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13-02-2013

The International Film festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva is delighted to welcome Ai Weiwei as a member of its jury; denied a passport, he will participate in the festival from a distance. As an international symbol of art reduced to silence, this Chinese activist, blogger and visual... more

01-12-2012

The Human Rights Film Network is honoured to welcome three new members from different parts of the world to the network.These festivals are the Karama Human Rights Film Festival in Jordan, the Freedom Film Festival in Malaysia and the International Human Rights Film Festival in Guatemala. This... more

27-11-2012

On November 19 and 20, delegates of several HRFN member festivals came together in the Netherlands at the network's annual meeting. In addition, the HRFN organised a successful network brunch for festival organisers, filmmakers and other film professionals.The HRFN held its annual meeting... more

31-10-2012

Iranian filmmaker and activist Jafar Panahi has been awarded this weekend with the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Panahi was praised  for his opposition against the Iranian regime through his humanist films on life in Iran.Panahi shares the prize with Nasrin Sotoudeh, an Iranian lawyer... more

27-09-2012

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... more

19-09-2012

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 reasons for his... more

11-09-2012

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... more

04-09-2012

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. Syrian filmmaker, producer and filmfestival director Orwa Nyrabia was arrested in Damascus International Airport while traveling to... more

11-06-2012

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. Organizers of the festival complained multiple times to the... more

06-06-2012

From 28 – 30 May, 2012, representatives of 11 European human rights film festivals met at the seminar “Human Rights in Film” in Vilnius (Lithuania). During three days the members of the Human Rights Film Network shared different experiences of using films in education and awareness raising,... more

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