The first edition of
FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival was held in December 8-10, 2010 in Mumbai
and January 20-22, 2011 in New Delhi. The festival also screened all the films
at another culturalfestival in Mumbai Kala
Ghoda Arts Festival February 7-8, 2011. It was financially supported by Movies
That Matter with a grant.
Total of 260 people
registered for the festival, and the total seats filled in was around 1820.
conducted a detailed audience feedback survey which revealed very interesting
facts – 72% had never attended a human rights festival before; 85% of the
audience felt that the films represented a good range of human rights issue;
about 60% mentioned that they would have liked Indian films to be included;
99.9% felt that such a festival was relevant.
The festival received
fantastic coverage with more than 20 featured write-up and numerous links.
“The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those who they oppress “– The Flash Point Human Rights film festival will hurl you into the hearts and the lives of those brave people who had the audacity to stand up alone against the tyranny of the oppressor." -MAHESH BHATT, Filmmaker & Rights Activist