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What We Are Looking Forward To At MQFF

The HRAFF team attended the Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2016 program launch on 2 March - and what a line-up! Program Director Spiro Economopoulos launched his first MQFF program at the event and we were introduced to a few new additions to the traditional program of features, documentaries and shorts…

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The True Cost – Another HRAFF 2016 Sneak Peek!

We're letting another one slip - yes we just couldn't keep it in! This highlight of the 2016 film program takes us into the world of fashion. The True Cost is a story about clothing: the clothing we wear, the people who make it, and the impact the industry is…

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Powerful Malian Music Triumphs In Exile

Music, one of the most important forms of communication in Mali, disappeared overnight in 2012. Rather than lay down their instruments, Mali’s musicians fought back. They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian Music in Exile, is a documentary which follows various musicians in Mali - in the wake of…

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HRAFF Programming Manager Attends Sundance 2016

Sundance, the largest independent film festival in the United States, is a renowned platform for original, authentic storytelling and a highly esteemed showcase for some of the most pressing and relevant issues of our time – so of course we sent our Programming Manager, Lauren Valmadre along to represent HRAFF.…

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Announcing: HRAFF 2016 National Dates!

The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival national dates are now locked in! Preparations for the 2016 Festival are in full swing and we look forward to yet again sharing cinematic and artistic experiences that relate to the basic human rights of all people. Our 2016 programming will showcase some of the…

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African Visions: A Collaboration with Melbourne Cinémathèque

We are excited to announce HRAFF is partnering with the Melbourne Cinémathèque again in 2016, screening rare and significant films from the complete history of cinema. This year, we’re examining postcolonial themes through French New Wave, and African heritage cinema. Senegal auteur Ousmane Sembene exposes colonial destruction and power dynamics to…

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HRAFF CEO Resignation

The HRAFF Board is sad to announce that Tracee Hutchison has resigned as HRAFF CEO for personal reasons. We thank Tracee for her energy and enthusiasm for HRAFF the past five months and wish her well for her future. The HRAFF Board is confident of delivering a successful 2016 Festival…

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Programming Director Malcolm Blaylock attends Interfilm, IDFA and CPH:DOX

Photo: Malcolm Blaylock with Interfilm programmer Andrea Schwemmer. HRAFF’s Programming Director Malcolm Blaylock was in Berlin, Amsterdam and Copenhagen last month to connect with his international counterparts and scout films at Interfilm, IDFA, and CPH:DOX festivals. At Interfilm in Berlin, Malcolm served on the International Jury for the online award,…

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People’s Climate March Australia

FROM HERE ON IN, WE’RE ALL IN! As world leaders meet in Paris for the United Nations climate summit, on the 27 - 29 November Oxfam Australia and other aid and development organisations will gather in Australian cities and walk alongside millions of people in hundreds of cities around the…

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Interfilm Berlin selects HRAFF Programming Director Malcolm Blaylock for International Jury

HRAFF Programming Director Malcolm Blaylock has been selected by Berlin’s major short film festival Interfilm, to sit on the International Jury for the online award; Confrontations – against violence and intolerance. Confrontations, screens 24 films across three programs, separated into three themes; No Choice, Last Resort, and Power Games.  The films…

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