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
The Movies that Matter Festival in The Hague is launching its first Good Pitch². The Good Pitch² brings together filmmakers with leading broadcasters, NGO’s, foundations, philanthropists, brands and media to expand the resources aimed at maximizing the impact of documentaries on human rights and... more
Mahnaz Mohammadi, an Iranian filmmaker and women’s rights activist, was arrested on Sunday, June 26 by Islamic Republic security forces. The Kaleme opposition website reports that Mohammadi was arrested with no formal charges laid against her.Mohammadi was previously arrested in August of 2009,... more
Local authorities of the Siberian city Tomsk have failed to prohibit the Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival from taking place. Addressing the rights and social position of lesbian, gay and transgendered Russians, the festival is continuing its 2011 regional tour through Russia's... more
The Movies that Matter Festival 2011 was a good success. A record of 17.500 persons attended the screenings and debates between 24 and 30 March 2011. The festival presented over 200 film screenings and approximately 70 films (including 30 premieres) and dozens of daily debates, talk shows,... more
The 13th edition of One World in Prague was a huge succes.
The Grand Jury needed a marathon final session to decide who the winners were, but we are happy to announce that “108 (Cuchill de Palo)” by Renate Costa won the Best Film Award, while “The Green Wave” by Ali Samadi Ahadi won the... more
On 12 April 2011, the Yaoundé prefecture issued a suspension of a public eventautorisation, thereby calling off this first edition of the International Human Rights Film Festival in Yaoundé.The opening ceremony of the Festival was cancelled in the presence of its audience, guests and... more
The winner of the International Human Rights Film Award at Cinema for Peace is Father Marco Arana Zegarra, portrayed in the film The Devil Operation, by Stephanie Boyd.
Like every year, programmers of the Human Rights Film Network formed the jury for this award, which honours a human... more
As every year, Human Rights Film Network members will meet for annual meeting in Amsterdam in November, during IDFA. More than 20 festivals across the world have already confirmed their presence. The meeting will enhance coordination aspects of the Network, discuss organisational issues and... more