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Bachelor of Film alumna Jessi Salonen has enjoyed being part of many exciting projects since graduating from SAE, some of which include being involved with the production of content for the Melbourne F1 and the Australian Open Tennis. SAE EXPERIENCE  What inspired you to enter into the career you’re in?…

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Funky films

Over the years, music has been a vehicle for social change, giving a voice to the voiceless. It can be a way of protesting, healing and uniting people. At HRAFF this year we have a number of funky films that show the power of music around the world. Come along and be…

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Young Film Lovers Web Slide

HRAFF for young film lovers

If you or someone you know is under 18, don't worry - you're not missing out! At this year's festival we have a range of events that are appropriate for young adults. These films are classified 15+, rather than 18+. Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case Beginning with the End  International Shorts 2 …

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Meet the Press: The Guardian Australia at HRAFF

HRAFF is excited to partner with The Guardian Australia this year, and in case you missed the announcement, you can find out more about the partnership here. Check out two of the esteemed journalists that will be attending HRAFF 2015 in Melbourne: Melissa Davey Melissa Davey reports for the Guardian's Melbourne…

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Mini-Pass Picks

Bought your HRAFF 2015 Festival Mini-Pass but not too sure what to go see? Check out our suggestions below. Don't have a mini-pass? Click here to purchase and watch 5 sessions for $15 each! The Femme Pass Like watching 'girls on film'? Check out the HRAFF picks below: I Will Not…

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I Will Not Be Silenced: Interview with Director Judy Rymer

Director Judy Rymer answered a few questions about HRAFF Opening Night Film I Will Not Be Silenced. Click here to buy tickets. Charlotte’s legal battle was obviously long and arduous. How often did you attend the court hearings with Charlotte and can you share with us some of your thoughts about the Kenyan…

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Enews Post


A quarter of the population is older and make up 16 per cent of the workforce. Australians with a disability make up 15 per cent of the working age population, but only 10 per cent of them have jobs. The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched the Willing to Work: National…

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AVI: From the Cinema to Siem Reap…

Australian Volunteers International (AVI) has teamed up with the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) to present International Shorts 1,  an evening that features short films from around the world displaying the extraordinary resilience and courage of people. HRAFF and AVI share in the ethos to engage and inform people on human…

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Program Launch


‪#‎HRAFF2015‬ is ALIVE and ONLINE! Human Right Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) is thrilled to announce its full 2015 program that presenting an impressive and entertaining line up of film, arts and forums. Beginning in Melbourne on May 7, the Festival will open with the Melbourne premiere of Australian documentary I…

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The Guardian Announcement


One of the largest English-speaking quality newspaper websites in the world, The Guardian, joins with the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) in a partnership to inform and foster active audience engagement through HRAFF’s national and creative festival that explores human rights through art and film. With aligned organisational…

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