Throughout the year, every year, a growing number of festivals dedicated to the promotion and support of human rights films are staged around the world. The Human Rights Film Network (HRFN) is a partnership of 38 independent festivals. Through the network, festivals cooperate in the representation of human rights in moving images. They exchange ideas on how to promote human rights films through festivals, broadcasting and educational programmes. They present films that discuss topical human rights issues and promote the screening of high quality films.
They also share experiences about the organisation of screenings and debates. Finally, they assist the emergence and establishment of new film festivals on a sound and independent basis. As such the HRFN works to foster an international environment conducive to the screening and promotion of human rights films worldwide.