Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

18th Annual

BHRFF 2017

Through an annual film festival BHRFF supports independent filmmakers, fosters dialogue and promotes action. For seventeen 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.


HELP US WITH THE NEW FESTIVAL!  If you appreciate the festival, please help put it on.  We need more folks to make it happen.  Join us for an informational meeting on how the festival is put together and how you can help.  It is at 7:00 PM, Monday, October 11 in the meeting room in the rear of the Public Market at Cornwall and York downtown.


SPECIAL FILM SCREENING:  As part of the Pickford Film Center's Doctober program, BHRFF is cosponsoring the film "Yasuni Man".  It shows October 30 at 6:30 PM (director Ryan Killackey present) and November 5 at 12:30 PM.  This amazing film is the urgent story of the threat to the highly diverse Ecuadorian Amazon region by Chinese and American oil interests.  DON'T MISS IT!

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.