifth year, the awards, organised by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are the only awards dedicated to showcasing arts and humanities research through film. AHRC has received over 800 entries over those five years, with films entered from over 80 universities across the UK. The evocative short films - all under 30 minutes – are thought-provoking reflections on our time which include drama, documentary and animation.

Arts and Humanities Research Council Executive Chair, Andrew Thompson, said: “These awards are an exciting opportunity to showcase the breadth of talent within the arts and humanities. Film has an ability to make distant people, places and ideas immediately, visually accessible. Thanks to everyone that took the time to submit an entry this year and congratulations to the five worthy winners.”

The five winners were selected from over a hundred submissions in the different categories and received a trophy as well as £2,000 towards future filmmaking projects.

Find out who won on the AHRC Research in Film page.

Link to all shortlisted films.

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