the north dakota human rights film & arts festival

The mission of the North Dakota Human Rights Film & Arts Festival is to educate, engage and facilitate discussion around local and word-wide human rights topics through the work of filmmakers and artists.

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Submissions for filmmakers to the 2018 festival have closed. Join our mailing list to be notified when the portal opens for the 2019 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival.

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Submit your Artwork

Submissions for 2D, 3D and performance art for the 2018 North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival are now open. Follow the link to Submittable to access our online entry portal.

Grand Forks, North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

Thursday, November 8 2018

Join us at the historic Empire Arts Center Thursday, November 8.

Bismarck, North Dakota

Bismarck, North Dakota

Tuesday, November 13 2018

Join us at Russell Reid Auditorium in Bismarck on Tuesday, November 13.

Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota

Thursday, 11/15 and Friday, 11/16

Join us at the historic Fargo Theatre in Fargo on Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16.

This is Home

We’re excited to share that “This is Home” will have its North Dakota premiere in Grand Forks at the North Dakota Human Rights Film & Arts Festival.

“This Is Home” is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing. Displaced from their homes and separated from loved ones, it is a universal story, highlighted by humor and heartbreak, about what it’s like to start over, no matter the obstacles.

Dodging Bullets

We’re excited to share that Dodging Bullets will have its North Dakota premiere in Bismarck at the North Dakota Human Rights Film & Arts Festival.

The film examines the chilling effects on a race of people that suffer from generations of oppression and trauma.

Filmmakers Kathy Broer and Bob Trench will participate in talking circles about the content of the film following the screening.

SCREENING SCHEDULE

Learn more about the films screening at the 2018 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival below.

All tickets are $12 in advance | $15 at the door | $2.00 Seniors & Students. Groups rates available.

Thursday, Nov. 8 - Afternoon Session 1-4:30 PM

Thursday, Nov. 8 - Afternoon Session 1-4:30 PM

Grand Forks - Empire Arts Center

Click here to learn more about the films screening at the Empire Arts Center from 1 to 3 p.m. in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Tuesday, Nov. 13 - Afternoon Session 1-3 PM

Tuesday, Nov. 13 - Afternoon Session 1-3 PM

Bismarck - The Heritage Center & State Museum

Click here to learn more about the films screening at the Heritage Center and State Museum from 1 to 3 p.m. in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Thursday, Nov. 15 - Evening Session 7-10 PM

Thursday, Nov. 15 - Evening Session 7-10 PM

Fargo - The Fargo Theatre

Click here to learn more about the films screening at the Fargo Theatre from 7 to 10 p.m. in Fargo, North Dakota.

Friday, Nov. 16 - Evening Session 7-10 PM

Friday, Nov. 16 - Evening Session 7-10 PM

Fargo - The Fargo Theatre

Click here to learn more about the films screening at the Fargo Theatre from 7 to 10 p.m. in Fargo, North Dakota.

Thursday, Nov. 8 - Evening Session 6-10 PM

Thursday, Nov. 8 - Evening Session 6-10 PM

Grand Forks - Empire Arts Center

Click here to learn more about the films screening at the Empire Arts Center from 6 to 10 p.m. in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Tuesday, Nov. 13 - Evening Session 6-10 PM

Tuesday, Nov. 13 - Evening Session 6-10 PM

Bismarck - The Heritage Center & State Museum

Click here to learn more about the films screening at the Heritage Center and State Museum from 6 to 10 p.m. in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Friday, Nov. 16 - Afternoon Session 1-3:30 PM

Friday, Nov. 16 - Afternoon Session 1-3:30 PM

Fargo - The Fargo Theatre

Click here to learn more about the films screening at the Fargo Theatre from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Fargo, North Dakota.

Inaugural festival celebrates ‘shared humanity’ of dance, film

    Inaugural festival celebrates 'shared humanity' of dance, film The following article was aired and posted online on the InForum on October 15, 2018. You can find the original article online here.  By Chelsey Engelhard Ewen, The Arts Partnership FARGO — Dance and...

NDHRFF18 Fargo Friday Evening Schedule

Friday, November 16, 2018 Evening SCREENING | 7:00 - 10:00 PM The Fargo Theatre | Fargo, North Dakota $12 in advance | $15 at the door | $2 seniors and students Mni Wiconi: Water is Life   Year: 2018 | 3 min Genre: Animation / Experimental Film Language(s): Silent...

NDHRFF18 Fargo Friday Afternoon Schedule

Friday, November 16, 2018 Afternoon SCREENING | 1:00 - 3:30 PM The Fargo Theatre | Fargo, North Dakota $12 in advance | $15 at the door | $2 seniors and students     The Snag (L'Accroc) Year: 2018 | 8 min Genre: Short Narrative Language(s): French Directed by: Desalos...

TESTIMONIALS

What People are Saying

“So many powerful stories.”

“So many powerful stories – almost too much emotionally to see in sequence.”

2017 Festival Attendee

“It opened my eyes.”

Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock left my heart in pain for what really happened. It’s the truth, the facts, reality. It opened my eyes. North Dakota has to hear this. The truth! .”

2017 Festival Attendee

“It grabbed my soul.”

“It grabbed my soul. The Orange Story and Warehoused. Warehoused NEEDS to be released on DVR so people can buy and watch it. I came from Grant Forks. We need more of these cultural events. Thank you!”

2017 Festival Attendee

“Hearing the voices of humanity.”

“I enjoyed hearing the voices of humanity, and most particularly the first film where the woman described her activism since the 1960s. I also very much enjoyed the films where the individuals with learning disabilities recounted their experiences of being discriminated against due to their disabilities.”

2017 Festival Attendee

#NDHRFF18:
a state-wide initative

In 2018 The North Dakota Human Rights Film & Arts Festival is expanding and will travel to three major cities in North Dakota: Bismarck, Grand Forks and Fargo.

Hours of Content

cities

transformation through education

A core component of the North Dakota Film & Arts festival is facilitating change through education and discussion. As part of that process, panel discussions focused on community-based human rights and social justice issues complete each evening of the film festival.

In 2017, the festival was honored to host Water Protectors for the first conversation in Fargo, North Dakota about the peaceful resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

#NDHRFF17

Miss the sold-out activities last year in Fargo? Follow the link below to learn more about the 2017 North Dakota Human Rights Film & Arts Festival.

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Contact

Phone

(701) 205-0248

Address

PO Box 9468
Fargo, ND 58106-9468