This call addresses to the audio-visual works aiming to narrate the worldwide fights for freedom and democracy and the resistances against the States and lobbies exploitation, in the name of the dignity and the humankind equity, in the respect of memory and the individual identity, in order to give voice to the discriminated, the victims, and those deprived of rights living in inhuman conditions.

The two official section winner (“Human Rights Doc" e “Human Rights Short”) will be awarded with the participation to one of the European festival “Human Rights Film Network” to promote the diffusion of the work in the qualified context of the Human Rights Film Network.
For each film, the association “Cinema e Diritti” offers a contribution for one-person ticket (no more than 600 €).

Finally, to the films winning Special Mention Arrigoni-Mer Khamis and the Youth Mention, will be offered the diffusion and circulation in the network of the Human Rights Film Network and the network of “Caffè Sospeso”, upon presentation by the authors of a suitable copies with English subtitles.

The film competition of the VIII International Film Festival of Human Rights of Naples is divided into two sections:

A) HUMAN RIGHTS DOC opened to documentaries, longer than 30 minutes;

B) HUMAN RIGHTS SHORT opened to films shorter than 30 minutes, with no distinction between fiction, documentary and animation.

The submission is free, all shipping costs shall be borne by the sender / participants. To access the application, you should explicitly agree to this Regulation, fill out and submit the registration form attached (or downloaded from the website, send the application completed to the email address together with the material requested.

The same application form, printed and signed, must be mailed or delivered by hand, at the address specified below, together with the following material:

a) The VIMEO link or the copy sent by WeTransfer in Italian or with Italian or english subtitles.
b) A Trailer (lasting up to 2 min)
c) full specification, synopsis, director’s notes with relevant documentation and information;
d) CV and filmography of the author;
e) A high-resolution photo of the author and two of the work, in jpg or png;
f) The written declaration of acceptance of the rules of the competition notice signed by the author;
g) The written declaration signed by the author stating that all the formalities relating to the rights of ownership of the work have been completed and the author can dispose of it;
h) Any reference to effective postal contacts, e-mail and telephone of the author and / or the person responsible for the application.

The material must be addressed to:

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