Secondly, due to the fact that this field is a niche, there are currently limited opportunities for international exchange. Therefore, raising funds and shooting films at the same time poses a great challenge for those involved.
The 1905 International Human Rights Film Festival will invite outstanding individuals working in HR films from around the world (not limited to the Asia-Pacific filmmakers) to exhibit and exchange their work. During their visit specialized short-term training course will be organized as well.
The APHRFN will help our in applying for international film festival as well as with international visiting scholar opportunities. To ensure the best information and opportunities we conduct interviews with foundations, HR NGO’s, film production companies, film institutes, HR filmmakers and film festivals from all over the world.
The APHRFN will organize annual international conferences on HR education and HR filmmaking in Bangkok, Thailand. Through these conferences we will link Asian HR filmmakers to the world of international HR. More precise and concrete information on this conference will follow soon. The preliminary planning is to hold this years’ conference at the beginning of December 2019.
The 1905 International Human Rights Film Festival will gradually expand and organized throughout the whole of the Asia-Pacific region. The 1905 Film Festival will serve as a platform to link Asia-Pacific HR filmmakers. This year, the above-mentioned conferences will take place in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Bangkok and we wish to combine these with the film festivals.