The 3rd edition of the Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) Impact Day will take place as an online workshop on 27-28 January 2021 and in a hybrid event taking place on 8-9 March both in Geneva and online. After the online workshop, the selected films’ teams will then present their projects and attached campaigns to a wide range of NGOs and Foundations representatives. Also, parts of Impact Day’s online activities will be accessible for film professionals from around the world interested in learning more about how to use films for social change.
Now, the participating projects have been selected, representing 19 countries out of 131 submissions.
2021 FIFDH Impact Day selected projects
- 72 Hours. Directed by Anna Savchenko. Produced by Play Time Films (Belgium), SaNoSi Productions (France) and Volia Films (Estonia).
- Forbidden. Directed by Anelise Salan. Produced by The L Studio Film and Eastmovies (Romania).
- From The Shadows. Directed by Miriam Chandy. Produced by Filament Pictures Pvt Ltd (India), Bricolagista! and Film Independent (USA).
- Holding the Sky (working title). Directed by Pieter Van Eecke. Produced by Clin d’Oeil Films (Belgium) and Een van de jongens (Netherlands).
- Kamay. Directed and produced by Ilyash Yourish and Shahrokh Bikaran (Afghanistan).
- Little Big Women. Directed by Nadia Fares. Produced by Framevox (Switzerland).
- Lybia, No Escape From Hell. Directed by Sara Creta and Yuri Maldavski. Produced by Magneto (France).
- Mala Aria. Directed by Sandrina Koppitz. Produced by Elemag Pictures (Germany).
- Paradise. Directed by Karl Malakunas. Produced by Thoughtful Robot Productions (USA) and Storytellers International (Philippines).
- Testament. Directed by Meena Nanji and Zippy Kimundu. Produced by AfroFilms International (Kenya), Twende Pictures (USA) and Muiraquitã Films (Brazil)
- The Last Nomads. Directed by Biljana Tutorov and Petar Glomacić. Produced by Wake Up Films (Serbia), Cut-Up Production (Montenegro), Kinematograf (Slovenia), Les Films de l’Oeil Sauvage, and Svinger Film (Slovenia).
- The Mine. Directed by Nadine Pequeneza and Carla Molina. Produced by HitPlay Productions (Canada).
- To See You Again. Directed by Carolina Corral Paredes. Produced by Amate Films (Mexico).
- Urban Genesis. Directed by Dodo Hunziker. Produced by Doklab (Switzerland).
- Who’s Complaining. Directed by Roland Chauville and Tay Blyth-Kubota. Produced by Les Productions du Noyer (Switzerland).
- Why Plastic. Directed by Louise Kjeldsen, Carsten Stomer and Kate Godfrey. Produced by Plus Pictures and The Why Foundation (Denmark), a&o Buero (Germany) and Renegade Pictures (UK).