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ICFR is the film community's collective response to cases of filmmakers facing severe risk.


Release Ma Aeint!
Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Release Ma Aeint!

Urgent Call for the Release of Myanmar filmmaker Ma Aeint

The International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk calls for the Myanmar authorities to immediately and unconditionally release filmmaker Ma Aeint.

Release Çiğdem Mater!
Thursday, 28 April 2022

Release Çiğdem Mater!

The International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk (ICFR) calls for the Turkish authorities to immediately and unconditionally release film producer Çiğdem Mater.

On Monday, 25 April 2022, Çiğdem Mater was sentenced to 18 years in prison, together with six co-defendants, in what Amnesty International describes as “a travesty of justice of spectacular proportions”. The main accusation against Çiğdem is that she was trying to raise financing for a documentary project about the Gezi Park movement – a film which was never made.

Release Moataz Abdelwahab!
Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Release Moataz Abdelwahab!

Renewed Call for the Immediate Release of Egyptian Producer

The International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk (ICFR) calls for the Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release film producer Moataz Abdelwahab.

Solidarity with FreedomFilmFest
Friday, 23 July 2021

Solidarity with FreedomFilmFest

Global film community urges Malaysian authorities to drop all investigations and acts of intimidation on FreedomFilmFest

On 2nd June, Anna Har the festival director of the FREEDOMFILMFEST, and cartoonist Amin Landak, were called in for questioning by the Indonesian police over the production and online screening of a short animated film on police torture entitled, “Chili Powder and Thinner”. On the same day, the police raided the office of FreedomFilmFest and Amin’s home, and confiscated computers, modems and other related equipment. Subsequently, on 6 July, four more activists were called in for questioning. Three of them are members of SUARAM, a human rights organisation that co-produced the film, and the other was a guest speaker at the screening event.

Release Tatsiana Hatsura-Yavorska!
Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Release Tatsiana Hatsura-Yavorska!

In an open letter, the global film community expresses concern over Hatsura-Yavorska's arrest, along with that of other Belarusian human rights defenders.

The Human Rights Film Network, other film festivals from around the world and the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk joined a global call for the release of Belarusian cultural activist and human rights defender Tatsiana Hatsura-Yavorska, Director of the International Film Festival WATCH DOCS Belarus, who was arrested in Minsk on the 5th of April, along with several other human rights defenders.

A Safety Guide for Artists / Photo: ARC
A Safety Guide for Artists Photo: ARC
Wednesday, 3 February 2021

ARC Presents Safety Guide for Artists

Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) at PEN America released its first-ever Safety Guide for Artists. While comparable tools exist for practitioners like journalists, human rights defenders, and cartoonists, no such guide currently exists for artists at large, and we hope it will fill a crucial gap in resources available for artists to learn about and better respond to risks related to their work.


International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk (ICFR) — Home page

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