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... more


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. It uses the powerful medium of film to promote the ideas of open society, democracy, rule... more


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. In a video message, Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi kindly accepted the award. The International Human... more


The feature and short films inscriptions for the 10th San Sebastián Human Rights Film Festival are now open. The festival kindly invites filmmakers to submit their films. The deadline for submission is February 15th.

Participating feature films will compete for the Audience Award to the... more


The Human Rights Film Network is honoured to welcome the Papua New Guinea Human Rights Film Festival (PNG-HRFF) as a new member. This important decision was taken, because the festival in Port Moresby is making an invaluable contribution towards promoting respect, protection and fulfillment of... more


The organisers of the Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina have the pleasure to announce the awarded films during the 6th edition of their festival, held at the end of 2011."Because of its excellent cinematography, metaphorical layers, criticism of the hollow growth... more


Workers in Iran’s film industry have been facing growing repression in recent months.  Several are detained or face imprisonment for their peaceful activities related to their work. Please join Amnesty International and other human rights groups in their campaigns to immediately and... more


The Movies that Matter Festival in The Hague is launching its first Good Pitch². The Good Pitch² brings together filmmakers with leading broadcasters, NGO’s, foundations, philanthropists, brands and media to expand the resources aimed at maximizing the impact of documentaries on human rights and... more


This is an unique opportunity to contribute to a center for audio visual heritage in Rwanda! Anne Aghion, the director of the film My Neighbour, My Killer launched a fundraising campaign on to create Iriba Center for Multimedia... more


Mahnaz Mohammadi, an Iranian filmmaker and women’s rights activist, was arrested on Sunday, June 26 by Islamic Republic security forces. The Kaleme opposition website reports that Mohammadi was arrested with no formal charges laid against her.Mohammadi was previously arrested in August of 2009,... more