"If you like to be enthralled, enraged, enlightened and meet truly inspiring people there’s no better film festival than HRAFF" 
- Bentley Dean, Director

As one of the leading human rights events in Australia, we strive to bring more awareness to this area. Heading into our 11th year, we continue to ensure that the public are well informed about issues at home and around the world.

...of people think positively about organisations linked to HRAFF

...of our audience don’t regularly attend human rights events

...of people believe HRAFF has a positive impact on the community

...of people believe HRAFF makes
human rights issues more accessible

Over 16,000 people attended the festival
in 2017

"HRAFF was the perfect festival to launch 'Chasing Asylum' in Australia.  We had full houses and incredible audiences.  It was an honour to open the festival in my hometown Melbourne and then have the opportunity to tour the country with the festival."
- Eva Orner, Director & Producer

Orner's Chasing Asylum had its Australian premiere at HRAFF 2016

Past Volunteers

I first started working in Melbourne's arts/film sector as an intern at HRAFF. The organisation has not only taught me skills that I would need as a young professional but also influenced the way I look at relevant, passionate work that is being done in the Human Rights, arts and film space. My experience here has definitely given me the confidence to pursue other opportunities in this industry.


My time at HRAFF was an absolute joy and the best possible career move I could have down at that stage in my life. I learnt a lot, I was able to work autonomously but also have accessible guidance and mentoring at the same time. During my time there I felt I was supported, had an impact, took skills I still use today, was rewarded and amazing networks. I also met some amazing friends there.

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