AHRC Research in Film Awards


Since 2015, the Arts and Humanities Research Council have organised the Research in Film Awards, showcasing the best films that are inspired by or directly linked to arts and humanities research. Past RIFA winners have gone on to be nominated for other prestigious awards and festivals, or secured further funding and national exposure in the media.

Judged by a panel of industry experts and leading academics, the winners were announced at the special awards ceremony, with a total prize fund of £25,000. Some of the categories included: ‘Best Research Film of the Year’, ‘Best Animated Film’, and the ‘Inspiration Award’.


5 Awards Categories

£25,000 Prize Fund

Being a spectacular Virtual Awards Ceremony, one of the main tasks given to the Giggabox production team was to create an opening VT for the evening, as well as montage films for each awards category featuring all nominees.

As per usual, our production team made several holding slides, wipe transition animations, Zoom backgrounds, and lower thirds in order to produce a tailored and branded visual throughout the entire Virtual Event.

2 days prior to the awards night, an online briefing was organised involving our events team and the client. This was important to run over the event schedule and to go through the usual pre-event checklist to ensure the smooth running of the evening.

Running the action-packed hour-long session, starting at 8pm, the Virtual Event was streamed via AHRC’s very own YouTube channel for viewers to watch. Giggabox’s events team was present throughout to support the event, including 2 streaming technicians, our studio producer. Additionally, Giggabox’s assistant was at hand to run the Green Rooms for the host and each presenter to make sure that all involved were prepared before going live and to go through technical checks, such as audio quality.

For viewing after the event, the entire event stream was made available on-demand via the ahrcpress YouTube channel.

Arts and Humanities Research Council

‘Giggabox provided an excellent service delivering the AHRC’s 2020 Research in Film Awards. The team were a pleasure to work with throughout the whole process, helping to orchestrate each component of the event, creating graphics and film montages that were visually stunning, and delivering and managing an online event that looked slick and professional.’

Bethany Pleydell, Public Engagement Manager

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