It’s an exciting time for film makers at Morehouse College!
The HBCU is hosting its fourth annual Human Rights Film Festival (MCHRFF) in September. They recently announced the 26 films that will be a part of the festival, across six different categories. The categories for the festival are Short Documentary, Short Feature, Full-Length Documentary, Full-Length Feature, Student Film category and the brand new Chromatic Black category, named after this year’s presenting sponsor, production company Chromatic Black.
“This year, more than ever, we want to uplift and support human rights storytelling that brings awareness to local, national and international human experiences,” said executive director of the MCHRFF, Kara Walker. “The Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival reviewed over 200 film submissions and selected 115 films to showcase. The 26 nominated films represent an incredible set of established and budding filmmakers from around the world.”
During the festival, documentaries and short films that have been submitted for judging are screened - provoking discussions about several topics, including race, gender identity, immigration, politics, health care, law enforcement and a number of other human rights and social justice topics. Not only do attendees get to see new films, but they can also go to workshops held by pros in screenwriting, directing, producing and editing.
The goal of the Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival is said to be “threefold: to educate and expand awareness of social justice issues, both nationally and globally; to generate conversation and dialogue around civil and human rights; and to inspire innovative and creative new approaches to social change. By promoting understanding and appreciation for world cultures, artistic and creative expression, and a commitment to global issues and social justice, the Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival (MCHRFF) is an exciting opportunity to engage the College and connect with filmmakers, humanitarians, social justice organizations, and festival attendees from all over the world.”