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.

6 April to 12 April 2020

(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.

14 April to 19 April 2020

(Tindouf, Algeria)

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.

23 April to 30 April 2020

(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.

1 June to 9 June 2020

(Seoul, South Korea)

Seoul Human Right Film Festival, first established in 1996, is a non-profit human rights organization that communicates and cooperates with others by showing human rights films. Everyone has the right to see human rights films. Every human rights film has the right to be screened everywhere.

12 September to 19 September 2020

(Petaling Jaya, Malaysia)

FreedomFilmFest (FFF) is Malaysia's leading annual international human rights documentary film festival. Established in 2003, the festival provides a platform for stories that are unseen, unheard and untold from Malaysia, Southeast Asia and across the globe.

19 September to 27 September 2020

(Quezon City, Philippines)

A society that respects, upholds and values the dignity, rights and freedom of its people is the vision that Active Vista underpins.

23 September to 1 October 2020

(Bergen, Norway)

BIFF is the largest film festival in Norway, both in admissions and number of films presented, with more than 61.000 admissions in 2019.

5 November to 11 November 2020

(Dresden, Germany)

MOVE IT! is a small film festival located in Dresden, Germany. It is focused on human rights themes with a special emphasis on women's and children's rights, due to the thematic focus of it’s organising NGO, Akifra e.V. Founded in 2004, MOVE IT!

10 November to 15 November 2020

(Budapest, Hungary)

Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, the largest documentary film festival in Hungary, has been organized on an annual basis since 2004.

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.

17 June to 20 June 2021

(Paris, France)

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