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FIFDH Impact Day 2021 Call for projects

The FIFDH, a leading human rights film festival, is held each year in March in Geneva, a city where over 750 NGOs and international organizations actively work and advocate to promote human rights and protect human rights activists worldwide.

Filmmakers from around the world producing or directing documentaries about pressing social or environmental issues are encouraged to apply to this call. The selected film teams will be able to attend the Impact Lab to develop their impact campaign, connect with strategic partners to effectively put it in place, and possibly be awarded a cash prize for the best Impact project.

For this hybrid edition, the Impact Lab will take place online in January 2021 - dates to be confirmed - and in Geneva from 8-9 March 2021 in the framework of the 19th edition of the FIFDH. Depending on the restrictions that will be applicable next Spring, the second part of the Lab and the networking events may also take place online.

Documentaries can be important tools to spark conversations and actions that lead to structural and behavioural changes within our societies. The FIFDH Impact Day aims to strengthen the potential of these films by defining concrete impact objectives and facilitating alliances with key players within the vast ecosystem of civil society activists, policy makers, foundations and international organizations active in the Geneva area, world capital of Human Rights.

For the 2021 FIFDH Impact Day we are looking for bold documentary projects from around the world, at any stage of production or late development, driven by thoughtful and in-depth storytelling, bolstered by a compelling visual approach, and with a clear vision of the impact they want to make. They need to have strong potential to create real cultural and social impact around some of the most pressing issues of our time.

If you already have developed the impact campaign around your film or you are willing to do so, you can submit your project until 31 October by clicking here.

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