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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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HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival

( 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 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:

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Festival du Film et Forum International sur les Droits Humains

( 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. Each year in March, we show films and run a forum where all topics can be openly discussed, simultaneously with the UN Human Rights Council. Since 2003, we welcomed 233'000 festivalgoers, 60% under 35 years old.

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One World – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

( Prague , Czech Republic )

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.

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Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

( Kiev , Ukraine )

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.

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ACT Human Rights Film Festival

( Fort Collins , United States )

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.

 

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Muestra de Cine Internacional Memoria Verdad Justicia

( Guatemala-City , Guatemala )

The Muestra de Cine Internacional Memoria Verdad Justicia (International Film Festival of Memory Truth and Justice) was born in 2010 under bomb threats and boycott attempts in a country where human rights have always been of little value, a country which suffered a genocide of indigenous people and which today is considered as a failed state because of the debility of his institutions, its high level of violence and impunity.

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Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos Donostia

( 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. The aim is to promote greater awareness, as well as encourage debate and provide greater information to citizens about human rights, by promoting, through the cinema and other cultural and artistic expressions, the values of solidarity, respect for life, peace, freedom and social justice, among other things.

Feature Films Official Selection

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Movies that Matter Festival

( 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 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.

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Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival

( Gaza City , Palestinian Territories )

The Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival in Gaza festival presents short and long feature films, documentaries and animation films, that shed the light on local and global humanitarian issues.  The first edition took place in May 2015. 

Amid the rubble of Gaza City's Shijaiyah district, an area that was heavily bombarded during the 2014 summer's war between Israeli forces and Hamas militants in the crammed enclave, the organisers rolled a 60 meters long red carpet.

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HUMANS Fest - Festival Internacional de Cine y Derechos Humanos

( 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. 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. 

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Festival de Cine MÁS

( Managua , Nicaragua )

"Festival de Cine MÁS" was founded in 2015 as a response to the vacuum and non-existence of a human rights discourse in schools, colleges, universities and public spaces in the country.

We consider it necessary to provide, through films and debates, a space for dialogue, reflection and exchange of information on the topic of human rights.

Our film festival wants to contribute directly to MORE young people, women and men to strengthen critical thinking about their realities and identify collective strategies to fully exercise their rights.

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Miradas Diversas - Festival Internacional de Cine de Derechos Humanos

( Caracas , Venezuela )

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.