HRAFF ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEW CEO – IMOGEN THOMAS

After a competitive application process, the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Board are excited to announce the appointment of our new CEO Imogen Thomas from 12 August 2019.  Imogen combines a diverse suite of experiences and insights from working in the creative industries to marketing and business development. Board Chair Evelyn Tadros stated that More…

And that’s a wrap! HRAFF Closing Night

BY SALONEE MISTRY A journey of love and exploring one’s own identity, Giant Little Ones was the perfect way to end the festival. Thoughtful, intriguing and warm, the film leaves you hopeful of a better future, one which is more accepting of every individual.   The film illustrates issues that society is dealing with today, More…

The HRAFF Board is on the hunt for a new CEO

The HRAFF Board is on the hunt for a new CEO. We encourage our next Human Rights Arts and Film Festival leader to apply. Applications close in three weeks. More details here    “It is with a very heavy heart that I announce that this is our CEO Aleta Moriarty’s last festival with HRAFF as More…

The picture of strength and humility: ‘On Her Shoulders’

BY SALONEE MISTRY   Scripted and directed to melt the hardest of hearts, ‘On Her Shoulders’ had several in tears as the 92 minute film was screened at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival 2019. The protagonist, Nadia Murad, is a picture of courage and strength, everyone must aspire to achieve.   Director, Alexandria More…

HRAFF 2019 Opens with critically acclaimed film 2040

BY SALONEE MISTRY   Bustling with happy faces and smiles stretched for a mile, the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF), 2019, opened with a bang. Sharing ‘Stories that matter’, ACMI was filled with a passionate audience, HRAFF staff and volunteers all geared for a night of, what truly was, thought provoking fun.   More…

Our 2019 summer film fundraiser was a great success!

Our 2019 summer film fundraiser was a great success!

Last Friday HRAFF provided an advanced screening at ACMI of one of this years most anticipated documentaries – Minding The Gap. The HRAFF team would like to say an incredibly big THANK YOU to everyone who was able to make it to our first fundraising event of 2019. Through the generous support of many HRAFFers More…

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…

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