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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submit your films

We are currently accepting submissions for the 2018 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival. Submit your work before July 6 to take advantage of early bird submission discounts.
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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.

REGULAR SUBMISSION ENDS FOR FILMMAKERS

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Grand Forks, North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

Thursday, November 8 2018

Join us at the historic Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks on Thursday, November 8. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Screenings begin at 6:00 p.m. Join our mailing list for the latest information about the films screening and panel discussion.
Bismarck, North Dakota

Bismarck, North Dakota

Tuesday, November 13 2018

Join us at Russell Reid Auditorium in Bismarck on Tuesday, November 13. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Screenings begin at 6:00 p.m. Join our mailing list for the latest information about the films screening and panel discussion.
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. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Screenings begin at 6:30 p.m. Join our mailing list for the latest information about the films screening and panel discussion.

Late submission rates end on September 21 for #NDHRFF18

Late Submission rates end September 21, 2018 for #NDHFF18. Late submission rates for filmmakers to the 2018 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival end in 7 days. Submit your film via FilmFreeway by midnight September 21, 2018 to take advantage of these special rates....

“Dodging Bullets” to screen in Bismarck at #NDHRFF18

    "Dodging Bullets" to screen in Bismarck at #NDHRFF18 The feature length documentary "Dodging Bullets" will have its North Dakota premiere at the 2018 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival. The film will screen in Bismarck, North Dakota on Tuesday, November 13 at...

“This is Home” to screen in Grand Forks at #NDHRFF18

"This Is Home" to screen in Grand Forks at #NDHRFF18 The feature length documentary "This Is Home" will have its North Dakota premiere at the 2018 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival. The film will screen in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Thursday, November 8 at the...

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

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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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Join our monthly newsletter for updates about our various projects, and to stay informed about upcoming exhibitions and panel discussions.

Contact

Phone

(701) 205-0248

Address

PO Box 9468
Fargo, ND 58106-9468