North Dakota Human Rights & Arts Film Festival
The North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival has provided submission scholarships to human rights and social justice filmmakers from 15 different countries. “We’re proud to offer submission scholarships to filmmakers and artist experiencing financial hardships,” said Festival Chair Sean Coffman. “The festival is a forum for ideas and topics, and we firmly believe that finances shouldn’t hinder potential conversations from taking place.”
The North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival accepted submission scholarships between March 1, 2017 and September 25, 2017. 37 filmmakers from 15 different countries applied for and received submission scholarships. The countries represented by filmmakers include Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Iran, Philippines, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Syria, Timor-Leste and Uganda. In total, $1,300 in scholarships were awarded.
The mission of the North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival is to educate, engage and facilitate discussion around local and worldwide human rights topics through the work of filmmakers and artists. 2017 is the inaugural year for both the film and art festivals. The festival was founded and is managed by the non-profit the human family, an organization dedicated to promoting human rights and social justice through film and art. Support for the festival comes from the Fargo Human Relations Commission, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, and the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition.
Location: The Spirit Room & The Fargo Theatre
Date: November 13th - 18th
Film Festival: November 15th - 17th (Fargo Theatre)
1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 6
Bismarck, ND 58503-0649
(701) 328-7595 (Fax)
Hours of business are:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on National Holidays