Through an annual film festival BHRFF supports independent filmmakers, fosters dialogue and promotes action. For fourteen 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 Film History tab above for action you can take on film issues. Use this tab to find local libraries for copies of most recent films.
Human Rights Award
Amnesty International USA's local Group 270 received an award for its financial and volunteer support of the Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival. At the AIUSA annual meeting in Chicago in April, Group 270 received "Honorable Mention" for the Sister Laola Hironaka Award "in recognition of your inspiring commitment to the promotion of human rights".
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.