2022 News From the Field

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A Selection of Upcoming Human Rights Film Festivals

Festival de Cine MÁS (Nicaragua)
1 August – 30 September
Festival de Cine MÁS was founded as a response to the non-existence of a human rights discourse in schools, colleges, universities and public spaces in the country, and focuses on the strengthening of critical thinking among young people.

Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival (Palestine)
11 – 17 August
A festival of feature films, documentaries and shorts which focus on human rights issues in Palestine.

Festival Internacional de Cine de los Derechos Humanos “El séptimo ojo es tuyo” (Bolivia)
29 August – 4 September
The selected films highlight issues of memory and hope.

Moorehouse College Human Rights Film Festival (USA)
20 – 24 September
Promoting understanding and appreciation for world cultures, artistic and creative expression, and a commitment to global issues and social justice, this event takes place on the campus of what is known as an HBCU in the United States – an Historically Black College or University.

Taiwan International Queer Film Festival 
26 September – 12 October
Celebrating waves of democratic movements in both the political and cultural arenas, including the fight for gay rights, the Taiwan International Queer Film Festival gathers the strengths of diverse LGBT groups in Taiwan to enhance bonds with the government, the broader population, and the world. 

Human Rights Film Festival Berlin (Germany)
13 – 23 October
This year’s Festival will be looking at the people who are going beyond red lines and risking so much to bring about change.

Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (Hungary)
8 – 16 November
The Festival aims to promote open society, democratic values, rule-of-law, freedom of expression, political and cultural pluralism, and to expose abuse and global human rights violations through creative, quality documentaries.  

Karama Human Rights Film Festival (Jordan)
3 – 13 December (submission deadline: 13 August)
Karama Human Rights Film Festival focuses on promoting dialogue and debate, building capacity, and launching high-impact programs to address topics concerning human rights issues in the Middle East, the North African region, and beyond, through films, visual arts, music, seminars, forums, and art exhibitions.

Cine Tour Anw Be Taa/Cinema Tour Rights for All (Mali)
15 December – 15 January
The first edition of this Malian human rights film festival will take place in refugee camps in Bamako, and in public spaces in the cities of Mopti and Timbuktu. It will screen the works of fifteen filmmakers from Mali and neighboring countries – all of them under 40, and 50 per cent of whom are women.

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