International Human Rights Film Festival

27 to 31st July 2021, Ponta Delgada, Azores

About

Human Rights Defense will, quite possibly, always be an unfinished struggle. Especially relevant in troubled times, its promotion must be pictured as an unbreakable commitment of the modern men and women and of the societies we aspire to build. Culture will always be its main weapon, as an essential tool to the creation of dialogues and bridges that can connect us to others. Also, it will always be a process of imagination and ambition for a US as diverse as humanity, as collective as nature. If no Man is (or should be) an isolated island, how can individuals and communities preserve their identity in a peaceful, constructive and enriching relationship with their surroundings? How can we make diversity our collective strength and not its opposite? How can each man and woman be able to leave their “islands” and connect with each other, without ceasing to be who they are? How can we, today, imagine and act upon the construction of a collective future where everyone truly has a place?

It is in response to these questions that NOMA AZORES - International Human Rights Film Festival emerges. A space where cinema serves as a meeting point for awareness, knowledge and action. NOMA AZORES is organized by the City Council of Ponta Delgada and produced by Associação Cultural - Silêncio Sonoro.

Festival Structure

NOMA AZORES will run over five days, with a program that will include recent portuguese and international feature films, as well as special programs for short films. The official selection will seek to give voice to the most relevant and up-to-date issues within the general theme of the event, addressing topics such as climate change, migration, discrimination, sexual and reproductive rights, poverty, among others.

The full program will also include masterclasses that reflect upon the issues promoted by the festival and that can also allow the circulation of technical and scientific knowledge related to cinema within the Azores Archipelago.

NOMA AZORES 2021 has launched an open Call for entries until the 31st of May, through which applicants can propose feature films to be screened in its competitions.

Call for Entries

Call for entries until 31st May 2021

Awards

Value: €2500 
Value: €1500 
Value: €700

Jury

The winners will be voted by an independent jury chosen annually by the festival artistical direction. The jury for the 2021 edition will be announced shortly.

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