AHRF is an international film festival focusing on the subject of human rights. It aims to encourage film makers who use their cameras to document struggles against discrimination, injustice and violence.

We have been working towards this festival since 2009 and we are delighted that the first Human Rights Film Festival will open in Kabul on 1-7 October, 2011.

The festival is being organised by the Afghanistan Cinema Club with the support of various national and international organizations. It aims to be a hub for film makers and artists working despite of censorship in their countries and whose works are restricted from public screenings.

The AHRF is a platform to share the works of film makers and artists who have unfortunately been marginalized by the authority.  It will present stories of lives affected by war, discrimination and injustice. These stories are of people who have resisted oppression and fought against violence to create a more humane world.

AHRF invites entries to the festival. The entries can be documentary, feature film, short film, animation or video art on the subject of human rights. Entry is open to all national and international entrants. There are two categories for entry: national and international.

DEADLINE: August 10, 2011.

  • There are two categories for entry. One is the national category in which three Afghan entries will be selected as winners. The other is the international category in which one international entry will be selected as the winner.
  • The winning entries in each category will be awarded in cash.
  • Each of the three winning Afghan entries will get a chance to produce a new film in six months under the supervision of BASA.