Human Rights Film Festival


Years running: 19 (since 2003)

Human Rights Film Festival

International Human Rights Film Festival.


The Festival of Human Rights Film is an initiative that is part of the San Sebastian, Space for the Culture of Peace project. The aim is to promote greater awareness, as well as encourage debate and provide greater information to citizens about human rights, by promoting, through the cinema and other cultural and artistic expressions, the values of solidarity, respect for life, peace, freedom and social justice, among other things. 

The films presented dealt with as many as 25 different themes linked to human rights. Among them are issues such as Chechnya, forced evictions, sub-primes, the crisis, trans-sexuality, historical memory and national reconciliation, Indian women and their fight for their rights. These topics were the focus of many debates and discussions and Q&A’s after the screenings.


  • Audience Award to the Best Feature Film
  • Youth Jury Prize for the Best Short Film: €3 000 (taxes included)


  • Have been made after 1 January 2019,
  • Be on the subject of human rights.
  • Submissions can only be made through Movibeta (features) or Short Film Depot (shorts).

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



San Sebastian

Official Website



Donostia Kultura
Victoria Eugenia Antzokia
Reina Regente 8, 4ª
20003 Donostia-San Sebastián

Phone: (34) 943 48 11 57


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    November 11, 2020
  • Deadline
    January 11, 2021
  • Event Dates
    23 — 30 April 2021
Categories & Fees

Under 30 minutes runtime.

  • Deadline — free

Film length should be over 30 minutes

  • Deadline — free
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