On 5 June 2014 Dhondup Wangchen was released from a Chinese prison, after serving six-years as a political prisoner. Dhondup was sentenced for making “Leaving Fear Behind”, a film about the situation in Tibet including interviews with ordinary Tibetans in Tibet speaking about their thoughts,... more
Over a dozen human right defenders and video activists from the Western Sahara are participating in a video workshop offered by trainers from Witness and other organizations ahead of the 11th edition of the Western Sahara International Film Festival (FiSahara), which takes place April 29-May 4... more
Has your documentary had a positive social or environmental impact? The Impact Award is an annual prize honouring the best in documentary filmmaking for social change. With € 50,000 in awards to the documentary films that have made the greatest social or environmental impact, acknowledging and... more
With the European Parliament Elections ahead, Doc Next Network is calling on media makers, social activists and critical thinkers to share your views on ‘Europe’, in the form of audiovisual media works. You are invited to challenge prevailing notions of democracy and representation, to reflect... more
“Work” is the main theme of the 16th annual of the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, which will be held from 3rd to 12th March in Prague and then in 33 other cities in the Czech Republic.One World is trying to draw attention to the fact that after several years of... more
The 9th Summer School in Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy will run at the Huston School of Film & Digital Media in Galway, Ireland, from 26th June to 5th July 2014.This Summer School programme has for the last 8 years attracted young talented filmmakers and professionals from across the... more
The Human Rights Film Network is pleased to announce that four film festivals from different parts of the world have been welcomed as new members to the network.This was decided during the annual meeting in Amsterdam at the end of November. The Norwegian festival Human Rights Human Wrongs, the... more
The Human Rights Film Network is pleased to announce that it has provided two Festival Cooperation Grants, to strengthen joint programs of member festivals.One grant will be provided to the project One World Echoes at this human world 2013. One World Echoes is an international tour celebrating... more
Karama Human Rights Film Festival, organized by Ma3mal 612 Think Factory, presents its 4th edition. From 5-10 December 2013 the festival is held in Amman, Jordan.
From 14-19 December 2013, Karama festival is held in Palestine for the first time, in partnership with Ashtar for Production... more
Are you planning to organise a human rights film festival or film screening event in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe or the Middle East? Are you looking for funding? Apply!
Movies that Matter offers advice and modest financial assistance to initiate human rights film festivals... more