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Festival calendar

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.

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Freedom Film Festival

( Petaling Jaya , Malaysia )

FreedomFilmFest (FFF) is Malaysia's only international human rights documentary film festival. Established in 2003, the festival provides a platform for stories that are unseen, unheard, and untold from Malaysia, Southeast Asia, and across the globe. The annual festival brings together activists, filmmakers, and members of the public to exchange experiences around thematic human rights topics through the use of film screenings, workshops, and freedom talks.

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Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

( Syracuse , United States )

Founded in 2003, the Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival (SUHRFF) is part of Syracuse Symposium and is presented by the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Syracuse University Humanities Center in the College of Arts and Sciences. SUHRFF presents an international range of documentaries and dramatic features addressing a wide array of human rights and social justice issues to the campus and the Syracuse community.

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Bergen International Film Festival

( Bergen , Norway )

BIFF is the largest film festival in Norway, both in admissions and number of films presented, with more than 61.000 admissions in 2019. Each year we present more than 150 feature length films, around two thirds of which are documentaries, making us one of the biggest documentary festivals in the Nordic Region. The human rights festival Checkpoints is an integral part of BIFF, with 10 films in competition and 11 out of competition. For more information on the festival, please visit our website www.biff.no.

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Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

( Budapest , Hungary )

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.

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Under our Skin International Film Festival on Human Rights & Culture

( Nairobi , Kenya )

The Under our Skin International Film Festival on Human Rights & Culture is an annual event based in Kenya, serving as a platform that embraces the transformative potential of cross-community dialogues. Our commitment lies in cultivating spaces for individuals to engage in meaningful conversations. The festival revolves around three core themes:

#1: EXPRESSION AS A RIGHT