HRAFF Audience Awards

HRAFF Film Awards recognise exceptional films that connect audiences to human rights stories – and you can be a judge! If you see a film that moves and challenges you, give them the accolade they deserve by voting for the HRAFF Audience Award and Australian Short Audience Award.

Vote on the website: Click here to rate the sessions you've attended. You can give each film a rating out of five stars but you must be logged into your account in order to vote.

Vote on the HRAFF app: Download the HRAFF 2017 app and log into your account. Search for the film you’d like to vote for and hit ‘Rate this session.’ You can give it a rating out of five stars.

Vote at ACMI: You can cast your vote after any feature length or Australian short film by heading to the HRAFF information desk at ACMI. 

*If you would like assistance voting, please contact the HRAFF office on or 03 9629 9944.

Impact Award for Best Feature Length Film Jury

Stuart Richardson teaches at RMIT and is a research associate at the University of Melbourne. He has previously worked with the Melbourne Queer Film Festival.


Jonathan Holloway is Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Arts Festival.

Brodie Lancaster is a writer, editor, DJ, podcaster and author.



Amiel Courtin-Wilson has directed six feature films, including the critically acclaimed Hail, Bastardy and Ruin. 

Nicolette Freeman is Head of the VCA School of Film and Television. She is also a cinematographer, documentary director and producer.


Nikki Lam is a visual artist and independent curator. She is the co-founder of art collective Anonymous Migrant, Artistic Director of Channels and visual arts editor of Peril Magazine.

Best International Short Jury

Claire Mallinson has been Amnesty International Australia’s director since 2007.

Alice Pung is an award-winning author and editor.

Joel Stern is a curator, researcher and artist based in Melbourne. Since 2013 he has been Artistic Director of Liquid Architecture.

Best Australian Short Jury

Benjamin Law is a journalist, columnist, TV screenwriter and author.

Jessie Taylor is an author, film writer, producer and a lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Monash University.

Atong Atem is a South Sudanese artist and writer. 

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