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The Mobile Film Festival celebrates human rights

19 September 2018

The Mobile Film Festival is collaborating with YouTube Creators for Change, UN Human Rights and the European Union, as part of the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which will be taking place in Paris in December 2018.

For this exceptional edition, the Mobile Film Festival is back with the rules that made it famous: 1 Mobile, 1 Minute, 1 Film, but now imposing a theme to filmmakers: #StandUp 4HumanRights, the slogan and official hashtag of the campaign celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

For 14 years, the Mobile Film Festival has been defending the values of equality and discovery, excluding economic obstacles thanks to the use of the mobile as well as the free inscription to participate to the festival, while adding value to the filmmakers’ creativity, who have one minute maximum to tell a story.

A festival which is 100% digital , that is the DNA of the Mobile Film Festival since its creation, but its very short and creative format allows a diffusion on all kinds of screens : mobile, tablet, computer, TV and cinema. During the last edition, the Mobile Film Festival received more than 1000 films from 88 countries and reached 17 million viewers.

The aim of the Mobile Film Festival is to reveal and support tomorrow’s talents by helping them to become more professional. By giving the floor to filmmakers from all geographic and cultural backgrounds, the festival presents a variety of strong and committed films. That is the perspective in which are implemented this partnerships with YouTube Creators for Change, UN Human Rights and the European Union.

This special edition of the Mobile Film Festival also benefits from the support of major Human Rights NGOs and international associations such as the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (French NHRI), the Human Rights League, the European Association for the defence of Human Rights (AEDH), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Human Rights Watch France, Care, Witness, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), The Elders, CIVICUS, etc… as well as the Institut Français.

The Mobile Film Festival will offer 66.000 € of creation grants.

Call for entries is open until 11 October 2018.
More information on www.mobilefilmfestival.com


  • I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you
  • When anyone’s human rights are denied, everyone's rights are undermined, so I will stand up
  • I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.

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