At the end of August we wrapped up Cinema without Borders Southeast Asia! Together with the Active Vista Film Festival in the Philippines we organised a five-day online workshop programme for human rights film festival organisers from Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
The interactive programme focused on the goals and objectives of human rights film festivals, programming films, transforming to online and hybrid festivals and also included sessions on security and censorship. Many guest speakers from film festivals in the region and organisations like Engage Media, Artist at Risk Connection, Ashoka and Forum Asia gave inspiring talks and presentations. Among the participants fresh ideas were shared, new connections were made and networks were built.
We look forward to cooperating with the participants’ festivals in the future!