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.

26 October to 1 November 2020

(Tiraspol, Moldova)

CHESNOK is the first human rights documentary film festival in Transnistria, founded in 2016. It’s a traveling festival, the program of which is shown in several cities of Transnistria and in the capital of Moldova – Chisinau.

29 October to 1 November 2020

(Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Document is the only dedicated international human rights documentary film festival in Scotland. Document began in 2003 and this year we will present our 17th edition of the festival.

5 November to 10 November 2020

(Belgrade, Serbia)

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.

5 November to 11 November 2020

(Dresden, Germany)

MOVE IT! is a small film festival located in Dresden, Germany. It is focused on human rights themes with a special emphasis on women's and children's rights, due to the thematic focus of it’s organising NGO, Akifra e.V. Founded in 2004, MOVE IT!

10 November to 15 November 2020

(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.

12 November to 19 November 2020

(Montevideo, Uruguay)

The festival seeks to provide to the audience a high quality programme of films about Human Rights issues.

17 November to 28 November 2020

(Naples, Italy)

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...

5 December to 12 December 2020

(Amman, Jordan)

The Karama HRFF was established in June 2009, sensing the need for human rights dialogue and advocacy in the Arab region. Recent massive upheavals in the Arab region since the first edition (in 2010) have made it imperative to seek the exchange of expression, ideas, opinions and experiences on...

9 February to 21 February 2021

(Valencia, Spain)

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.

1 March to 7 March 2021

(Oslo, Norway)

HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival is Oslo’s largest documentary film festival and a significant forum in the Norwegian capital’s cultural, academic and...

5 March to 14 March 2021

(Geneva, Switzerland)

International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights brings together filmmakers, human rights defenders, policymakers, media and citizens around leading violations of human dignity - to promote and amplify strong voices and build public support for human rights.

19 March to 28 March 2021

(The Hague, Netherlands)

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 at the end of March in The Hague, International City of Peace and Justice.

23 April to 30 April 2021

(San Sebastian, Spain)

The Festival of Human Rights Film is an initiative that is part of the San Sebastian, Space for the Culture of Peace project.

17 June to 20 June 2021

(Paris, France)

The Paris Human Rights International Film Festival was created on the understanding of two basic premises.