human rights arts and film festival

Presenting the best films and artwork from around the world, Melbourne’s annual Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) will challenge, touch and inspire audiences from all walks of life.

Melbourne, Canberra (May 2020)

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Japanese Film Festival 2019 Program Lands Across Aus

Japanese Film Festival 2019 Program Lands Across Aus

“We can't wait to see what next year has in store for Japanese cinema!” ...
Iranian Film Festival sets off across Aus

Iranian Film Festival sets off across Aus

"We have a spotlight on first-time Iranian filmmakers as we wanted to bring their exciting ...
Megan Riakos on Horror Anthology 'Dark Whispers'

Megan Riakos on Horror Anthology ‘Dark Whispers’

“Hopefully this project will provide opportunities for our directors and to dispel the myth that ...
British Film Festival Highlights

British Film Festival Highlights

Keira Knightley. Ian McKellen. Helen Mirren. Even more Helen Mirren ...
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It's giveaway week! Courtesy of Potential Films HRAFF have 5 double passes to see working Woman by female director Michal Aviad at Cinema Nova tomorrow Wed September 25 at 630pm. Just email After a successful MIFF run, Working Woman will be in cinemas nationally from October 10.. Working Woman: the film that brilliantly navigates workplace sexual harassment and its complexities..
Giveaway time! 🌟WIN free tickets to an advance screening of Buoyancy + Q&A next week at Cinema Nova! Shot in Cambodia by Australian director Rodd Rathjen, BUOYANCY is a poignant and brutal drama about human trafficking. A Q&A will follow with director/writer Rodd Rathjen in discussion with Kate Skattang, a supply chain expert and lecturer in supply chain strategy at Melbourne University, and host journalist Sandy George. Simply tag your cinema buddy to win a double pass!
Are you interested in joining the HRAFF team? We are currently on the hunt for hard-working, passionate and committed volunteers to join our short and feature film programming teams for 2020! Our programmers will help curate an engaging and thought-provoking collection of films by providing valuable feedback to our core programming staff. If you love film, and you're passionate about human rights, we want to hear from you! Applications close 9am, Friday September 20. Click here for more information.
GIVEAWAY TIME! 👇 The Australian Dream is a feature documentary that uses the remarkable and inspirational story of AFL legend Adam Goodes as the prism through which to tell a deeper and more powerful story about race, identity and belonging. HRAFF and Madman are giving away 5 double passes to see this phenomenal documentary in cinemas. To enter, tell us what are your hope for your own Australian Dream and comment using the hashtag #TheAustralianDream.
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Attention teachers! Next week HRAFF's youth program CineSeeds begins a series of four videoconferences designed to support educators to explore human rights using film and animation in the classroom. Proudly co-presented with our partners ACMI. The first kicks off next Tuesday 13 August at 4pm with an Introduction to Human Rights, register now: (Image thanks to Positive Negative UK)
Our friends at Footscray Community Arts Centre are holding a FREE screening of Ella this July! Don't miss your chance to see the incredible story of Ella Havelka who, in 2012, became the first Indigenous dancer to be invited into The Australian Ballet in its 50-year history. Bookings essential, secure your spot NOW:
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