The Human Rights Film Week is organized in cooperation with the following participating sponsors. Each of the sponsors brings films into the program, some of them accompanied by speakers and/or discussions.
Advocacy Forum (AF) is a leading non-profit, non-governmental organization working to promote the rule of law and uphold international human rights standards in Nepal. Since its establishment in 2001, AF has been at the forefront of human rights advocacy and actively confronting the deeply entrenched culture of impunity in Nepal.
AF’s contribution in the human rights advocacy in Nepal has been recognized by Human Rights Watch (HRW) in terms of “One of Asia’s most respected and effective human Rights Organization”. AF is a recipient of a number of awards including “Women In Leadership Award” (conferred by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation).
The High Commissioner for Refugees is mandated by the United Nations to lead and coordinate international action for the worldwide protection of refugees and the resolution of refugee problems. UNHCR’s primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. In its efforts to achieve this objective, the Office strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, and to return home voluntarily. By assisting refugees to return to their own country or to settle permanently in another country, UNHCR also seeks lasting solutions to their plight.
UNHCR’s Executive Committee and the UN General Assembly have authorized involvement with other groups. These include former refugees who have returned to their homeland; internally displaced persons; and people who are stateless or whose nationality is disputed.
Human Rights Film Center (HRFC) is an organization which works on human rights through film. Founded by a group of media professionals and filmmakers for promoting and protecting human rights in Nepal, we generate public debate and encourage changes in national policy by making film and organizing festival screening.
HRFC run several film festivals. The biggest is the annual Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival (NHRIFF), one of the best platforms for the filmmakers and human rights activists. It is organized every February in Katmandu, showcasing the works of filmmakers from all over the world. It is the platform for the filmmakers in Nepal as well. It promotes human rights film culture in Nepal.