Are you interested in screening films on human rights in your country in the Middle East or Northern Africa? Want to learn how to develop your human rights film festival and gain inspiration for selecting films and organising debates?HRFN members Movies that Matter and Karama Human Rights Film... more


The Human Rights Film Festival of Naples, member of the Human Rights Film Network has opened its call for the film competition “Mediterranean Fights and Rights”. This competition  programme will be presented during the Special Mediterranean Edition 2014 –  which will take place in Naples from 20... more


The Human Rights Film Network is shocked that the Malaysian government has charged our colleague Lena Hendry for being involved in the screening of a documentary "No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka".

Lena Hendry was charged for an offence under the Film Censorship Act... more


The Human Rights Film Network expresses its concern about the fate of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov.According to the information currently available, he is one of the four Ukrainian citizens held in Moscow’s Lefortovo pre-trial detention centre accused of terrorist acts.His lawyer reported... more


On 5 June 2014 Dhondup Wangchen was released from a Chinese prison, after serving six-years as a political prisoner. Dhondup was sentenced for making “Leaving Fear Behind”, a film about the situation in Tibet including interviews with ordinary Tibetans in Tibet speaking about their thoughts,... more


Over a dozen human right defenders and video activists from the Western Sahara are participating in a video workshop offered by trainers from Witness and other organizations ahead of the 11th edition of the Western Sahara International Film Festival (FiSahara), which takes place April 29-May 4... more


Has your documentary had a positive social or environmental impact? The Impact Award is an annual prize honouring the best in documentary filmmaking for social change. With € 50,000 in awards to the documentary films that have made the greatest social or environmental impact, acknowledging and... more


With the European Parliament Elections ahead, Doc Next Network is calling on media makers, social activists and critical thinkers to share your views on ‘Europe’, in the form of audiovisual media works. You are invited to challenge prevailing notions of democracy and representation, to reflect... more


“Work” is the main theme of the 16th annual of the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, which will be held from 3rd to 12th March in Prague and then in 33 other cities in the Czech Republic.One World is trying to draw attention to the fact that after several years of... more


The 9th Summer School in Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy will run at the Huston School of Film & Digital Media in Galway, Ireland, from 26th June to 5th July 2014.This Summer School programme has for the last 8 years attracted young talented filmmakers and professionals from across the... more