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Human Rights Day

Sarajevo Film Festival will host the Human Rights Day organized in cooperation with the Embassy of Switzerland and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

The Sarajevo Film Festival’s Competition Program - Documentary Film is a showcase for documentaries inspired by various human rights issues, but with its special Human Rights Day, the Festival aims to further emphasize the importance of film as a powerful and significant media for the promotion of human rights. 

Each year, the films and topics are chosen for the Human Rights Day that inspire panel participants, the audience and the media to focus on and discuss the pressing problems faced by individuals and communities around the world. 


The Sarajevo Film Festival also presents in its’ final awards ceremony a special Human Rights Award. The award is given to the best film that deals with a human rights issue from the Competition Program – Documentary Film section of the festival.