Early bird submissions accepted for NDHRFF5

Early bird submissions are currently being accepted for the fifth season of the North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival.  The festival encourages filmmakers from around the world who have produced documentary, narrative, animated or experimental films that engage...


The Human Family presents Our Right to Gaze: Black Film Identities, a collection of six shorts where filmmakers gaze at themselves and their world, attempting to make sense of what they see reflected back.

From gripping drama to heart-warming comedy, Our Right to Gaze: Black Film Identities features timely stories from Black artists that take us outside of the ordinary.

Our Right to Gaze will be available on-demand from Sunday, February 14 to Sunday, February 28. Watch the 82-minute collection of films at your leisure from the comfort of your home.

Early bird Submissions for NDHRFF5 opened December 1, 2020. Filmmakers will want to be a part of this special five-year anniversary for the festival. Pandemic permitting, the festival will take place at the historic Fargo Theatre in Fargo, North Dakota, November 3-6, 2021.

Submissions are accepted exclusively through FilmFreeway.

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2019 | Third Annual Festival

First-time filmmakers Gregory DeSaye and Chelsy Ciavarella were joined on the stage by photographer Shane Balkowitsch for a discussion of their feature documentary, “Balkowitsch.”