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International Human Rights Film Festival.

About

Films pertaining to broadly conceived human rights issues may be submitted to the festival.
The festival presents mainly documentary films and films from the fringes of this genre. Other film genres (feature, animated, educational etc.) may be presented only outside of the competition section of the festival repertoire. There are no limitations as to year or country of production or running time of the films presented out of competition.

Selection Criteria:
Artistic value as well as presentation of subject matter related to human rights shall be decisive in the film’s selection for screening. The same criteria apply to selection of 'out of competition' films.

Awards

  • The Marek Nowicki Prize,
  • The documentary film competition for the WATCH DOCS Award,
  • The Audience Award.

Rules

  • Films pertaining to broadly conceived human rights issues may be submitted to the festival. 
  • The festival presents mainly documentary films and films from the fringes of this genre. Other film genres may be presented only outside of the competition section of the festival repertoire.
  • In the competition section of the festival, only documentary films produced after 1st of January 2016 will be screened.
  • Films previously screened as part of the festival shall not be accepted for the competition  section.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form
  • Send DVD with submitted film by mail or download file via Internet

Selection Media Type: DVD, online

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Documents

Place

Poland
Warsaw

Official website

watchdocs.pl

Contacts

Address:

WATCH DOCS. HUMAN RIGHTS IN FILM IFF
Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights
11 Zgoda St.
00 – 018 Warsaw, Poland

Phone:
+48 22 556 44 73,
+48 22 556 44 40
(Helsinki Foundation
for Human Rights'
office)

Email: festival@watchdocs.pl

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  • Earlybird Deadline
    August 01, 2017
  • Event dates
    8 — 14 December 2017
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