Organizers : 3rd FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival
Solaris Pictures has successfully organized FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival in 2010/2011 and 2011/2012, as well as four editions of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival (2010 to 2013).
Solaris Pictures is the only Indian film production company that has consistently been making award winning films on issues such as homosexuality and gay rights, films that engage the audience and initiate dialogues on issues dealing with health and sexuality, human rights, and the LGBT community. Solaris Pictures believes in pushing the envelope - both as producer and as distributor, and in partnering with grassroots NGOs and CBOs in India, and international collaborators from around the world. Solaris Pictures is not only producing films, but also distributing short films and documentaries of other queer filmmakers in order to encourage such endeavors that address underserved issues.
ACEE - The Third Eye
ACEE in partnership with HH&S, Norman Lear Center, University of Southern California, launched the project The Third Eye in early 2013, a platform that builds the bridge between creative communities and the priorities of our time. ACEE has gone further to establish a network of young leaders emerging from the poorest and most marginalized societies of India to create awareness through entertainment to those who live beyond the reach of present media. The Third Eye is in the process of creating that content in partnership with various talents from the film and television business, which is crafted to empower the disenfranchised. The Third Eye in partnership with FICCI, Film Writers Association of India, The Producers Guild of India, The Film & Television Directors Association of India and various Media Schools and Research Organizations has successfully found the inner voice of the industries of media and entertainment in India, the voice that guides itself to address the priorities of our times accurately when speaking to the rest of the world through its different forms and expressions across all platforms.
Movies That Matter, Netherlands
Movies that Matter screens and promotes films that draw our attention to human rights and situations in which these are at stake. The foundation is based in Amsterdam and is an initiative of the Dutch section of Amnesty International.
The foundation's peak activity is the annual Movies that Matter Festival, taking place at the end of March in The Hague, International City of Peace and Justice. The Movies that Matter Festival is the Netherlands' main platform for engaged cinema, with over seventy documentaries and feature films of inspired film makers being screened every year. Apart from the regular film programme, the festival hosts daily talk shows and debates, musical performances and exhibitions. Along the festival, Movies that Matter initiates a number of other projects including events, educational programmes and a growing number of international activities. It promotes human rights film screenings worldwide, offers advice and assistance and stimulates the exchange of knowledge and experience.
Through its Support Programme it offers modest monetary assistance to initiate human rights film festivals and to help circulate and exhibit human rights films in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Movies that Matter believes that film screenings are a powerful instrument to further the dialogue on human rights, freedom and justice.
Alliance Française de Bombay
Established in Mumbai in 1938, the Alliance Française de Bombay has evolved in sync with the geographical and cultural expansion of the city, by opening no less than seven new centers in 'Maximum City', yet preserving its headquarters in south Mumbai, the historical and administrative heart of the city. Collaborating closely with the other prestigious cultural centers, it promotes cultural exchanges between France and India, initiates a dialogue of ideas and debates through contemporary creation that is accessible to all: your gateway into Europe, French speaking countries and their cultures.
Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival
Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival (NIHRFF) is Germany’s oldest and biggest human rights film festival. With its art house cinema background, it is the leading forum for outstanding feature films, documentaries and animated productions, which have human rights as their main focus.
The biannual festival features an international competition, which presents artistically exceptional human rights films, an international forum, an extensive supporting programme, exhibitions and international guests. NIHRFF presents the Nuremberg International Human Rights Award (worth EUR 2500) for the winner of the International Competition, an Audience Award (EUR 1000) for the most popular film from Competition and Forum (EUR 1000), and the Open Eyes Youth Jury Award (EUR 1000).
One of NIHRFF’s hallmarks is its successful school film project which includes school screenings, a youth jury, and youth reporters.