RAI and Marsh Short Film Prize

This Award is for the most outstanding short film on social, cultural and biological anthropology or archaeology. We have partnered with the Royal Anthropological Institute to recognise the growing importance of short form film and encourage experimentation within the genre.

The films should last no longer than 20 minutes and are judged at the biennial Royal Anthropological Institute Film Festival where the winner is announced.

Even Asteroids Are Not Alone by Jón Bjarki Magnússon 2019

Jón Bjarki Magnússon is an Icelandic anthropological filmmaker with a background in journalism and poetry. He studied creative writing at the University of Iceland and received his MA in Visual and Media Anthropology from Freie Universität, Berlin, in 2018. His works include award-winning articles on the conditions of refugees and asylum-seekers in his home country, a book of poetry, and Even Asteroids Are Not Alone (2018), a short ethnographic film about friendship in cyberspace. Magnússon is the co-founder of Spói Bíófilm, a new Icelandic production company and is currently working on two full-length documentaries. He is currently based in Berlin.