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Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos Donostia

Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos Donostia

Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos Donostia

Spain, San Sebastian

Description

The Festival of Human Rights Film is an initiative that is part of the San Sebastian, Space for the Culture of Peace project. The aim is to promote greater awareness, as well as encourage debate and provide greater information to citizens about human rights, by promoting, through the cinema and other cultural and artistic expressions, the values of solidarity, respect for life, peace, freedom and social justice, among other things.

The films presented dealt with as many as 25 different themes linked to human rights. Among them are issues such as Chechnya, forced evictions, sub-primes, the crisis, trans-sexuality, historical memory and national reconciliation, Indian women and their fight for their rights. These topics were the focus of many debates and discussions and Q&A’s after the screenings.

Feature Films Official Selection

A selection of feature films and documentaries, movies for kids and youths, aimed at making spectators aware of the need to protect human rights. A sample of some of the year’s most important titles, all candidates for the Audience Award to the Best Feature Film. Other activities.
Every year a variety of parallel activities completes the Festival film programme, like exhibitions, musical performances, dance and roundtables.

Short Films Official Selection

A selection of international shorts on any human rights related subject to one of which 150 youngsters will be granted with the Youth Award for the Best Short Film and €3,000.

Amnesty International Award

A jury consisting of members of Amnesty International and professionals from the audiovisual world will grant to a feature film the Amnesty International Award.

Date

17 April 2015 - 24 April 2015

Location

Spain, San Sebastian

Submission date

15 February 2015

Contact details

cinederechoshumanos@donostia.org
http://www.cineyderechoshumanos.com

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