15th WATCH DOCS Press Accreditations

Journalists can now apply for press accreditations for the 15th WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film IFF.

Become a volunteer at the 14th WATCH DOCS IFF

Soon, WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film International Film Festival will kick off for the 15th time. As usual, we are looking for volunteers who will help us organize this event, which this year will be held between December 4 -10.

American Film Festival documentaries at the 15th WATCH DOCS

The 6th American Film Festival will be held in Wrocław between October 20-25. Apart from feature films, the line-up of this year’s edition will encompass a selection of the most interesting American documentaries of the season, which will be presented in two sections: American Docs and Special Docs. Four documentaries from the AFF program will be also featured in the line-up of the 15th WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film International Film Festival, to be held in Warsaw between December 4-10.

Special screenings of "Judgment in Hungary" across Poland

In a response to the rising tide of xenophobic and racist attitudes, permeating the public discourse in recent months, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and the Social Institute of Film, the organizers of the WATCH DOCS IFF, invite you to a series of screenings of the most acclaimed Hungarian documentary of recent years, “Judgment in Hungary,” followed by debates and discussions.

FUTURE DOCS Kicks off!

FUTURE DOCS is a new European project of the WATCH DOCS IFF for documentarians and human rights defenders.

The open call for entries to the 15th WATCH DOCS IFF is now closed

August 3 marked the last day of the open call for entries to the 15th WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film International Film Festival.

The countdown is on! Last days to submit your films to the 15th WATCH DOCS IFF

We would like to remind you that the call for entries to the 15th WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film IFF is open only through August 3. Thank you for all the films that have already been submitted.

Golden Horn and Silver Hobby-Horse for films nominated by WATCH DOCS

Karolina Bielawska wins the International Documentary Competition at the 55th Krakow Film Festival.

WATCH DOCS nominations at the 55th Krakow Film Festival

The 55th edition of Poland's oldest documentary festival, kicks off on May 31. This year, it is already for the tenth time that we are announcing WATCH DOCS nominations for the most intriguing human rights documentaries included in the Krakow Film Festival program, thereby selecting them to the competition of the WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film IFF (December 4-10).

WATCH DOCS at One World Brussels

On May 7 at 6:30 PM, as part of the One World Festival in Brussels, WATCH DOCS IFF in cooperation with the People in Need, Polish Institute, and Goethe Institute would like to invite you to the screening of Hanna Polak’s documentary "Something Better to Come."

WALK THE WATCH DOG: "Return to Homs"

On the second Sunday of March (10.05), KINO.LAB, located in the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, will host a screening of Talal Derki’s award-winning documentary „Return to Homs,” which received, among others, special mention at the 14th WATCH DOCS IFF.

Human rights film festival Docudays UA draws huge crowds in Kiev

The power of human rights documentary cinema becomes apparent in hard times–the 12th Docudays UA film festival, which has just came to an end, drew crowds that surpassed all expectations.