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.

30 August to 5 September 2021

(Sucre, Bolivia)

PukaÑawi, a red eye in the Quechua language, was founded on October 30, 2004 as a cultural management center to unite a study center, an audiovisual production company and a film festival. PukaÑawi organizes the International Human Rights Film Festival "El Séptimo Ojo Es Tuyo" (FESTIMO) in the...

18 September to 26 September 2021

(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.

20 September to 25 September 2021

(Tirana, Albania)

The International Human Rights Film Festival in Albania (IHRFFA) is an annual human rights film festival founded by the Academy of Film and Multimedia Marubi in 2006, in collaboration with several human rights organizations and institutions.

23 September to 26 September 2021

(Beirut , Lebanon)

Art Factory 961 is a Beirut-based non-profit NGO, think tank and creative space that aims to advocate and instigate the culture of human rights and the human citizenship.

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.

8 October to 17 October 2021

(Vermont, United States)

The Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF) is Vermont’s longest running film festival and this year marks its 29th edition.The festival is best known for featuring groundbreaking and independent films from around the world, with a special focus on films that, not only entertain, but also...

20 October to 28 October 2021

(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.

21 October to 30 October 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.

4 November to 9 November 2021

(Belgrade, Serbia)

Free Zone Film Festival is meant to foster a debate on topical issues in the world today. The festival showcases films from around the world that address human rights and related issues, bringing together celebrated filmmakers, local experts, and local and international audiences.

4 November to 10 November 2021

(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!

9 November to 21 November 2021

(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.

10 November to 20 November 2021

(Naples, Italy)

The Naples Human Rights Film Festival was born in 2008 as an initiative of the association "Cinema e Diritti" with the aim of establishing a reference point for Human Rights debate in Southern Europe opening up a dialogue among civil societies from the Middle East to North Africa and to Northern...

17 November to 20 November 2021

(Abidjan, Ivory Coast)
 

3 December to 10 December 2021

(Warsaw, Poland)

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

28 February to 6 March 2022

(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...

4 March to 13 March 2022

(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.

21 March to 3 April 2022

(Prague, Czech Republic)

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

25 March to 3 April 2022

(Fort Collins, United States)

The ACT Human Rights Film Festival in Fort Collins, Colorado, showcases the best in human rights cinema from around the world.

25 March to 3 April 2022

(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.

1 April to 8 April 2022

(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 April to 31 May 2022

(Guatemala-City, Guatemala)

The Muestra de Cine Internacional Memoria Verdad Justicia (International Film Festival of Memory Truth and Justice) was born in 2010 under bomb threats and boycott attempts in a country where human rights have always been of little value, a country which suffered a genocide of indigenous people...