The Human Rights Film Network joins the Nyrabia family and the international community calling for the immediate release of our friend and colleague Orwa Nyrabia. Syrian filmmaker, producer and filmfestival director Orwa Nyrabia was arrested in Damascus International Airport while traveling to... more


On the second day of the Side by Side LGBT Film Festival in Novosibirsk organizers and audience came under serious threat from a homophobic mob of aggressive youths. As a result the organizers decided to cancel the rest of the festival. Organizers of the festival complained multiple times to the... more


From 28 – 30 May, 2012, representatives of 11 European human rights film festivals met at the seminar “Human Rights in Film” in Vilnius (Lithuania). During three days the members of the Human Rights Film Network shared different experiences of using films in education and awareness raising,... more


Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen is serving a six-year prison sentence in China for "subversion of state power" because he dared to speak out about the human rights situation in Tibet through his filmmaking.China has detained hundreds of Tibetans for peacefully exercising their human... more


Verzio 9 Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary, invites filmmakers to submit human rights related documentary films. Verzio is the only human rights documentary film festival in Hungary. It uses the powerful medium of film to promote the ideas of open society, democracy, rule... more


At the Cinema for Peace Gala in Berlin the International Human Rights Film Award has been presented to Aung San Suu Kyi, portrayed in Luc Besson's film The Lady. In a video message, Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi kindly accepted the award. The International Human... more


The feature and short films inscriptions for the 10th San Sebastián Human Rights Film Festival are now open. The festival kindly invites filmmakers to submit their films. The deadline for submission is February 15th.

Participating feature films will compete for the Audience Award to the... more


The Human Rights Film Network is honoured to welcome the Papua New Guinea Human Rights Film Festival (PNG-HRFF) as a new member. This important decision was taken, because the festival in Port Moresby is making an invaluable contribution towards promoting respect, protection and fulfillment of... more


The organisers of the Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina have the pleasure to announce the awarded films during the 6th edition of their festival, held at the end of 2011."Because of its excellent cinematography, metaphorical layers, criticism of the hollow growth... more


Workers in Iran’s film industry have been facing growing repression in recent months.  Several are detained or face imprisonment for their peaceful activities related to their work. Please join Amnesty International and other human rights groups in their campaigns to immediately and... more