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
  • L B

    Unfortunately, I couldn't attend. Communication was very good though and so was program. Worth submitting!

    September 2018
  • Communication was friendly and fast, but even though our film was selected, they completely forgot to write the name of one of the 2 directors in the programme and on the website (it is very clearly visible in the project's description on filmfreeway). Even though we informed them immediately one hour after the programme was published about the mistake and they said they're gonna change it, nothig happened and the mistake got published in social media as well. So we were missing a bit of respect for the filmmaker's work and passion by the Respect Film Festival. Which was very sad, cause we were planning to travel there. The lack of respect changed our plan. Why shall my colleague join me, when he isn't officially part of the festival? And why shall I go there and get roses alone for the 50/50 work of my colleague and me? Doesn't feel right.
    Mistakes happen to everyone. The question is, if and how you correct them after you become aware of them.

    August 2018
  • 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