The International Film and Human Rights Festival of Valencia – HUMANS FEST is organized by Funadación por la Justicia, in collaboration with different NGOs from Valencia. The main aim is to sensitize and raise awareness about Humans Rights through art and culture.

The purpose of the Festival is to promote a kind of cinema that shakes hearts and minds of society. For this reason we bet on a selection of documentaries, offering a rough and first handed looks at different themes treated: LGBTI rights, the right to access to education, immigration amongst others.

The Festival will celebrate its 11th edition in February 2020.

Best Feature - 3000€
Best Short Film about corruption - 1000€
Best Valencian Short Film - 750€
Award One minute one Right - 400€


The new edition of the Film and Human Rights Festival of Valencia, Humans Fest, will be held from 21st February to 1st March 2020.
For the first time, fiction films will be accepted in the official feature film competition. This will also be the first edition featuring an official section for Valencian short films: the Humans VLC section.


1. a) Only films with a theme related to the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights may participate.

b) In the Official Section of Short Films, only productions whose theme is corruption on its different variations may participate.

2. All productions must be realized after 1st January 2018.

3. Works must be subtitled into English, Spanish and Catalan.

4. Open call for the following sections.
– International Full-Length Films Competition
– International Short Films Competition
– Valencian Short Films, Humans VLC
– Un minuto, Un derecho (A minute, a right)
The Humans Fest organization will decide the selection committees and the juries for each one of the sections.
In the case of the section ‘Un minuto, un derecho’, the verdict shall be decided by popular election.

5. Works in progress are accepted.

6. Submissions will be possible through the following online platform FilmFreeway

7. International Full-Length Films Competition section
a) Full-Length films must have a minimal duration of 70 minutes.
b) The film must have not been published in Valencia.
c) An independent jury will decide the First Prize valued on 3,000 €
d) EDAV, the scriptwriter' association, will decide the prize for the best script, without financial endowment.
e) The registration cost is 15€.

8. International Short Films Competition section
a) Short films must have a maximum duration of 30 minutes, dealing with the theme of corruption in any of its variations.
b) An independent jury will decide the First Prize valued on 1,000 €.
c) The registration cost is 15€.

9. Valencian Short Films section
a) Participating short films must have been produced in the Valencian Community on a 30% at least.
b) Short films must have a maximum duration of 30 minutes.
c) An independent jury will decide the First Prize valued on 750 €.
d) Free registration. If that’s what they want and they meet the requirements, producers may simultaneously register their works both in the international section and in the Valencian short film section. In case of selection, their project will only be screened in one of the sections.

10. Un minuto, un derecho (A minute, a right)
a) Short films made in educational centers located in the Valencian Community may participate.
b) The maximum duration will be 1 hour and 20 seconds, including film credits.
c) The prize will be chosen by the audience through online vote.
d) Free registration.

11. Selected works
a) Selected films may not be withdrawn by their producers.
b) Producers/distributors must send a copy in DCP, BluRay or High Resolution to the festival headquarters. They must include a dossier of the work, three images of the film and a biofilmography of the director.

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c) The festival is not responsible for any shipping costs of the films.
d) Works may be screened in special sessions of the festival with the prior consent of the authors.

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Overall Rating
  • Yaron ben-haim

    Beautiful festival. Wonderful crew, perfect location and organisation.

    February 2019