Human Right Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) 2015

The Human Right Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) is thrilled to announce its full 2015 program that consists of an impressive and entertaining line up of film, arts and forums. Punthill Apartment Hotels are proud sponsors of this exciting line up of Australian talent.

Beginning in Melbourne on May 7, the Festival will open with the Melbourne premiere of Australian documentary I Will Not Be Silenced, which follows the true story of Australian Charlotte Campbell Stephen.

The Festival will close with the Australian premiere of The Beekeeper. The 2015 HRAFF program features 31 feature films, 18 shorts, 15 forums and 5 exhibitions including the 2014 Sundance Candescent Award-winning Marmato

For the first time 2015 HRAFF will present a talk series – the Breakfast Sessions – four forums over two weekends that will discuss topics that are at the forefront of the human rights debate, including domestic violence, climate change, refugees, and women’s rights and culture. Looking to bring fresh perspectives and offer new insights, panels have been assembled to bring a variety of opinions, knowledge and expertise. Breakfast will be available at these sessions and will take place Sat 9, Sun 10, Sat 16 and Sun 17 March between 10 – 11am at HRAFF Hub at the Optic Kitchen + Bar at ACMI. Registration is essential via

HRAFF will once again join with Melbourne Cinémathèque to co-present two films that capture the essence of America at a time of change and upheaval: Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing and Bill Morrison’s documentary The Great Flood.

This is just a selection of the titles and events from this year’s HRAFF program. For more information and to view the full festival program please visit

Tickets and passes available now at

The Festival opens in Melbourne on 7 May then tours nationally to Sydney, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Alice Springs and Darwin.


MELBOURNE 7 May – 21 May
Film Venues: ACMI and Bella Union

Art Venues: Federation Square Atrium, No Vacancy Project Space, Fort Delta Gallery and Chapter House Lane.

HRAFF Festival Hub: Optic Kitchen + Bar, ACMI

CANBERRA 22 May – 25 May
Venue: Palace Electric Cinema

SYDNEY 26 May – 30 May
Venue: Dendy Cinema Newtown

DARWIN 30 May – 1 June
Venue: Deckchair Cinema

BRISBANE 2 June – 4 June
Venue: Brisbane Powerhouse

PERTH 2 June – 4 June
Venue: Cinema Paradiso

ALICE SPRINGS 5 June – 7 June
Venue: Totem Theatre

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