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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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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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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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Festival Internacional de Cine de los Derechos Humanos “El séptimo ojo es tuyo”

( Sucre , Bolivia )

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.

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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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FiSahara

( Tindouf , Algeria )

The annual Western Sahara International Film Festival (FiSahara) brings entertainment, culture and hope to the Western Sahara´s refugees, who have lived in exile for over three decades. The festival takes place every year in the Sahrawi refugee camps in Southwestern Algeria. FiSahara's activities include film screenings, audiovisual workshops, a traditional Sahrawi cultural fair, a camel race, concerts, a soccer match, roundtables and numerous other cultural activities.The festival is held in the Sahrawi refugee camps and lasts about five days.

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One World Slovakia

( Bratislava , 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.

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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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Tenemos que Ver

( Montevideo , Uruguay )

The festival seeks to provide to the audience a high quality programme of films about Human Rights issues. At the same time, Tenemos Que Ver has a strong commitment with educational activities, such as workshops aimed to raise awareness on Human Rights, workshops adressed to filmmakers on producing films about Human Rights issues, screenings at educational institutions directed to children and teenagers, cinema-forums at the screenings, among other activities.

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Festival Del Cinema Dei Diritti Umani Di Napoli

( 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 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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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