Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

18th Annual

BHRFF 2018

Through an annual film festival BHRFF supports independent filmmakers, fosters dialogue and promotes action. For eighteen years, volunteer committee members have selected scores of insightful and moving films they hope will encourage the community to explore and engage with critical issues. Films are followed by facilitated discussion, some led by the filmmakers themselves. See the Festival History tab above for action you can take on film issues. Use this tab to find local libraries with copies of most recent films.

The 18th annual festival was a success, with over 1500 viewers of the 25 films in 13 venues. Thank you to all the community organizations that co-presented films with us this year. Most of our festival films will end up in local libraries. In early April look in the "Festival History" section here for a full list of festival films and which library they are in.

Mayor's Arts Award
BHRFF was one of 2015's recipients of the annual Mayor's Arts Awards.  The award recognizes "the film festival and the outlet it provides to filmmakers in addressing challenging issues".

BHRFF Recognition
Our festival has been listed in an article on the Audience Awards website as one of nine "Film Festivals That Are Making A Difference" in the U.S.