Human Rights Nights Film Festival is an international festival dedicated to human rights cinema and presents filmmakers who use their cameras for resistance in an unjust world.
The Festival has started and developed in a spirit of collaboration and community. Born in 2001 as a cinematographic retrospective on human rights, and promoted by the Cineteca di Bologna (Bologna Film Archive) and CCSDD (Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development - Johns Hopkins University / Faculty of Law), during the years the Festival has grown in size, objectives and prestige. At present the festival is expanding and reaching out to a wider community, including public institutions, universities, foundations, private sponsors, NGOs and trade unions. Last year, the festival recorded an audience attendance of more than 4000 visitors, over 10 days, and received growing attention from the media, with coverage in the major newspapers and magazines (e.g. Repubblica, Unità, Domani, e Ciak, Internazionale, Venerdì Repubblica, Donna, etc.), public (Rai 3) and satellite television (Rai News 24).
Human Rights Nights is an opportunity to hear marginalised voices and view alternative representations through cinematographic narratives of the world, which together demonstrate and express the complexity of the question of human rights.
The films, coming from all over the world, are selected for their ability to document reality - in particular the violations of human rights - with investigative scruple, courage and independence of judgement. The films presented are works able to tear away the veil of indifference that often hide human rights abuses from the world. The festival recognizes the courage, vision and integrity of individuals and groups who often put themselves at risk to document the injustice and the suffering of others.
The festival hosts an international competition of feature and short films, out of competition screenings, homages and retrospectives, and various associated events, for a wider artistic expression on the theme of human rights.
**THERE IS NO FEE TO SUBMIT TO THIS FESTIVAL**
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