Films, documentaries and exhibitions for a professional audience


A film, documentary, exhibition or other audio-visual product focusing on a specific theme or idea and based on research, meant to be viewed by specific societal groups active in fields of work related to the research field and made by one or more researchers or to which one or more researchers have made a demonstrable contribution. 



This indicator pertains to products of relevance for education, professional practice, occupational and industrial associations, policy sectors, professional media, amateur researchers, and so on. Specific examples include instructional films or educational audio-visual material (for use within and outside the unit’s own institution).

Films, documentaries and exhibitions may qualify as hybrid if they are meant not only for peers but also for a professional and/or general audience. If this is demonstrably the case, then these results are included under the output indicators in Cell 1, Research products for peers. They can be reported a second time here in the narrative, where there is an opportunity to explain the interaction and/or interweaving of scientific/scholarly and societal impact and relevance so typical of the humanities.



This indicator can be operationalised using various criteria to demonstrate – with arguments – the importance of the products. The criteria are:

  • innovative nature
  • complexity
  • reach/applicability
  • importance and reputation of channel
  • role of research unit and/or researchers in producing the output 



Reasoned indicator, as part of narrative.