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


The Human Rights Film Network is shocked that the Malaysian government has charged our colleague Lena Hendry for being involved in the screening of a documentary "No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka".

Lena Hendry was charged for an offence under the Film Censorship Act... more


The Human Rights Film Network expresses its concern about the fate of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov.According to the information currently available, he is one of the four Ukrainian citizens held in Moscow’s Lefortovo pre-trial detention centre accused of terrorist acts.His lawyer reported... more


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