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The Hague Human Rights Film Festival 2024

The Hague Human Rights Film Festival 2024

Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD) is proud to announce the 4th edition of its annual The Hague Human Rights Film Festival, taking place on November 21, 2024. This year’s theme, “Children’s Rights,” will shine a spotlight on the myriad issues affecting children worldwide. Through a curated selection of films and documentaries, we will explore topics such as access to education and nutrition, the impacts of conflict and violence, and the fight for a sustainable future. Join us in The Hague this November to advocate for and celebrate children’s rights.

Festival Objectives

The primary goals of The Hague Human Rights Film Festival are to:

  • Raise Awareness: Enhance global understanding of human rights issues.
  • Showcase Talent: Provide a platform for filmmakers to present their work to a wider audience.
  • Foster Dialogue: Encourage discussion on human rights through film screenings, panel discussions, and workshops.
  • Inspire Action: Motivate engagement and activism in human rights advocacy.
  • Build Community: Unite filmmakers, activists, scholars, and audiences dedicated to promoting human rights.

Festival Highlights

  • Opening Speech: Hear from a young activist who will share their passionate perspective on children’s rights, emphasizing the urgency of addressing these issues for future generations.
  • Film Screenings: Enjoy a diverse lineup of feature films, documentaries, and short films tackling various human rights topics.
  • Panel Discussions: Engage with filmmakers, human rights activists, scholars, and experts to delve deeper into the themes explored in the films.
  • Q&A Sessions: Participate in interactive sessions with filmmakers and film subjects, providing a chance for direct audience engagement.
  • Photo Exhibition: Experience a powerful exhibition of photographs depicting children, displayed outside the cinema hall, offering another medium to connect with children’s rights issues.

We need your help!

Film Submissions

We are eagerly calling for film submissions for our Film Festival. 

The requirements are:

  • Films should fall into the range of short films (20-30 minutes).
  • English subtitles should be available.

If you have film suggestions please send an email to:


All submissions will be considered by a jury before the final lineup is decided. With your contributions we aim to present a diverse and inclusive film festival on children’s rights!

The deadline for submissions is the 31st of August!

Why the Hague?

The Hague, known as the city of peace and justice, is an ideal setting for this festival. Home to international courts and numerous NGOs, it amplifies our message and reaches individuals and institutions capable of enacting real change. GHRD also collaborates with schools and universities to engage young people, inspiring the next generation to champion children’s rights.

Our Mission

At its core, the GHRD Film Festival celebrates diversity and reminds us of our shared humanity. It showcases that the true progress of a society is reflected in how it treats all its members, especially its children.

Get involved!

To submit a documentary film or inquire about partnerships and sponsorship opportunities, please email us at The deadline for film submissions is the 30th of August. 

Join us in making a difference and advocating for children’s rights at the 2024 The Hague Human Rights Film Festival!

View our previous Film Festivals

Last year, GHRD held its third edition of its annual The Hague Human Rights Film Festival on Women’s Rights. The year before, we held the second edition of the film festival on the topic of Minority rights.

Stay tuned for more information on the Film Festival!