Join us on Thursday, 1 June at Luna on SX (6.30pm) to celebrate 10 years of the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF)!
HRAFF is a not-for-profit arts organisation that explores diverse and inspiring human stories, through mediums of film, art, music and forums.
HRAFF inspires and engages audiences by focusing on social justice and human rights issues with their annual festival, a year-round CineSeeds program, andthrough online networks and partners. HRAFF is an independent organisation which is not aligned or affiliated with any political party or religious group.
In the lead up to its milestone 10th anniversary, HRAFF continues to provide a platform whereby creatives, organisations and the Australian public are brought together bycommon desire to contribute to social change.
Sophisticated, sensitive and surprising. Cinematic gems from Australia’s finest short-filmmakers ...
FOR THE KIDS
Alejandra Canales / Australia / 2015 / 11 mins / English / Documentary
Rosie and Eddie are parents changing their community by dedicating their lives to foster care.
UNDER THE SUN
Qiu Yang / China and Australia / 2015 / 19 mins / Wu Chinese with English subtitles / Narrative
Two families embroiled in seeking reparation for an incident, unveiling the pressures of class struggle in urban China.
GAMBLING WITH MINDS
Genevieve Clay-smith / Australia / 2016 / 10 mins / English / Documentary
A poetic, experimental documentary expressing the lived experience of mental illness through interviews and movement.
Thomas Baricevic / Australia / 2015 / 15 mins / English and Dinka with English subtitles / Narrative
Majak, a young refugee set on returning to his mother, finds it difficult to adjust to life in Melbourne after fleeing South Sudan.
Joshua Hoareau / Australia / 2016 / 5 mins / English / Narrative
Two detectives seek justice in this comedy of errors.
Dylan River / Australia / 2015 / 11 mins / 2016 / English / Narrative
“At the home, they told me she was Indian…” A young man’s quest to find out about his late Indigenous mother.
LOVING MY MUM
Jessica O’Meara / Australia / 2016 / 11 mins / English / Documentary
Some bonds can’t be broken; a personal documentary exploring the complexities of mental illness with the intimacy of a home movie.
Alex Murawski / Australia / 2016 / 10 mins / English / Narrative
Being a kid is tough, being yourself is harder. In the face of humiliation, Ari finds courage to do just that.
LOVE IS LOVE
Logan Mucha& Daniel Von Czarnecki / Australia / 2016 / 12 mins / English / Documentary
A look into the lives of four LGBTI families from Australia, demonstrating regardless of identity, love is all you need.