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13-05-2021

On April 15, the director of the WATCH DOCS Belarus film festival Tatsiana Hatsura-Yavorskaya was released from a detention center in Minsk. We are publishing Tatsiana and WATCH DOCS Belarus Team's thank you letter to the global film community, which... more

15-04-2021

While the director of the film festival WATCH DOCS Belarus, Tatsiana Hatsura-Yavorska, was released from a detention center in Minsk on April 15, she is still under investigation on charges that remain undetermined.
 
Currently she is banned from leaving Belarus. Prior to her release... more

13-04-2021

Update: on 15 April, the director of the film festival WATCH DOCS Belarus, Tatsiana Hatsura-Yavorska, was released from a detention center in Minsk. Yet she is still under investigation on charges that... more

06-04-2020

Human Rights and Film in a Time of COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages through much of our planet and brings many countries to a standstill, the Human Rights Film Network, which includes over 40 human rights film festivals from all over the world, reflects on what this may mean to... more

04-02-2020

The Human Rights Film Network is delighted to welcome three new members to the network. During the annual network meeting, which took place in November 2019 in Amsterdam, human rights film festivals from Germany, the Philippines and Norway were officially accepted to the network. With these new... more

26-11-2019

The French translation of the handbook about organising a human rights film festival is now available!

Setting Up a Human Rights Film Festival is an inspiring guide for film... more

25-04-2019

The Human Rights Film Network, a partnership of 40 human rights film festivals around the world, would like to raise our concerns about the health and treatment of our friend and colleague, Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, filmmaker and  the founder of the Myanmar Human Rights Human Dignity Film Festival,... more

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

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