Human Rights and Film in a Time of COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages through much of our planet and brings many countries to a standstill, the Human Rights Film Network, which includes over 40 human rights film festivals from all over the world, reflects on what this may mean to... more


The Human Rights Film Network is delighted to welcome three new members to the network. During the annual network meeting, which took place in November 2019 in Amsterdam, human rights film festivals from Germany, the Philippines and Norway were officially accepted to the network. With these new... more


The French translation of the handbook about organising a human rights film festival is now available!

Setting Up a Human Rights Film Festival is an inspiring guide for film... more


The Human Rights Film Network, a partnership of 40 human rights film festivals around the world, would like to raise our concerns about the health and treatment of our friend and colleague, Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, filmmaker and  the founder of the Myanmar Human Rights Human Dignity Film Festival,... more


One World hereby presents a handbook focused on the impact of documentary film festivals. The result of this handbook for film festival organisers is based on a two-year project in cooperation with four other festivals (... more


The Human Rights Film Network is very pleased to welcome five new members to the network. This week, during the annual network meeting in Amsterdam, human rights film festivals from Montenegro, Moldova, Albania, Hong Kong and the United States were cordially included in our 'festival family'. In... more


One of the objectives of the Human Rights Film Network (HRFN) is to promote a conducive international environment for human rights film makers, in particular those at risk for their life or repressed by censorship. The HRFN now partners with the Artists at Risk Connection (ARC), an interactive... more


On 7 December 2017 the Karama Human Rights Film Festival in Jordan launches the Arabic translation of a handbook on setting up a human rights film festival. The 257-page book offers a practical understanding regarding the planning and execution of a human rights film festival.... more


We are pleased to announce that as of 2017 the Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival in Gaza, Palestine, has joined the Human Rights Film Network. Since 2015, the festival presents short and long feature films, documentaries and... more


A Spanish handbook for organisers of socially engaged film festivals is now launched. The 276-page guide entitled"Cómo organizar un festival de cine con compromiso social" is full of examples and practical suggestions related to organising environmental and human rights film events. Based on two... more