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Entries to the AHRC Research in Film Awards must speak the language of cinema

Top tips

  • Treat your film as a film and not a piece of research translated into film
  • Get feedback from people who know little about the subject, as you would for a grant
  • Ensure that your film is fully accessible to the general public and do not be afraid to cut any sections that don’t play well to that audience
  • Set ground rules about editorial control early on in any filmmaker-academic partnership

The Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Research in Film Awards aim to recognise the best short films (no longer than 30 minutes) linked to arts and humanities research. This year there are five categories:

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