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Phoenix Exhibition at James Makin Gallery – new works by Kaff-eine, Geric Cruz and Geloy Concepcion.

Image courtesy of the artist. Kaff-eine A Happy Land Watercolour and charcoal on paper. Life in Manila’s poverty stricken slums is explored and exposed by Melbourne artist Kaff-eine in a series of portraits of children from the garbage-picking, charcoal-making communities situated on metropolitan dumpsites. Rendered in watercolour and charcoal made…

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Well, it's official! After lots and lots of looking and getting close a few times, HRAFF is tickled pink to announce we have found a new home!!! We're headed to the fantastic not-for-profit hub the Donkey Wheel House in Melbourne's CBD, where we'll share the grand old 1891 building with…

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Howler Spring Break Cinema – Curated by Lauren Valmadre

HRAFF Programming Manager, Lauren Valmadre, has curated her second film season of music-focused indie darlings, to be screened in Howler’s state of the art bandroom. The program selection is a distinct nod to the Nineties, celebrating the film, fashion and above all, the diverse music genres that emerged from that…

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Australia can and must do more

Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam Join Oxfam in calling on the Australian Government to do more for Syrian refugees and refugees from all countries seeking safety from persecution. Millions of Syrians have fled their home in crisis and Australia must participate in global efforts to provide safety and protection for as many as possible. Oxfam…

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We are pleased to announce that film submissions for the 2016 Human Rights Arts & Film Festival are now open! If selected for the 2016 festival, your production will form part of a high-calibre line-up of award-winning films that will engage and inspire audiences with human rights issues. Best of…

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Market Cinema - Best Of

HRAFF at Market Cinema

HRAFF 2015 short Zara's World will be featured as part of the Market Cinema 'Best of' program this Wednesday 26 August. Head over to QV Night Markets from 5pm to check out the complete line-up below - with mushroom burger in hand. Music for One Apartment & Six Drummers Director: Ola…

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Programming Manager Lauren Valmadre and HRAFF 2015 Programmer Annie House in iconic Apfel eyewear at the screening of Iris, Albert Maysles’ joyous documentary on fashion adventurer Iris Apfel.

HRAFF Gets Amongst It At MIFF

Programming Manager Lauren Valmadre and HRAFF 2015 Programmer Annie House in iconic Apfel eyewear at the screening of Iris, Albert Maysles’ joyous documentary on fashion adventurer Iris Apfel. Our Programming Manager, Lauren Valmadre, is ‘getting amongst it’ at Melbourne International Film Festival, and has shared with us her top 5…

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Marriage Equality: It’s time to take a stand

Australia’s Federal Parliament resumed on August 10th 2015, with a cross party marriage equality bill to be introduced. Prime Minister Tony Abbott will decide whether to allow his party a conscience vote, significantly increasing the likelihood of the bill being passed into law. As part of the national campaign undertaken…

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This week presented by HRAFF 'Kuruyultu'

HRAFF at QV Night Market

HRAFF presented a series of Australian Shorts as part of The Night Market's Cinema sessions. The shorts took a multi-dimensional look at the Australian experience from the tender to the quirky to the tragic to the celebratory. If you would like to arrange a HRAFF screening at an event in…

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Voxpox from the HRAFF screening of ‘Ai Wei Wei: The Fake Case’

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case screened at ACMI on 17th May 2015 as part of HRAFF. Rightnow attended to ask people what they thought about the documentary. Benjamin Taylor - gardener, 28. Right Now: What did you think of Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case? Benjamin: I loved it. I think…

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