Rules - Films

The 10th Film and Human Rights in the World Exhibition calls for audiovisual projects about Human Rights. The event will show, between November and December 2015, several films about the subject in many different locations in Brazil. A specialized curatorship has been set up with the purpose of choosing projects completed between 2011 and 2015that have a storyline that tackles aspects relevant to Human Rights:

• Persons with disabilities and their rights;
• The LGBT population/confrontation of homophobia;
• Memory and truth;
• Children, teenagers, and youth;
• Elderly persons;
• Population of African descent;
• Homeless individuals;
• Women;
• Human Rights and public safety;
• Protecting Human Rights advocates;
• Right to political engagement;
• Elimination of torture;
• Incarceration;
• Democracy and Human Rights;
• Mental health;
• Culture and Education on Human Rights.


1. The event intends to show short and medium films, as well as feature films, about Human Rights themes in the 26 (twenty-six) Brazilian state capitals and the Federal District in free admission sessions. The indirect, but vital, objectives of the exhibition are:

a) Engaging audiences from smaller cities, who are not used to cultural events, in a debate about their rights;

b) Promoting a more comprehensive debate about Human Rights through film productions.


1. Films must be submitted for appraisal by the 10th Film and Human Rights in the World Exhibition curators from September 26th to October 9th, 2015.

2. Candidates must fill out the submission form and send it properly printed and signed, along with a DVD copy of the film, postmarked no later than October 9th, 2015, to the following address:

10ª Mostra Cinema e Direitos Humanos no Mundo
Instituto Cultura Em Movimento - ICEM

Av. Franklin Roosevelt, nº 23 sala 1201 – Centro.
Rio de Janeiro – RJ - CEP: 20.021-120

a) The candidate is responsible for transportation and other expenses that may follow.

b) DVD copies submitted for appraisal will not be returned.

3. Film producers authorize the event organizers to use one image and up to one minute of their films for publicity purposes.

Film selection

4. The list of films selected for the exhibition will be available online by October 16th, 2015 on the official website of the exhibition and on the websites of the institutions involved in the event.

5. Only those who were selected will be contacted via e-mail to confirm their interest in being part of the exhibition.

6. The organization of the event reserves the right to invite specific productions to be part of the exhibition, according to the criteria determined by the curatorship.


7. Films chosen during the call for projects will be shown at the venues selected for the 2015 exhibition, in digital format, as part of the program for the 26 state capitals and the Federal District.

8. The exhibition will be responsible for the costs of closed caption subtitling, to enable the inclusion of deaf and hearing-impaired individuals, and audio description of some productions, to enable a few special sessions for blind and visually impaired persons.

9 - Submitting a film for the 10th Film and Human Rights in the World Exhibition implies the total acceptance of the rules hereby described.

Mais informações podem ser obtidas pelos telefones: +55 21 3804.5600 (Instituto Cultura Em Movimento) / +55 61 2027.3905 (Secretaria de Direitos Humanos da Presidência da República)
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