Ad Hoc: Inconvenient Films


Years running: 16 (since 2007)

Ad Hoc: Inconvenient Films

International Human Rights Film Festival.


Documentary films and films from the fringes of this genre, pertaining to broadly conceived human rights issues, may be submitted to the Festival. There are no limitations to country of production.

The Festival selects films for one international competition and a number of thematic non-competitive sections, retrospectives and special screenings. Films are selected by Festival’s selection committee. When selecting films, the committee concentrates equally on both artistic quality and human rights content.


  • Best Film Award for First or Second Feature and Mid-Length Documentaries — €1000
  • Two Special Mentions
  • Audience Choice Award


  • International competition for first or second feature and mid-length documentaries, that have not been publicly screened in Lithuania before the festival dates.
  • Eligible movies must be produced in previous or the current year (i.e., to be eligible for the 2017 competition, a movie must be produced in 2016 or 2017).
  • Submissions are to be made via Festhome.

Festival organisers shall bear the costs of shipment of screening materials from abroad. Festival’s
official currier is used (the currier will be indicated with the film’s invitation to Festival screenings).

The festival organizers invite one person of each selected film to participate in the festival, covering his or her travel expenses, accommodation (2 nights in Vilnius during the festival) and subsistence. 

Selection Media Type: DVD, Интернет

Screening Media Type: DVD, Blu-Ray, DCP (preferred)

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.




Official Website



Inconvenient Films
Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights
Raugyklos g. 15 – 201
Vilnius LT-01140, Lithuania

Tel.: +370 5 262 88 58
Fax: +370 5 262 89 60



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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    March 20, 2020
  • Deadline
    July 14, 2020
  • Event Dates
    7 — 18 October 2020
Categories & Fees

First or second feature and mid-length (minimum length 53 minutes) documentary films.

  • Deadline — free

Feature and mid-length (minimum length 53 minutes) documentary films. We are always looking for recent documentaries on sex equality, environment, child rights, women rights, LGBT rights etc. as well as other actual human right topics.

  • Deadline — free

A non-competitive section showcasing festival favorites of the past two years.

  • Deadline — free
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