HRAFF has been named the top festival to attend by FlyightNetwork Australia

“There’s nothing that captivates quite like the power of film” – FlightNetwork   With the Melbourne leg of HRAFF concluding tomorrow, we’re thrilled to be named the top film festival to attend by FightNetwork! As seen on their website: 1. Human Rights Arts & Film Festival – MELBOURNE (May 3-17); LAUNCESTON (19-20); CANBERRA (May 29 More…

Guilty: The Last 72 Hours of Sukumaran’s Life

“Well, i haven’t finish processing yet, it was very intense, which was meant to be. It is obviously what it is, it’s a film about death penalty, as much as it is about individual story.” – Audience Member   As befits a film whose director and subject are both painters, the most striking images in More…

Opening Night Wrap Up – HRAFF 2018

Festival Correspondent Meg Hill gives her wrap up on Opening Night: After the Apology ACMI was packed on Thursday night for the opening of the Human Rights Art and Film Festival’s (HRAFF) Melbourne leg. The opening of a festival implies a party atmosphere – festival staff and patrons walking around with their mouths sneaking up More…

CEO Aleta Moriarty’s top five picks

With this year’s festival only a few days away, we asked our CEO Aleta Moriarty her top five films at this year’s festival. After the Apology – An unflinching account of the staggering rates of Aboriginal child removal today told through the voice of grandmothers who want their kids back. It’s heartbreaking, hopeful, angry and much More…

HRAFF has been awarded the Annual Graham F. Smith Peace Foundation Arts Award

The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival been awarded the prestigious annual Graham F. Smith Peace Foundation Arts Prize, announced at the Peace Foundation Gala today. The prize is presented to one organization annually which has shown to make a contribution to peace through the arts. The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival was founded More…

Meet Our CEO, Aleta Moriarty

The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Board and staff are delighted to announce the appointment of our new CEO, Aleta Moriarty. Aleta comes to HRAFF with a 20-year career spanning international development, human rights, gender equality, business ethics and the arts. Aleta comes from her role as Ethics and Sustainability Manager at Cotton On More…

HRAFF MIFF PICKS

HRAFF Program Director, Lauren Valmadre, provides you with her 2017 MIFF Picks.

Podcast: Bank Australia in conversation with HRAFF Chair and Co-Founder Evelyn Tadros

On Purpose Partnership: Our Principal Partner Bank Australia on why they partner with HRAFF It’s been great to be part of HRAFF’s journey and see the festival grow. Marking the Festival’s 10 year anniversary, we interviewed HRAFF co-founder Evelyn Tadros for the first episode of our On Purpose podcast. As a bank, sometimes we are More…

MOVED BY DHEEPAN? CHECK OUT CERES TAMIL FEASTS.

If you were moved my our 2017 film Dheepan, this is the event for you! Learn more about Sri Lankan culture through delicious tamil fare. விருந்து Tamil Feasts is a social enterprise supporting recently settled asylum seekers through the celebration of food and culture. Serving up traditional Sri Lankan fare prepared by Tamil men currently seeking asylum More…

NOT SURE WHAT TO WATCH AT HRAFF? OUR PROGRAM DIRECTOR’S TOP TEN.

Too many documentaries to choose from at HRAFF 2017? This handy guide to our 10th Anniversary Festival will help you out. This year, we’ve  separated our film program into distinct thematic streams: Highlights: special presentations and key events Profiles: human stories celebrating bravery, resilience, activism and compassion Confrontations: urgent documentaries addressing the issues making news headlines Express More…

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.

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