Respect Belfast Human Rights Film Festival will take place between the 2nd and 10th of August, 2018. 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.

Best Short film (Short drama's or documentary's no longer than 15 minutes)

Best Documentary Feature

Best Drama Feature

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

Overall Rating
  • We couldn’t make it to the festival but we were so proud to be part of this beautifull program.
    It is really important that those event exist, inspiring and connecting people, to make our world a better place.
    Thanks to all the team !

    August 2018
  • Sol Martínez

    It was a wonderful experience. The organization and communication with the organizers was excellent. I am very happy to have participated with the short film Two for One. I hope to visit them next year !!!

    August 2018
  • jimmy olsson

    wasnt there sadly but I felt proud when you chose my film 2nd class to be a part of the festival =)

    August 2018
  • Nina Oppliger

    Ciara, Ryan, Sean and the whole festival team made our stay in Belfast a great experience. The festival offered a varied selection of very interesting films. Although it is still very young and can grow further it is already now a nice opportunity to screen and watch movies and also for networking. Belfast has an interesting history and is definitely the right place to develop a human rights film festival. Thank you so much for screening our short documentary «Being Okey» and of course for the award we could take home!

    August 2018
  • Jesse Heffring

    A young, ambitious festival with an important mandate to showcase powerful films about themes and subjects that ask deep questions of the audience. Great, hard working staff. It was an unfogetable experience with the fantastic city of Belfast as its backdrop.

    August 2018