Human Rights Film Forum

Film and art have the power to inspire and encourage, to shake up, to point out grievances and to denounce injustice.


The Human Rights Film Forum sees itself as a hub for transdisciplinary exchange. As an international meeting place for filmmakers, storytellers and artists from adjacent disciplines who want to work on groundbreaking creative formats and projects in the field of documentary film and new media on fundamental and human rights. Within the seven-day programme, we will work on various approaches and projects together, collaborations are to be developed and best practice examples are to be presented. As an international platform, the forum offers a place for networking between cultural and film professionals as well as activists and representatives of civil society organisations. 

International actors will spend seven days at conferences, labs and workshops and deal with the question of how storytelling can develop convincing formats on several different of topics that inspire and mobilize people. These topics will be:

Further information on the individual formats can be found by clicking on the links above. 

The Human Rights Film Forum 2020 will take place in partnership with a number of organisations. At this point we would like to thank DocSociety, ExposureLabs, Centre for Fundamental Rights - Hertie School of Governance, Interactive Media Foundation, and the Art Works Project. For questions or further information about the Human Rights Film Forum 2020 please contact

Accreditation for the Human Rights Film Forum is available from July 2020 for filmmakers, scientists, experts, NGO employees, activists, students, cultural workers and journalists.


20. JULY 2020