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


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


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


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


To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the network the Human Rights Film Network (HRFN) now publishes the 2nd edition of Setting up a Human Rights Film Festival, an "a to z" guide on the how-to's of organizing a human rights film festival. Written by festival organizers from around... more


The Human Rights Film Network is pleased to announce that four human rights film festivals have joined the network. These new members - three festivals from Africa and one from Myanmar, Asia - share the network's mission to promote dialogue, respect and protection of human rights through... more


More than three hundred filmmakers demanded the release of their Ukrainian colleague Oleg Sentsov. In May 2014 he was arrested by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) because he spoke out against the annexation of Crimea by Russia. The trial against Sentsov, who is detained in Moscow, has... more


The Human Rights Film Network (HRFN) supports the 2nd edition of the handbook Setting Up a Human Rights Film Festival.Coordinated by the team of the One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague (Czech Republic) this handbook functions as a practical guide to support enthusiastic,... more


Are you interested in screening films on human rights in your country in the Middle East or Northern Africa? Want to learn how to develop your human rights film festival and gain inspiration for selecting films and organising debates?HRFN members Movies that Matter and Karama Human Rights Film... more


The Human Rights Film Festival of Naples, member of the Human Rights Film Network has opened its call for the film competition “Mediterranean Fights and Rights”. This competition  programme will be presented during the Special Mediterranean Edition 2014 –  which will take place in Naples from 20... more