Founded in 1961, Amnesty International is an independent NGO that works for the defense of human rights all over the world. Through our field researches, conscious raising campaigns, petitions and letters, and public human rights advocacy, we work for a world in which every human being is entitled to the rights stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in other international texts. Accordingly, our campaigns focus on themes such as the liberty of expression, women’s rights, children’s rights, refugees and migrant’s rights, discriminations, impunity, the death penalty amongst others.

Cinema has always been and will always be a way in which human rights violations can be exposed and denounced. For that, Amnesty International France is pleased to announce the opening of submissions f edition of its annual cinema festival “Au Cinéma pour les droits humains” (To Cinema for Human Rights), which will take place in March 2019. The festival takes place each year in different cities of the south of France and with last year’s edition having had more than 3800 members at the audience. Therefore, we are searching for different entries for our festival. We are searching for films that touch on one or several human rights issues that are connected to any of our campaigns, such as the liberty of expression, women’s rights, impunity, and discriminations amongst other things.

If you feel that your film speaks of one or several major human rights issues, and you wish to submit it for selection, then please do send us a link this address in order to review it: Also, please make sure that the film contains FRENCH SUBTITLES OR IS IN FRENCH LANGAGE. Once our selection committee has a decision, then we will notify you as soon as possible

People's award is given at the end of the festival


Overall Rating
  • Saeed Beheshti

    Was a good experience, keep on guys 👌

    April 2023
  • Susanna La Polla De Giovanni

    We were really honoured our little film was included in the programme of this beautiful festival and truly amazed that it won the audience award. Thank you again for all the care you put into the organization of this precious humanitarian festival.

    August 2021
  • Très heureux que mon court métrage Ales ait été en sélection officielle du Festival. Merci à toute l'équipe et bravo pour cette belle initiative de diffusion du cinéma.

    March 2019
  • Fabienne Facco

    Je suis très fière que mon film ait été sélectionné par Amnesty International. Il a été montré dans les associations et les écoles. Merci aux organisateurs et aux bénévoles.

    April 2018
  • Ash Sumpter

    Proud to have my short film "The Trees Will Remember" screened at this film festival and won Public Award for Best Short Film. I couldn't be there in person, but I admire huge amount of screenings at different places and even at schools. Communication was fine, all my questions were always answered. Good luck with upcoming season !

    April 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank You very much Ash !