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Our dear partners, we are excited to present to you the annual report of Manya Human Rights International Film Festival 2013. Click here to get a copy

Countries Represented at this year's MHRIFF 2014 

The 42 films selected at this year's 5th edition of Manya Human Rights International Film Festival are from 38 countries not just stories but also personalities. Kindly click here 


Call For Festival Volunteers 

The"Call for Festival Volunteers" at this year's 5th edition of Manya Human Rights International Film Festival running on December 9th to 14th, 2014 is now open until December 3, 2014. For details  on how to apply, please download a one page document by clicking here  

Official Manya Human Rights International Film Festival 2014 

Please note, our festival is FREE ENTRY in all selected venues!


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Look out for the selected film Line-up 2014 coming Soon!!! 


Urgent Notice for Film Makers that submitted their entries to this year's 5th Edition

Kindly note that, Film makers'/Producers' works (films) that will be selected for this year's edition by the submission team will be notified through our official email that is submission@manya.org.ug by October 27th - 30th, 2014. If you submitted your submission form or entry, we highly encourage you to send us a DVD for review purposes. We regret  to inform you that there will NOT be  any films reviewed through the internet or links sent to us. However in some instances, there might be special considerations made. Thank you once again for choosing Manya Human Rights International Film Festival as the place to showcase your works to the rest of the world. In case of any inquiries about the festival kindly send an email to festival-director@manya.org.ug.



Film Submission for the 5th Manya Human Rights International Film Festival - CLOSED

We would like to thank all those who took their time to send us their film entry for this year's Manya Human Rights International Film Festival that runs on December 9th to 14th, 2014. Please look out for the final list that will be published on our social sites at the end of October and early November. For further details, please contact the Festival director by email at festival-director@manya.org.ug


Female Documentary Film Training (Download MS word survey here)

The "Female Documentary Film Training" will be held on September 4th to 9th, 2014 in Kampala Uganda. Interested applicants click here for details or fill in an online survey by clicking here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=sBtpLqITyuhHn6Mkk4yZTg_3d_3d 

or else Please download the survey in word by clicking here and send it to cd@manya.org.ug by September 1, 2014


Manya Human Rights International Film Festival - Detailed Program

Manya Human Rights International Film Festival 2013

Please Click here to get a copy of a Brief Film Screening Program in over 40 selected Venues in Kampala on the dates December 10, 14, 2013!



Manya Human Rights Intermational Film Festival - December 10-14, 2013


Planned Activities Include;

  • Film Screening (Based on this year's theme) in over 40 locations for Five (5) Days including Outdoor screenings in Slums
  • Panel Sessions on selected thematic topics from this year's theme TO BE CONDUCTED BY EXPERTS.
  • CSO Exhibition (100 slots planned) for three (3) days - December 12-14, 2013. Registration is still on. For registration kindly click here to download the form.
  • Pre-Festival Film Screenings activities in Selected Universities
  • Animation, Female and youth Film workshops
  • Q and A sessions
  • Best Human Rights "Short Film" from FIVE (5) East African countries. 
  • Meetings with regional festival organisers
  • Reception (Opening night of the festival - BY INVITATION)

For details send an email to manya@manya.org.ug or festival-director@manya.org.ug. Or call +256-753-913 027 Or +256-774-585-137.

Supported by Movies That Matter, Raising Voices, Click here for details incase of partnership Inclusion

Film Submission to the 4th edition of MHRIFF 2013 - CLOSED!

Successful applicants will be notified by October 25-30, 2013 the decision made by the submission committee through this email address - submission@manya.org.ug 


4th Manya Human Rights International Film Festival - December 10-14, 2013

Manya Cultural Foundation (MCF) organizers of the annual Independent and International event - Manya Human Rights International Film Festival (MHRIFF) marks the third year in Operation - this 2013. With the fete celebrating its Fourth edition in Kampala, this year's theme will mainly evolve around an inimitable theme again that is "Social Media in Promoting (The Rule of Law, Good Governance, Democracy and Transparency)..... Please Click here for details


Call for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to Exhibit - December 12-14, 2013 in Kampala

The exhibition targeting CSOs and NGOs focused on human rights will take place on December 12-14, 2013 during the annual Manya Human Rights International Film Festival under the theme "Social Media in Promoting (The Rule of law, Good Governance, Democracy and Transparency). Registration is open to both Local and International organisations. Registration deadline is November 20, 2013 and late registration is November 30, 2013.

Fill in the Registration form that should take 5 minutes and email it to manya@manya.org.ug.

An online submission form is available for registration. Please click below to download the form!

Exhibition Registration Form for NGOs and NGOs


Missed the 3rd edition of Manya Human Rights International Film Festival in 2012, a chance to catch up is here! Kindly click here to access the Festival Report 2012.


2012 comes to an end soon! A number of activities have happened here at Maya Cultural Foundation! This has not come as a coincidence but the support and partnership each one of you has exhibited with us is undeniably APPRECIATED. From us here and the team Manya Human Rights International Film Festival (MHRIFF), we thank you very much and wish you a Prosperous 2013!


Program Guide of  Films and Venues (From A-Z) 

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A full copy of films that screened in 2012 is available. Click here

Message from the Festival Director in 2012


FOR PREVIOUS ACTIVITIES; Kindly click here for the Archive page