Naples Human Rights Film Festival


Years running: 15 (since 2008)

Naples Human Rights Film Festival

International Human Rights Film Festival.


Starting from a modern and current version of individual rights, from the several cases of obstruction, limitation of their respect and their claim, Naples Human Rights Film Festival wants to give voice and prominence to works that take inspiration from the struggles for freedom and democracy existing all over the world and resistance against the abuses of states and lobbies on behalf of the dignity and equality of humankind, in respect for the memory and identity of each person, so that you can hear the voices of discrimination, victims and those who are deprived of their liberty and minimum living conditions to be defined human.

The Festival also aims to address all those movies dedicated to issues of global and local problems, social, cultural, economic and environmental, which, in special form, try to describe fragments of the contemporary world in order to promote knowledge and information, essential tools for the education of a critical consciousness especially among the younger generations.


The film competition of the 6th International Film Festival of Human Rights of Naples is divided into two sections:

  • HUMAN RIGHTS DOC open to documentaries, more than 30 minutes long, focused on research, analysis, and understanding of the phenomena of social situations tied to the theme of Human Rights in all their possible variations all over the world;
  • HUMAN RIGHTS SHORT open to short films of less than 30 minutes, with no distinction between fiction, documentary and animation, capable of dealing with form and language features, topics and issues related to the sphere of human rights, as an individual and as part of a community, according to the thematic lines mentioned above.


  • Human Rights Doc: 500 euro prize and participation, even out of competition, at one of the festivals connected to the Human Rights Film Festival of Naples.

  • Human Rights Short: 500 euro prize and participation, even out of competition, at one of the festivals connected to the Human Rights Film Festival of Naples

  • Special Mention Arrigoni-Mer Khamis: Dissemination of the Film among the festivals connected to the Human Rights Film Festival of Naples


The works of authors / authors regularly delivered WITHIN AND NOT OVER 10 august 2021 will be admitted to the three sections of the competition, produced starting from 1 November 2019

As works will be uploaded to the FILMFREEWAY platform authors will also supply:

  • full-length film with subtitles in Italian or English;
  • declaration / disclaimer downloaded from the website and duly signed;
  • trailer of the work (of a maximum duration of 1 min.);
  • complete technical file, synopsis, with guide notes and appropriate information documentation;
  • curriculum and filmography of the author/s;
  • a photo of the author/s and two photos of the work, in high resolution jpg or png format;
  • regulation of the competition notice signed by the author for acceptance;
  • secure references for the postal, e-mail and telephone contacts of the author/s and/or the person in charge of the application.

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: Italian or English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    June 19, 2021
  • Deadline
    August 10, 2021
  • Notifications
    October 05, 2021
  • Event Dates
    10 — 20 November 2021
Categories & Fees

Films up to 52 minutes.

  • Deadline — $10

Films for audience of 0-14 years old.

  • Deadline — $10

Films up to 52 minutes.

  • Deadline — $10
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