Human Rights Film Festival: Inconvenient Films
Human Rights Film Festival “Inconvenient Films” is an annual documentary film festival established in 2007. The mission of this non-profit initiative is to raise awareness on human rights issues around the world and to connect them to those that are present in Lithuania. By presenting documentaries on various human rights topics, inviting filmmakers and activists from all over the world, organizers hope to encourage public debates on human rights issues and ways to address them. Despite the project’s social mission and non-commercial character, “Inconvenient Films” is one of the most popular and most visited film festivals in Lithuania as well as the biggest documentary festival in the country. “Inconvenient Films” is so far the only film festival of this kind in the Baltic States.Festival organizers are aiming to broaden their audience’s horizons and draw attention to social challenges, global and local human rights issues. It is a space for free thought, sincere discussions on topics which matter the most. Festival’s International Competition is dedicated to the films by new filmmakers – their first or second feature documentary. Films are selected considering artistic value, filmmaking skills and revelation of a relevant human rights topic. The Best Film is selected and awarded by international jury. All films screened during the Inconvenient Films festival are eligible to win the Audience Choice award. The winner of the award is chosen directly by spectators.