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23-02-2017

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

20-12-2016

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

17-10-2016

The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights has issued a call for... more

22-01-2016

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the network, and as a response to the proliferation of new human rights film festivals sprouting all over the world, the Human Rights Film Network (HRFN) is releasing the second edition of Setting Up a Human Rights Film Festival, an inspiring guide for film... more

03-12-2015

The Human Rights Film Network has requested the Malaysian government to drop criminal charges against our colleague Ms. Lena Hendry. She is charged for screening the award-winning documentary "No Fire Zone" in Kuala Lumpur without explicit government approval in July 2013. If Lena is... more

28-09-2015

FUTURE DOCS is a new European project of the WATCH DOCS International Film Festival for documentarians and human rights defenders. It is a platform for creative encounters of filmmakers, who are searching for inspiration, and activists, who from their experience are familiar not only with... more

26-05-2015

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the network the Human Rights Film Network (HRFN) now publishes the 2nd edition of Setting up a Human Rights Film Festival, an "a to z" guide on the how-to's of organizing a human rights film festival. Written by festival organizers from around... more

15-01-2015

The Human Rights Film Network is pleased to announce that four human rights film festivals have joined the network. These new members - three festivals from Africa and one from Myanmar, Asia - share the network's mission to promote dialogue, respect and protection of human rights through... more

27-10-2014

More than three hundred filmmakers demanded the release of their Ukrainian colleague Oleg Sentsov. In May 2014 he was arrested by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) because he spoke out against the annexation of Crimea by Russia. The trial against Sentsov, who is detained in Moscow, has... more

02-10-2014

The Human Rights Film Network (HRFN) supports the 2nd edition of the handbook Setting Up a Human Rights Film Festival.Coordinated by the team of the One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague (Czech Republic) this handbook functions as a practical guide to support enthusiastic,... more

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