FreedomFilmFest 2020 Calls For Film Entries on Non-Discrimination


FreedomFilmFest (FFF), Malaysia’s leading international human rights documentary film festival is back for 2020 and this year’s theme will focus on non-discrimination.

With that in mind, FFF2020 is now calling for film grant proposals and submissions of completed film entries that take inspiration from the festival title, “Race: Human”.

It is common to identify ourselves as belonging to certain groups according to our gender, colour, race, religion, political or other opinions, national or social origin, birth or other status. Diversity should be celebrated, but often our differences tend to divide us rather than unite us.

All over the world we have seen how this kind of division can lead to discrimination and the unjust, differential and prejudicial treatment of others. It has even lead to some groups believing that they are superior to another.

This is contrary to the basic principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), whereby “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”.  

Article 2 states that “everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status”. 

And article 7 states that “All are equal before the law and are entitled without discrimination to equal protection.” 

FFF2020 is now opening its call for films in response to the theme “Race: Human”. Entries should look at challenging discrimination and prejudicial perceptions and celebrating diversity and equality.

How to submit your film to FFF2020: 

Submissions of film grant proposals are open to Malaysians and Singaporeans only and can be submitted online here for submissions is 31st March 2020. Small film grants are awarded yearly to filmmakers who pitch their documentary ideas to a panel of expert judges for consideration.

Completed film entries are open to all filmmakers and can be submitted here for submissions is 31st May 2020. 

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