Festival calendar

The members of the Human Rights Film Network organise many events during the year. Here you can find a list of upcoming events. However, due to the coronacrisis, many festivals are cancelled or postponed. We can therefore not guarantee whether the information below is still correct and up-to-date. We advise you to check out the individual festivals' websites and social media channels to get more up-to-date information. We apologise for the inconvenience.

4 December to 13 December 2020

(Warsaw, Poland)

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

5 December to 12 December 2020

(Amman, Jordan)

The Karama HRFF was established in June 2009, sensing the need for human rights dialogue and advocacy in the Arab region. Recent massive upheavals in the Arab region since the first edition (in 2010) have made it imperative to seek the exchange of expression, ideas, opinions and experiences on...

16 December to 20 December 2020

(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

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

9 February to 21 February 2021

(Valencia, Spain)

Humans Fest is, in terms of audience, the most important human rights film festival in Spain and the largest audience film festival in its region.

1 March to 7 March 2021

(Oslo, Norway)

HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival is Oslo’s largest documentary film festival and a significant forum in the Norwegian capital’s cultural, academic and...

5 March to 14 March 2021

(Geneva, Switzerland)

International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights 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.

19 March to 28 March 2021

(The Hague, Netherlands)

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.

26 March to 4 April 2021

(Kiev, Ukraine)

Docudays UA is the only international human rights documentary film festival in Ukraine. It is a part of the international Human Rights Film Network. It takes place every year in Kyiv in the last week of March.

9 April to 30 April 2021

(Asturias, Spain)

MUSOC, the Social and Human Rights Film Exhibition, began in 2012. Since then, it takes place every January in many cities and towns in Asturias, Spain.

23 April to 30 April 2021

(San Sebastian, Spain)

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

10 May to 16 May 2021

(Tiraspol, Moldova)

CHESNOK is the first human rights documentary film festival in Transnistria, founded in 2016. It’s a traveling festival, the program of which is shown in several cities of Transnistria and in the capital of Moldova – Chisinau.

10 May to 28 May 2021

(Prague, Czech Republic)

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

17 June to 20 June 2021

(Paris, France)

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

21 August to 30 August 2021

(Brussels, Belgium)

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.

29 September to 6 October 2021

(Nuremberg, Germany)

NIHRFF is Germany’s oldest and biggest human rights film festival. With its art house cinema background, it is the leading forum for outstanding feature films, documentaries and animated productions, which have human rights as their main focus.