7th ACT Human Rights Film Festival

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After two years of fully virtual festivals, the ACT Human Rights Film Festival returns to the Lory Student Center and The Lyric for four full days of film, music, meditation and conversations. The seventh ACT Human Rights Film Festival takes place March 31 – April 3, 2022 in Fort Collins and concludes with a virtual encore online April […]

Kickoff Party at Odell Brewing on March 8, 2022

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Join us for our 7th annual Kickoff Party at Odell Brewing in Fort Collins. Check out the 2022 festival’s trailers, brush up on your ACT trivia to win festival passes or tickets, and sample our signature ACT Screening Sessions festival brew by Odell. March 8, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. at Odell Brewing at 800 E […]

Black History Month: Film + Art

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Celebrate Black History Month with CSU’s Black/African American Cultural Center, ACT Human Rights Film Festival, and Gregory Allicar Museum of Art. New visual art exhibition “Black Art at CSU: Building a Presence” opened on February 2, 2022. Due to inclement weather, the opening reception and guided tours will take place on February 23, 2022 from […]

ACT receives grant from Colorado Arts Relief Fund

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ACT Human Rights Film Festival has been selected by Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), a division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, to receive a grant through the Colorado Arts Relief Fund in support of our April 2022 film festival and year-round programming. The Colorado Arts Relief Fund is a funding initiative passed […]

Hungry to Learn + Panel

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As part of CSU’s Diversity Symposium, ACT Human Rights Film Festival is proud to present a free encore screening of 2020 ACT festival film Hungry to Learn from Oct. 25-Nov. 7, 2021. Hungry to Learn will be available to watch at home, and a panel of CSU staff and students will discuss CSU’s initiatives to […]

Native American Heritage Month film + Q&A

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Home From School: The Children of Carlisle Native American Heritage Month is held during November, and is nationally-recognized as a month to celebrate Native Americans; past, present, and future. On November 10 and 11, join CSU’s Native American Cultural Center, RamEvents, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, and ACT Human Rights Film Festival for the documentary […]

World Premiere: Robert’s Village

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Originally selected to screen at ACT Human Rights Film Festival’s 2020 edition, Robert’s Village will premiere on October 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM at Colorado State University. About the film: Robert Serunjogi lost most of his family members during the brutal slayings of Uganda’s Idi Amin administration. After fleeing his home country, Robert started working […]

ACT Year-Round presents Forget Me Not

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“Inclusion early on almost guarantees inclusion later on. But segregation early on almost guarantees segregation in the rest of life.” -Sara Jo Soldovieri ACT Human Rights Film and The Lyric have resumed collaboratively screening must-see films throughout the year starting on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Join us in-person or at-home for an exclusive screening of […]

Juneteenth!

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June 19 or “Juneteenth” has been celebrated within the Black American community since the late 1800s, when the date emerged as the first national commemoration of the end of Black slavery in the United States. As CSU’s President McConnell wrote last year, “What I am struck by even in just scratching the surface of this […]

Where to watch ACT films

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Since 2016, ACT Human Rights Film Festival has screened more than 100 films during our first six festivals and at year-round events. Here’s the list of all films ACT has programmed and where you can watch them from home. Many of the films from 2020 and 2021 have filmmaker Q&As posted on ACT’s YouTube channel.