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03-12-2018

One World hereby presents a handbook focused on the impact of documentary film festivals. The result of this handbook for film festival organisers is based on a two-year project in cooperation with four other festivals (... more

21-11-2018

The Human Rights Film Network is very pleased to welcome five new members to the network. This week, during the annual network meeting in Amsterdam, human rights film festivals from Montenegro, Moldova, Albania, Hong Kong and the United States were cordially included in our 'festival family'. In... more

27-06-2018

One of the objectives of the Human Rights Film Network (HRFN) is to promote a conducive international environment for human rights film makers, in particular those at risk for their life or repressed by censorship. The HRFN now partners with the Artists at Risk Connection (ARC), an interactive... more

07-12-2017

On 7 December 2017 the Karama Human Rights Film Festival in Jordan launches the Arabic translation of a handbook on setting up a human rights film festival. The 257-page book offers a practical understanding regarding the planning and execution of a human rights film festival.... more

23-02-2017

We are pleased to announce that as of 2017 the Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival in Gaza, Palestine, has joined the Human Rights Film Network. Since 2015, the festival presents short and long feature films, documentaries and... more

20-12-2016

A Spanish handbook for organisers of socially engaged film festivals is now launched. The 276-page guide entitled"Cómo organizar un festival de cine con compromiso social" is full of examples and practical suggestions related to organising environmental and human rights film events. Based on two... more

17-10-2016

The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights has issued a call for... more

22-01-2016

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the network, and as a response to the proliferation of new human rights film festivals sprouting all over the world, the Human Rights Film Network (HRFN) is releasing the second edition of Setting Up a Human Rights Film Festival, an inspiring guide for film... more

03-12-2015

The Human Rights Film Network has requested the Malaysian government to drop criminal charges against our colleague Ms. Lena Hendry. She is charged for screening the award-winning documentary "No Fire Zone" in Kuala Lumpur without explicit government approval in July 2013. If Lena is... more

28-09-2015

FUTURE DOCS is a new European project of the WATCH DOCS International Film Festival for documentarians and human rights defenders. It is a platform for creative encounters of filmmakers, who are searching for inspiration, and activists, who from their experience are familiar not only with... more

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