THE OPPOSITION

Opening Night: the opposition

Australian director Hollie Fifer follows the struggle of 3,000 residents of the Paga Hill community in Papua New Guinea, who watched helplessly as police bulldozed their homes to make way for a luxury resort.

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Film | Highlight

Closing Night: Quest

Critics favorite at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, this high profile American documentary provides a stunning illumination into race, class and community.

Film | Highlight

Hear My Eyes: Fire at Sea

Academy Award nominee and winner of the Berlinale’s prestigious Golden Bear, Fire at Sea is a poetic and haunting portrait of Lampedusa.

Film | Australian Shorts

Australian Shorts

Sophisticated, sensitive and surprising. Cinematic gems from Australia’s finest short-filmmakers.

Film | CineSeeds

CINESEEDS: Zach’s Ceremony

“I’m not black. I’m not white. I’m sort of in the middle.” Zach Doomadgee is an Indigenous Australian teenager in Sydney torn between two worlds.

Film | Drama

Dheepan

Winner of the top prize at Cannes Film Festival 2015, Dheepan is the latest critically acclaimed work from French filmmaker Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust and Bone).

Film | Profile

Constance on the Edge

Constance is a strong Acholi woman who was one of the first refugees from South Sudan to settle in Wagga Wagga with her family in 2005.

Film | Profile

The Freedom to Marry

June 26, 2015, former US President Barack Obama declared, “Our nation was founded on a bedrock principle that we are all created equal”.

Special Event | HRAFF Gala

2017 HRAFF GALA

Join us at our annual HRAFF Gala Film Screening and Cocktail party at the prestigious St Kilda Town Hall.

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2017 FESTIVAL TRAILER

Check out our 10th Anniversary Festival trailer! Featuring high quality, award-winning human rights documentaries and narratives from Australia and around the world.

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A MESSAGE FROM HON DANIEL ANDREWS MP

"I congratulate the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival on its 10th Anniversary and acknowledge its important contribution to Victoria’s cultural and social landscape."

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