In 2013, several new film festivals dedicated to the promotion and support of human rights films are staged. Through its Support Programme, the Movies that Matter Foundation supported some of these, including festivals in Burma and in the occupied Palestinian territories.
In this year... more
Since 2006, the UNHCR Refugee Film Festival (RFF) organized by UNHCR Representation in Japan has been receiving support and understanding concerning its impact to the Japanese society in its aim to increase awareness regarding the refugee issues around the world. Last year, the 7th UNHCR... more
The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival announces the full program of films, arts and forums for 2013! This year’s action-packed fortnight starts off on May 9th in Melbourne, Australia before touring across the country to Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and Alice Springs. The collection of... 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
The International Film festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva is delighted to welcome Ai Weiwei as a member of its jury; denied a passport, he will participate in the festival from a distance. As an international symbol of art reduced to silence, this Chinese activist, blogger and visual... more
The Human Rights Film Network is honoured to welcome three new members from different parts of the world to the network.These festivals are the Karama Human Rights Film Festival in Jordan, the Freedom Film Festival in Malaysia and the International Human Rights Film Festival in Guatemala. This... more
On November 19 and 20, delegates of several HRFN member festivals came together in the Netherlands at the network's annual meeting. In addition, the HRFN organised a successful network brunch for festival organisers, filmmakers and other film professionals.The HRFN held its annual meeting... more
Iranian filmmaker and activist Jafar Panahi has been awarded this weekend with the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Panahi was praised for his opposition against the Iranian regime through his humanist films on life in Iran.Panahi shares the prize with Nasrin Sotoudeh, an Iranian lawyer... more
Movies that Matter is proud to announce that the next ESoDoc training session will be held in The Hague during the Movies that Matter Festival in March 2013.EsoDoc - European Social Documentary- offers trainings for filmmakers, new media professionals and NGO film practitioners who want to... more
The Human Rights Film Network is pleased to announce that Syrian filmmaker, producer and filmfestival director Orwa Nyrabia has been released.Nyrabia had been arrested on August 23 at Damascus International Airport by Syrian authorities and was held underground for weeks. The reasons for his... more