112% Funded

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Target: €4000

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€4,495 Raised

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100 Funders

ICCL Human Rights Film Awards 2012

By ICCL

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The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) is Ireland’s independent human rights watchdog, which monitors, educates and campaigns to ensure that human rights are protected and respected in Ireland.

In 2009, the ICCL launched the Human Rights Film Awards, Ireland’s only human rights short film competition. Our idea: bring together the best in filmmaking with passionate human rights advocates to show how the arts, especially film, can be used to raise awareness about human rights and to inspire people to make a difference – in their communities and in the world around them.

Our 4th annual gala screening and awards ceremony will take place in late June in Dublin’s Light House Cinema, where the shortlisted films will be screened and the winner and runners-up will be announced. The evening is a unique opportunity for the filmmakers to highlight their creative work, and to put human rights issues centre stage.

The Awards have attracted filmmakers, advocates and activists engaging with a vast range of pressing human rights issues, from poverty to racism; from conflict to disability; and from children’s rights to the rights of older people. You can watch the shortlisted films from our 2009, 2010 and 2011 Awards on our website.

The Jury includes some of the most well-known filmmakers and professionals in film and human rights in Ireland:
Brenda Fricker; Grainne Humphreys; John Kelleher; James Morris; Senator David Norris; Kirsten Sheridan; Stephen Rea; Tomm Moore; Rod Stoneman; Victoria Smurfit; Ken Wardrop.

Why Fundit?

This project continues to be made possible due to the generosity of our Jury, Panel, sponsors, supporters, members and friends, and for this we are immensely grateful.

Every year, we have set aside some funding from our core budget to pay for equipment and venue hire, technical production, posters, invitations and other costs associated with the ICCL Human Rights Film Awards. This year, we decided to share the love a bit and include a whole new community of friends. We have set a target of €4,000 for our first Fundit.ie outing – which we hope to crush!

The more pledges we bring in, the more we can do to promote the shortlisted films and the themes they cover, such as organising further screenings for our shortlisted films coupled with Q&A sessions with the filmmakers.

With enough pledges, funds which we’ve set aside for the ICCL Human Rights Film Awards will be available to invest in other human rights projects, such as our Know Your Rights Guides.

Over to you!

A huge thank you again to everyone involved with bringing the ICCL Human Rights Film Awards to life. We hope you will check out our excellent rewards packages and pledge a little or a lot. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you to make this year’s ICCL Human Rights Film Awards the best yet!

- Karen, Walt, Egle & all at the ICCL Human Rights Film Awards Team

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An enormous thank you (or 96 of them!)!

We made it! Enormous thanks to everyone for digging deep and helping us get over the line. We’re exhausted but elated at 110% of our target – and we’ve still got 4 hours to go, in case you know someone else who would like to pledge. We’re so grateful for all of your support to help get us here! Now that we’ve met the film awards goal, we can put additional funds raised towards projects like our Know Your Rights Guides, which are clear and concise packs explaining our rights – and, importantly, what to do if you feel your rights have been violated. Packs focusing on children’s rights and civil partnership for same sex couples are due out soon – additional pledges will help us with promoting the packs, getting them out there and providing training for information and advice-givers. Further information can be found here: www.knowyourrights.ie Again, thank you! Thank you! - All at the ICCL

One last push!

What a day! Thanks to you, we are nearly, almost there! We have less than €500 left to raise, and 23 hours left to make it all the way. We’re so grateful for your support – for pledging, tweeting, facebooking, chatting, phoning and helping us to create a buzz about the ICCL Human Rights Film Awards. We’re asking you to help us with one last push to get us over the line. Our campaign closes tomorrow, 14 June at 5 PM. If everyone who has pledged so far asks 1 more person to get on board and pledge, there’s no doubt we’ll make it! Again, a million thanks for your support – we’re almost there! Karen, Walt, Egle & all at the ICCL P.S. We’ll be announcing our raffle winners on Friday morning. Stay tuned!

1 Day Left on Fundit and €1735 to go. Help us make it!

Our Fundit campaign closes on Thursday, 14 June at 5 PM. You’ve pledged your support for the ICCL Human Rights Film Awards, and we’re so grateful. Please help us get over the line by asking 2 others to come on board and pledge their support of the ICCL Human Rights Film Awards. Every pledge is a huge help. Fingers & toes crossed we make it! Thank you again for your support!

2 Days Left!

We’re over 46% of our target – and we’ve got 2 days left to make it all the way. We know times are tough for everyone, and we’d just like to thank all of our pledgers for digging deep and supporting the ICCL Human Rights Film Awards. We’re so grateful! The ICCL launched this project in 2009 to raise awareness about human rights issues in Ireland and around the world and, importantly, to encourage people to get out there and want to make a difference. We started by contacting the experts in the filmmaking business in Ireland – from Windmill Lane, Filmbase and the Light House Cinema to a range of Oscar-nominated and Oscar-winning directors and actors. And to our absolute delight, the response was really positive, and they wanted to help. So we put the call out for entries and waited nervously...when we received over 50 entries that first year, we knew we were on to something. Since that time, our Jury, Panel, volunteers, sponsors and the competition entrants have continued to amaze with their expertise, time and dedication to making the Human Rights Film Awards a success every year. Along the way, we have learned an awful lot – about films, filmmaking and how to put on what we hope is a great show every year. But as anyone who has seen the shortlisted films and has come to our screening knows, it’s so much more than that. This project brings people together to get the conversation going about human rights and to work towards solutions. The films, which can be moving, funny and thought-provoking, show us a new way of looking at human rights – in Ireland and around the world. And that’s really what this project is about – making human rights real for people and reinforcing the importance of protecting and promoting our rights. Thank you for taking the time to read more about our project. A massive THANK YOU to everyone who has pledged! If you haven’t yet, please pledge your support and help us get to 100%!

We’re at 25%

A massive THANK YOU to Yvonne, Oisin, Edel, Noeline, Giollaíosa, Cormac, Caoimhe, Liam, Claire, Moninne, Alan, Sheila, Edward, Mark, Saoirse, Siobhán and Vivian Cummins Architects for generously pledging to the ICCL Human Rights Film Awards fundit campaign. We've just broken the 25% barrier! But it's not time to celebrate yet - there’s a long way to go & 5 days to do it. Remember, if we don't reach our target, we get 0, so please – if you haven't yet, get pledging in support of our human rights awareness raising project & help us spread the word! Many thanks from all of us here at the ICCL!

News from the Light House Cinema!

A huge thank you to everyone for your pledges so far! And to our friends at the Light House Cinema, who have very kindly sponsored the venue hire for the Gala Screening later this month – wow, thank you! We’re so grateful!

Shortlist Announced!

Our Fundit campaign is well and truly underway – a huge thank you to everyone for visiting our page & pledging! Exiting News: We’ve just announced the Human Rights Film Awards 2012 shortlist! Our heartfelt congratulations go to the filmmakers and their teams on this great achievement: Anna Byrne: Leave to remain Roser Corella: Machine Man Zlata Filipovic & Anna Rodgers: Hold on Tight Kevin Flynn: A Hard Road Travelled Liz Lobato: Padres Adam Shapiro & Trish McAdam: Chen Guangcheng: Caged Bird Find out more & view clips here: www.humanrightsfilmawards.org

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There are 76 public funders of this project


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