Respect Belfast Human Rights Film Festival will take place between the 3rd and 8th of March, 2017. The festival will screen a range of films/documentaries that promote a wider understanding of Human Rights subjects, such as, Immigration, Asylum, Women’s Rights, War & Conflict, Mental Health, LGBT Rights, Workers Rights, Environmental Concerns, Healthcare, Austerity & Disability Issues.

As part of our programme, we also aim to deliver a series of films, events and panel discussions exploring the wider cultural, human and socio-political implications of conflict and the countless ways these have been presented through film, both historically and in contemporary cinema.

This will combine a range of short fiction and documentary films as part of our ‘short film’ competition with a wider range of classic and contemporary feature-length films that offer a more discursive look at many of the human rights issues at hand.

Awards & Prizes

Best Short film (Short drama's or documentary's no longer than 25 minutes)

Best Documentary Feature

Best Drama Feature

Rules & Terms

Film's must be dedicated to human rights issues or offer advocacy for those affected by social or political injustice.

11 Reviews

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    Sean Lovell

    A great festival with a good atmosphere and friendly, helpful hosts. Excellent selection of films and good opportunities to meet other filmmakers with similar ideas!

    April 2017
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    Alessandro Nunziata

    Bellissimo festival il cui significato si eleva grazie al contesto in cui è immerso!

    March 2017
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    Canan Dönmez

    Thank you so much Respect BHRF Festival!

    March 2017
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    Javad Daraei

    I loved the atmosphere with all the people and could network very well.. It was well organized and an amazing experience for a young filmmaker like me.

    March 2017
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    Sam van Zoest

    Good communication and marketing. Friendly staff.

    March 2017