What does it mean to care? It means you’re fired up. It means you’re angry. But most importantly, it means you care. To care means you won’t stand by while human rights abuses continue locally and around the globe. You want to learn more. You want to do something.

You can do something. JAYU's HRFF+ is a festival of social justice focused art, film, and more. We're looking for films that inspire people to create a better future for everyone long after they leave the theatre.

JAYU's 13th annual Human Rights Film Festival will take place in Toronto, Canada from December 5th-10th during International Human Rights day.

Please note that we also run year round screenings that we might contact you earlier for instead of the festival.

Please email john@jayu.ca if you would like to be considered exclusively for the festival screenings.

Everyone who submits does so under the understanding that:

1. They are expected to provide English captions or allow JAYU Festival Inc to add English captions to your film.

2. You will be open to either virtual or in-person screenings.

Submissions that have premiered over TWO years ago prior to the festival WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

All are screenings will be presented with open captions.

Overall Rating
  • What an outstanding festival! Excellent communication from John and some really great films on show. Very honored to have one of my short films showing!
    I wish I could have been at the event, maybe next year, budget permitting!
    Keep up the fight raising awareness about social issues and human rights through the medium of film and art!

    January 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the kind words and I also hope we get to meet in person soon as well.

  • Magic Team

    An incredible event. We were honored to be a part with Over the Wall!

    December 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the kind words.