2017 Festival Overview

The second annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival opens for a week of unforgettable international cinema on Friday, April 14, 2017, at the Colorado State University Lory Student Center Theater. Join with us and awaken to your world, connect across cultures, and transform lives near and far. New to ACT? Watch our 2016 Festival sizzle reel to learn more.

Sizzle Reel

Student Short Film Contest

This year the festival launches a special student filmmaker section, celebrating excellence in the field of socially conscious cultural production. We invite students from the Intermountain West to submit an original work of short narrative fiction, documentary, or animated film exploring themes related to human rights for selection. The top films will be screened on the festival’s closing day.

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March 1: ACT Denver Preview at Sie Film Center

Fort Collins-based ACT Human Rights Film Festival will host director Beth Murphy and her award-winning 2016 documentary, WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, at the Sie Film Center in Denver. ACT’s director of programming, Dr. Scott Diffrient, will moderate an intimate post-screening Q&A session…more

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Tickets Go On Sale March 16

Tickets to screenings of the 2017 ACT Human Rights Film Festival go on sale March 16. Purchase tickets online, in person, by phone through the Lincoln Center Box Office.

2016 Festival Recap

The first annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival was an amazing success. 18 Films from 13 Countries. 9 artist guests. 25 Call to ACT partners. One amazing quote: “Best thing CSU has done in my 40 years in the community.” See for yourself:
ACT Sizzle Reel

ACT Kickoff at Odell Brewing

Join us at Odell Brewing on March 28 from 7-9 p.m. for a special kickoff to the ACT Human Rights Film Festival. We’ll be screening trailers of our top festival picks, giving away tickets and T-shirts, drinking yummy Screening Session IPA, demoing virtual reality, and much more! Details coming soon!

Upcoming Dates

  • February 20, 2017: World Day of Social Justice
  • March 1, 2017: ACT Preview in Denver
  • March 16, 2017: Tickets go on sale
  • March 28, 2017: ACT Kickoff at Odell Brewing Co.
  • April 14-21, 2017: ACT Human Rights Film Festival