The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has launched its third annual Human Rights Film Awards. The 2011 ICCL Human Rights Film Awards invites individual film students, filmmakers, and/or those with a strong interest in human rights to submit an original short film focusing on a particular human rights issue in or related to Ireland.
The aim of the Human Rights Film Awards is to provide film students, filmmakers and those working in human rights with an opportunity to contribute to human rights discourse in Ireland, grappling with issues which affect some of the most vulnerable members of Irish society through the medium of film.
The Awards jury boasts such names as actress Victoria Smurfit and filmmaker Kirsten Sheridan. Director of hit Irish film His & Hers Ken Wardrop has also been announced as the newest addition to the jury.
Applications are now open, and the deadline for entries is Friday, 15th April 2011.