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Human Rights Film Festival

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Impugning Impunity will be on hiatus for the 2016 season. The festival will return in the fall of 2017.

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Now in its sixth year, ALBA´s documentary film festival creates a community-wide dialogue about justice, equality, and humanity through the presentation of documentaries on human rights issues, post-screening Q/A sessions with the film directors, and community talk-backs with human rights advocates and activists. 

Submission Guidelines:

1. All documentaries must address a human rights related topic. 
2. All films must have been completed after January 1, 2015. 
3. Films will be accepted for consideration in two categories: 
Short Films: from 5 to 30 minutes, and Feature Films from over 30 minutes to 120 minutes. 
4. Special consideration will be given to young and independent filmmakers. 
5. All submissions must be made through 
6. Films must be in English or have English subtitles. 
7. By submitting your film, you grant ALBA the right to utilize any excerpt from your submitted film for promotional purposes.


A distinguished jury will award the best film from the Official Selection with the Harry Randall Award for Best Human Rights Documentary Feature. This award was created in memory of Harry W. Randall, Jr. (1915-2012) who served in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade as Chief Photographer of the Photographic Unit of the 15th International Brigade during the Spanish Civil War. The festival will also award a prize to the Best Documentary Short. 

The members of 2015's distinguished jury panel were cinematographer Rachel Anderson, actor, director and founder of Ambulante and Canana Films Gael García Bernal, novelist and journalist Francisco Goldman, documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzmán, and documentary filmmaker Sam Sills.

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