Competitions and Awards
HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival presents two competition programs. One for new Norwegian documentaries (with no restraints on topic), and one for International documentaries concerning human rights related topics. The Norwegian films have been submitted and pre-selected by a jury, while the international competition program is curated.
Besides these two competition programs we also have a large film program outside of competition, with a wide selection of international documentaries on any topic imaginable.
International Competition Program
The international competition program consists of up to 10 documentaries focusing on human rights issues. The winner will receive The Human Rights Human Wrongs Film Award and 30.000 NOK given by Amnesty International Norway and The Norwegian Helsinki Committee, two organizations that have been close partners of the festival since its beginning. With this award they wish to highlight filmmakers’ efforts to make a human rights case better known to an international audience.
The International competition program is curated. For questions, please contact the festival administration.
Norwegian Competition Program
Up to 10 new Norwegian documentaries will compete for the HUMAN Award and 50 000 NOK, as well as a qualification for Amanda nomination.
A pre-selection committee will consider all submitted films, before a jury presentes the winner at our Awards Ceremony.
The competition program for Norwegian documentaries is open to all films running longer than 40 minutes. The program has no restrictions regarding topic.
Follow our website for news about registration deadline in December 2021.
For any questions regarding the competition and registration, contact Kari Nøst Hegseth at [email protected]