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The Addis International Film Festival (AIFF) is an annual documentary film festival created by Initiative Africa in 2007 and held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


AfricanBamba Human Rights Film Festival - first human rights film festival in Senegal - showcases human rights and social issues documentaries to raise awareness and inspire change.


Censurados Film Festival is an itinerant film festival dedicated to freedom of expression and human rights that takes place since 2014 with the aim to give voice to those films that have been censored as well as to movies that are focused on human rights: gender identity and equality, LGTBi rights, human trafficking, oppression of indigenous people, among others.

Burkina Faso

Ciné Droit Libre is a film festival committed to the cause of human rights and freedom of expression. Ciné Droit Libre’s goal is to provide a platform for filmmakers and journalists around the world, especially for those whose works (films on human rights and freedom of the press) are censored or have broadcast difficulties.

Ivory Coast
Ciné Droit Libre is a film festival committed to the cause of human rights and freedom of expression. Ciné Droit Libre’s goal is to provide a platform for filmmakers and journalists around the world, especially for those whose works (films on human rights and freedom of the press) are censored or have broadcast difficulties.

Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is held annually in the last week of March in Kyiv. On completion, Docudays UA traditionally presents the best movies in the regions of Ukraine within the Docudays UA Travelling Festival. Films are demonstrated from October to December (inclusive).

United Kingdom

Document is the only dedicated international human rights documentary film festival in Scotland. Document began in 2003 and this year we will present our 16th edition of the festival.


The Festival of Human Rights Film is an initiative that is part of the San Sebastian, Space for the Culture of Peace project.


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 crossroa


Space for artistic communication, demands and artistic creations, the Festival des Libertés is the globalized expression of our permanent action defending the rights, liberties and values of universal democracy. As a political and cultural event, it offers documentaries, debates and talks, concerts, theater and exhibitions to a large audience.


The FIFDH brings together filmmakers, human rights defenders, policymakers, media and citizens around leading violations of human dignity - to promote and amplify strong voices and build public support for human rights.


The  International Film Festival on Human Rights, organised by the Instituto Multimedia DerHumALC is held in Buenos Aires and Santiago del Estero.The festival presents long feature, short and medium length, narrative, documentary films, essay, animation, experimental or videoclip for a variety of non-competitive sections, like Memory, Gender Views, Childhood and Youth, Migrants, Panorama, Envir


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 exhib


The Paris Human Rights International Film Festival was created on the understanding of two basic premises.


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.


FREE ZONE film festival is meant to foster a debate on topical issues in the world today.


FreedomFilmFestival (FFF) is Malaysia’s most established annual human rights film festival. Established in 2003, the festival focuses on the themes of Democracy, Equality and Good Governance.  It seeks to be a platform for filmmakers and activists especially in the South East Asia region and beyond to showcase their films and exchange experiences.


Presenting the best films and artwork from around the world, Melbourne’s annual Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) will challenge, touch and inspire audiences from all walks of life. HRAFF is a Melbourne based not-for-profit organisation devoted to the exploration of human rights issues through an annual film and arts festival and an on-going schools and community program.


Human Rights Film Festival “Inconvenient Films” is an annual documentary film festival established in 2007.


The original idea of the Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival is to connect film and human rights.


The Human Rights Human Wrongs documentary film festival in Oslo, Norway has grown to be an important and significant forum in Oslo’s cultural, academic, and organizational life that engages and encourages debate about human rights.


Human Rights Nights Film and Arts Festival is an international festival dedicated to human rights issues, which takes place in Bologna, Italy since 2001.Human Rights Nights is an opportunity to hear marginalized voices and view alternative representations through cinematographic narratives of the world, which together demonstrate and express the complexity of the question of human rights.


Humans FEST is the International Human Rights and Film Festival of Valencia, Spain. It is organised within the Human Rights through Culture Programme of the Fundación por la Justicia. The festival analyses human rights through the screenings of documentaries, feature films and short films to the general public.


International 1001 International Documentary Film Festival, organized by the Association of Documentary Filmmakers in Turkey (BSB), is the first annual documentary film festival held in Turkey since 1997.

All screenings are held free of charge in order to comply with the belief that the audiences of the documentary films have the right to reach the movies without any burdens.


The International Film Festival WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film has been held annually in Warsaw in December since 2001.


Art Factory 961 is a Beirut-based non-profit NGO, think tank and creative space that aims to advocate and instigate the culture of human rights and the human citizenship.


The Karama HRFF was established in June 2009, sensing the need for human rights dialogue and advocacy in the Arab region. The founding committee named Ma'mal 612 consists of Sawsan Darwaza, Ehab Khatib & Ayman Bardawil.


Movies that Matter screens and promotes films that draws our attention to human rights and situations in which these are at stake. The foundation's peak activity is the annual Movies that Matter Festival, taking place at the end of March in The Hague, International City of Peace and Justice.


Human Rights Film Center is an organization which works on human rights through the film. Founded by a group of media professionals and filmmakers for promoting and protecting human rights in Nepal, we generate public debate and encourage changes in national policy by making film and organizing festival screening.


NIHRFF is Germany’s oldest and biggest human rights film festival.

Czech Republic

One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is the largest human rights film festival in the world.

Sierra Leone

Opin Yu Yi is Sierra Leone's first and only human rights film festival.

Palestinian Territory

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. 

South Korea

Since 1996 Seoul Human Rights Film Festival (SHRFF) aims to raise public awareness for human rights issues through film. It is a highly anticipated event that screens excellent films from all over the world, presenting human rights issues in diverse ways.SHRFF is a nonprofit organization, completely independent from authority -the government as well as corporations.


Tenemos Que Ver, the International Film Festival of Human Rights of Uruguay, celebrates its 6th edition from 13 to 20 June 2017 in Montevideo and in some cities of the country as a travelling show during the rest of the year. In this edition the thematic focus will be on the rights of the boys / girls and adolescents.

South Africa

The Tri Continental Film Festival (TCFF) is an arts and cultural initiative that showcases films from or concerned with the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australasia.


Since 2006, the UNHCR Refugee Film Festival (RFF) in Japan, co-organized by the Japan Association for UNHCR and UNHCR Representation in Japan, has been receiving support and understanding concerning its impact to the Japanese society in its aim to increase awareness regarding the refugee issues around the world.

United States

The Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF) is Vermont’s longest running film festival and this year marks its 29th edition.The festival is best known for featuring groundbreaking and independent films from around the world, with a special focus on films that, not only entertain, but also seek to broaden our views of the world.


The only human rights documentary film festival in Hungary, Verzio, has been organized by Verzio Film Foundation and OSA since 2004. Its program addresses a wide range of issues, including: political oppression, civil conflicts, terrorism, minorities, refugees, women's rights, trafficking, and children's rights.