The members of the Human Rights Film Network organise many events during the year. Here you can find a list of upcoming events. However, due to the coronacrisis, many festivals are cancelled or postponed. We can therefore not guarantee whether the information below is still correct and up-to-date. We advise you to check out the individual festivals' websites and social media channels to get more up-to-date information. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Festival Internacional de Cine de Derechos Humanos
The International Film Festival on Human Rights is one of the most important events on human rights cinema, is founding member of the Human Rights Film Network and Red de Cine Social y Derechos Humanos de América Latina y el Caribe, promoting human rights issues in the world through cinema.
HUMANS Fest - Festival Internacional de Cine y Derechos Humanos
Humans Fest is, in terms of audience, the most important human rights film festival in Spain and the largest audience film festival in its region. Its main event takes place every year in Valencia the second week of February but the whole year is full of activities not just in Valencia but in the whole region and there are some international screenings. Around 130 entities are attached to the festival and one of its most successful activities is the Resistances, weekly online screenings.
Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
Docudays UA is the only international human rights documentary film festival in Ukraine. It is a part of the international Human Rights Film Network. It takes place every year in Kyiv in the last week of March. After the end of the festival, Docudays UA traditionally presents the best films in Ukrainian regions during the Traveling Festival. Screenings and discussions of films with human rights experts last from October until December. Throughout the year, Docudays UA popularizes auteur documentary cinema in film theaters as a part of the DOCU/HIT project.
Karama Yemen Human Rights Film Festival
'Karama Yemen’ the first annual festival of human rights films in Yemen, was launched by YWT in 2018 and held in several Yemeni governorates. The festival acts as a window to the world, and a window into the Yemeni culture.
Festival Internacional de Cine de los Derechos Humanos “El séptimo ojo es tuyo”
PukaÑawi, a red eye in the Quechua language, was founded on October 30, 2004 as a cultural management center to unite a study center, an audiovisual production company and a film festival. PukaÑawi organizes the International Human Rights Film Festival "El Séptimo Ojo Es Tuyo" (FESTIMO) in the city of Sucre, Capital of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. In its 13 editions the FESTIMO has exhibited more than 1500 films and has reached more than 100 thousand people in different cities and communities.
International Human Rights Film Festival in Albania
The International Human Rights Film Festival in Albania (IHRFFA) is an annual human rights film festival founded by the Academy of Film and Multimedia Marubi in 2006, in collaboration with several human rights organizations and institutions.
It is the only event of this kind in Albania. IHRFFA includes in its program films of all genres related to human rights issues which are worldwide sensitive and especially for the Albanian society.
Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival
NIHRFF is Germany’s oldest and biggest human rights film festival. With its art house cinema background, it is the leading forum for outstanding feature films, documentaries and animated productions, which have human rights as their main focus.
The biannual festival features an international competition, which presents artistically exceptional human rights films, an international forum, an extensive supporting programme, exhibitions and international guests.
Festival des Libertés
Space for artistic communication, demands and artistic creations, the Festival des Libertés is the globalized expression of our permanent action defending the rights, liberties and values of universal democracy. As a political and cultural event, it offers documentaries, debates and talks, concerts, theater and exhibitions to a large audience.
A symbol of the observation post of the current state of rights and liberties around the world, the Festival des Libertés is a place where democratic struggles are given a voice and converge.
Free Zone Film Festival
Free Zone Film Festival is meant to foster a debate on topical issues in the world today. The festival showcases films from around the world that address human rights and related issues, bringing together celebrated filmmakers, local experts, and local and international audiences.
One World Slovakia
International festival of documentary films One World Slovakia, taking place in the beginning of November is an inclusive hybrid (online/onsite) film event, progressive and innovative platform for the European documentary industry and filmmaking with the focuse on films reflecting current and vibrant global issues such as climate change, political conflicts, gender inequality, new technologies etc.
Festival Del Cinema Dei Diritti Umani Di Napoli
The Naples Human Rights Film Festival was born in 2008 as an initiative of the association "Cinema e Diritti" with the aim of establishing a reference point for Human Rights debate in Southern Europe opening up a dialogue among civil societies from the Middle East to North Africa and to Northern Europe and America.The tradition of hospitality in the city of Naples and its function as a crossroad for migrant people since the Middle Age allows us today to establish a meeting point for communities that are moving towards democracy and peace.
Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, the largest documentary film festival in Hungary, has been organized on an annual basis since 2004. It aims to promote open society, democratic values, rule-of-law, freedom of expression, political and cultural pluralism, and to expose abuse and global human rights violations through creative, quality documentaries.
Miradas Diversas - Festival Internacional de Cine de Derechos Humanos
Since its first edition, the Festival Miradas Diversas has marked a different philosophy and design. On the one hand, it gathers the experience of 25 years of the Gran Cine Circuit in terms of organization and execution of Shows and Festivals, at the same time, to carry out Various Looks, Gran Cine joins forces with Human Rights organizations and expands the festival's radius of action, beyond movie theaters and an epicenter in Caracas, to expand and make it accessible to a wider audience in the country.
WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film International Film Festival
The International Film Festival WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film has been held annually in Warsaw in December since 2001. It combines high-class cinema, mainly documentaries, with public debate.It is a joint project of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights - Poland’s leading human rights organization, the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle – the largest interdisciplinary art center in Eastern Europe, and the Social Institute of Film – an organization specializing in promoting socially engaged cinema.WATCH DOCS is a competition festival with an international jury.
Ciné Droit Libre
Ciné Droit Libre is a film festival committed to the cause of human rights and freedom of expression.
Ciné Droit Libre’s goal is to provide a platform for filmmakers and journalists around the world, especially for those whose works (films on human rights and freedom of the press) are censored or have broadcast difficulties.
Fast Forward Human Rights Film Festival
FAST FORWARD Human Rights Film Festival Montenegro
HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival
HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival is Oslo’s largest documentary film festival and a significant forum in the Norwegian capital’s cultural, academic and organizational life, which engages and encourages debates about human rights and other social issues of current interest. The festival is a unique meeting place where activists, experts, filmmakers, artists, students, NGOs, think tanks, and a general audience actively participate.
The festival’s film program consists of more than 40 new Norwegian and International documentaries, categorized in three sections:
Censurados Film Festival
Censurados Film Festival is an itinerant film festival dedicated to freedom of expression and human rights that takes place since 2014 with the aim to give voice to those films that have been censored as well as to movies that are focused on human rights.
One World – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is the largest human rights film festival in the world. It is a major cultural event in the Czech Republic that attracts more than 120,000 viewers annually and takes place in over 30 towns in the Czech Republic.One World presents more than 110 documentary films from around the globe, focusing on social, political, environmental, media and human rights issues.
Movies that Matter Festival
Movies that Matter screens and promotes films that draws our attention to human rights and situations in which these are at stake. The foundation's peak activity is the annual Movies that Matter Festival, taking place in The Hague, International City of Peace and Justice. The Movies that Matter Festival is the Netherlands' main platform for engaged cinema, with over seventy documentaries and feature films of inspired filmmakers being screened every year.
ACT Human Rights Film Festival
The ACT Human Rights Film Festival in Fort Collins, Colorado, showcases the best in human rights cinema from around the world. The festival convenes for one week every April on and off the campus of Colorado State University, uniting diverse audiences while inspiring them to awaken to human rights issues facing people around the world, to connect across the powerful medium of film and dialogue, and to transform their lives and communities. ACT is produced by the Department of Communication Studies housed within the College of Liberal Arts. ACT was founded in 2016.