Festival Aims

To promote and screen new films which show how the challenges facing the United Nations, development agencies and human rights organisations are tackled. We identify some of these challenges with the United Nations Three Pillars of Freedom:

Freedom from want: Sustainable Development Goals beyond 2015; The World we want.
Freedom from fear: Through efforts to bring about collective security and peace.
Freedom to live in dignity: Through the application of justice for all, underpinned by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

And in protecting the Environment
And to encourage young filmmakers and creatives to work together to raise awareness of the
United Nations Three Pillars of Freedom and the Sustainable Development Goals.

We offer Best Film awards in the following categories

Human Security
Human Rights
Short film (up to 15 minutes)
Young Film Maker

What's on where?
BFI Youth Day 2023
Festival History