Iranian filmmaker and activist Jafar Panahi has been awarded this weekend with the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
Movies that Matter is proud to announce that the next ESoDoc training session will be held in The Hague during the Movies that Matter Festival in March 2013.EsoDoc - European Social Documentary- offers trainings for filmmakers, new media professionals and NGO film practitioners who want to develo
The Human Rights Film Network is pleased to announce that Syrian filmmaker, producer and filmfestival director Orwa Nyrabia has been released.Nyrabia had been arrested on August 23 at Damascus International Airport by Syrian authorities and was held underground for weeks.
The Human Rights Film Network (HRFN) is pleased to announce that it has provided two festival cooperation grants, to strengthen joint programs of member festivals.One grant has been provided to launch cooperation between the Papua New Guinea Human Rights Film Festival and the Australia Human Righ
The Human Rights Film Network joins the Nyrabia family and the international community calling for the immediate release of our friend and colleague Orwa Nyrabia.
On the second day of the Side by Side LGBT Film Festival in Novosibirsk organizers and audience came under serious threat from a homophobic mob of aggressive youths. As a result the organizers decided to cancel the rest of the festival.
From 28 – 30 May, 2012, representatives of 11 European human rights film festivals met at the seminar “Human Rights in Film” in Vilnius (Lithuania).
Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen is serving a six-year prison sentence in China for "subversion of state power" because he dared to speak out about the human rights situation in Tibet through his filmmaking.China has detained hundreds of Tibetans for peacefully exercising their human
Verzio 9 Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary, invites filmmakers to submit human rights related documentary films. Verzio is the only human rights documentary film festival in Hungary.
At the Cinema for Peace Gala in Berlin the International Human Rights Film Award has been presented to Aung San Suu Kyi, portrayed in Luc Besson's film The Lady.