Respect Belfast Human Rights Film Festival will take place between the 4th and 7th of October, 2019. 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 18 minutes)

Best Short Documentary

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
  • Stephanie Willis

    I unfortunately wasn't able to attend the festival. I had little interaction with the festival except to send my materials to them. Things felt a bit rushed and more communication would have been helpful.

    January 2020
  • Benjamin Harris

    Amazing level of professionalism from the entire team at Respect. We were not able to attend but extremely grateful for the selection. Looking forward to working with them in the future.

    October 2019
  • Joseff Morgan

    Great festival with an important message

    October 2019
  • I wasn't able to attend in person, because I live in the US, but the communication was very good, and the festival included a solid selection of human rights films from various parts of the world. The printed program for the festival was very well done, and it appeared as if the screenings were well organized and planned. I highly recommend this festival if your film is focused on human rights. It's also a very good value for the relatively modest submission fee.

    October 2019
  • Definitely a Human Right Film Festival with a lot of potential. Had a great time and was impressed by Belfast and the story Sean, the festival Director, told me about the history, and even the present situation in Belfast and his own point of view. The festival felt a bit like 'starting' but it was humble and I felt welcome. I think it has the potential to grow to a big, important professional Human Right Film Festival.

    October 2019