The Human Rights Film Network is delighted to welcome three new members to the network. During the annual network meeting, which took place in November 2019 in Amsterdam, human rights film festivals from Germany, the Philippines and Norway were officially accepted to the network. With these new members, we hope to stimulate the screening of human rights films around the globe even more. The new members are:
Active Vista International Human Rights Film Festival, Philippines. This festival aims to address the pressing need for human rights education and encourages social advocacy in the Philippines.
Bergen International Film Festival, Norway. The Checkpoints programme of the largest film festival in Norway is focused completely on human rights films. A selection of the films in the programme competes for a prize that will be granted to the people and/or the issue that the film is about.
MOVE IT! Film Festival for Human Rights and Development, Germany. MOVE IT! is a small scaled film festival located in the city of Dresden. The festival aims to screen a wide variety of human rights films, centred around a specific theme each year. MOVE IT! considers itself to be a platform for exchange, discussion and human relations.
The new members vary in size and scope, but they all aim to screen beautiful films, raise awareness on human rights and generate a profound impact on their visitors. More information and details about the new festivals can be found on this website. The current members are greatly looking forward to collaborate with the new additions to the Human Rights Film Network – which now has 43 active members.