14th Edition of Addis International Film Festival​

Spotlight on issues like human rights, gender discrimination

Initiative Africa is back with the 14th edition of Addis International Film Festival (AIFF) that will be held in Addis Ababa from December 16th-20th, 2020. The five-day documentary film festival presents a selection of 30 local and international films, under the theme of human rights and a free world in their different forms.

Viewings are set to take at the Hager Fiker Theater, Hyatt Regency Hotel and Vamdas entertainment, with COVID-19 safety precautions and maximum number of attendees of 50 per screening. AIFF will have its opening on December 16th, at 5:30 PM at the Vamdas Entertainment with the presence of invited guests and ambassadors.

The documentaries aim to contribute to the humanitarian efforts to put a spotlight on issues like human rights, discrimination due to gender, women empowerment, children rights, unfair labor practices, racial discrimination and ethnicity.

Through the screening of relevant documentaries and by convening discussions among experts and practitioners, AIFF is focusing on addressing the key drivers of change to engage in exchange of challenges and dilemmas related to the issue of human rights and sustainable humanitarian responses to social justice.

Each year the program highlights the industry’s emerging talent, paying homage to the year’s best documentary films, allowing the audience the opportunity to experience thought-provoking and insightful documentary cinema that offers unique or controversial perspectives in our world.

Over the past years, hundreds of award-winning documentaries featured from the globe have been screened in several cultural centres and cinemas in the Addis Ababa, and various local youth centres and universities across the country.

The event is a promotion of general underutilized standard of practice of documentary film making, production and post production.  Entrance is free, for all screenings and workshops.

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