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.”

CONTENTIOUS DOCUMENTARY ‘THE OPPOSITION’ TO OPEN 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL

The 10th Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) is thrilled to announce its Opening Night event – The Australian premiere of Hollie Fifer’s maligned documentary The Opposition.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DIRECTOR INTERVIEW: BELINDA MASON

International Women’s Day (IWD) is all about celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. In solidarity with this year’s IWD campaign theme to #BeBoldForChange and to show our support for female triumphs, we decided to explore the work of Australian director Belinda Mason, who will be showcasing her new film Constance on the Edge as part of HRAFF’s 2017 10th anniversary festival.

SELECT 2017 10TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL SESSIONS AVAILABLE UNTIL MONDAY!

SELECT 2017 10TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL SESSIONS AVAILABLE UNTIL MONDAY!

Celebrating a milestone 10th Anniversary, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival is back for 2017 with an exciting new selection of international and locally made films, vibrant arts program and topical forums.

SUNDANCE REPORT – 2017

HRAFF Program Director Lauren Valmadre gives us a brief report about her experience at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

BANK AUSTRALIA IS HRAFF’S PRINCIPAL PARTNER FOR THE FESTIVAL’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2017

We are delighted to announce that Bank Australia will be our Principal Partner for the 10th Anniversary Festival in 2017.     Bank Australia has been an invaluable supporter over the last 4 years and we’re excited to be continuing our partnership with them for the fifth year and in such a pinnacle year for the organisation and More…

2016 HRAFF Awards

Impact Award Winner: Chasing Asylum Eva Orner, Australia, 2016   Audience Award Winner: Chasing Asylum Eva Orner, Australia, 2016   Best International Short Winner: The Face of Ukraine: Casting of Oksana Baiul Kitty Green, Australia, 2014   Best Australian Short Winner: Bluey Darlene Johnson, Australia, 2015   Audience Award Australian Short Winner: Nowhere Lines: Voices from Manus Island Lucas Schrank, Australia, 2015 More…

A Note from HRAFF Chair and Co-Founder, Evelyn Tadros

  Evelyn Tadros HRAFF Chair and Co-Founder   I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who was involved with the 2016 Human Rights Arts & Film Festival. This year was HRAFF’s most successful creative program to date, presenting 97 film sessions, forums, exhibitions and performing arts events that reached more than More…

Lauren’s MIFF Picks

by Lauren Valmadre, HRAFF Programming Manager This year I was fortunate enough to once again be on the Short Film Selection Panel at the Melbourne International Film festival. As well as going to see the wonderful selection of shorts, here is a mere handful of films I am falling over myself to see at this More…

Opening Night Kicks Off HRAFF 2016

          Opening the 2016 Human Rights Arts & Film Festival to great acclaim, the ambitious documentary Chasing Asylum was well received by the Melbourne audience. Guardian Australia journalist, Van Badham moderated a thought-provoking Q&A with Chasing Asylum Director and Producer, Academy award winner, Eva Orner.     Eva Orner’s journey to producing Chasing More…

Setting Change in Motion (Pictures)

SeaWorld announced in March it was officially phasing out its orca captive-breeding  program, capping off a series of setbacks including dwindling ticket sales, declining share values, dropped corporate sponsorship, and the withdrawal of support from musicians and celebrities. Undoubtedly, what had instigated these was the 2013 documentary Blackfish, which tells the harrowing story of Tilikum, a SeaWorld orca More…

Alex Seton Exhibition Cancellation

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances the Alex Seton Exhibition Someone Else’s Problem, to be held at Dark Horse Experiment, will no longer be part of this year’s Festival. We wish Alex all the best with his future endeavours.

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