On 7 December 2017 the Karama Human Rights Film Festival in Jordan launches the Arabic translation of a handbook on setting up a human rights film festival. The 257-page book offers a practical understanding regarding the planning and execution of a human rights film festival.... more


We are pleased to announce that as of 2017 the Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival in Gaza, Palestine, has joined the Human Rights Film Network. Since 2015, the festival presents short and long feature films, documentaries and... more


A Spanish handbook for organisers of socially engaged film festivals is now launched. The 276-page guide entitled"Cómo organizar un festival de cine con compromiso social" is full of examples and practical suggestions related to organising environmental and human rights film events. Based on two... more


The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights has issued a call for... more


To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the network, and as a response to the proliferation of new human rights film festivals sprouting all over the world, the Human Rights Film Network (HRFN) is releasing the second edition of Setting Up a Human Rights Film Festival, an inspiring guide for film... more


The Human Rights Film Network has requested the Malaysian government to drop criminal charges against our colleague Ms. Lena Hendry. She is charged for screening the award-winning documentary "No Fire Zone" in Kuala Lumpur without explicit government approval in July 2013. If Lena is... more


FUTURE DOCS is a new European project of the WATCH DOCS International Film Festival for documentarians and human rights defenders. It is a platform for creative encounters of filmmakers, who are searching for inspiration, and activists, who from their experience are familiar not only with... more


To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the network the Human Rights Film Network (HRFN) now publishes the 2nd edition of Setting up a Human Rights Film Festival, an "a to z" guide on the how-to's of organizing a human rights film festival. Written by festival organizers from around... more


The Human Rights Film Network is pleased to announce that four human rights film festivals have joined the network. These new members - three festivals from Africa and one from Myanmar, Asia - share the network's mission to promote dialogue, respect and protection of human rights through... more


More than three hundred filmmakers demanded the release of their Ukrainian colleague Oleg Sentsov. In May 2014 he was arrested by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) because he spoke out against the annexation of Crimea by Russia. The trial against Sentsov, who is detained in Moscow, has... more