107% Funded


Target: €4000


€4,285 Raised


81 Funders

ICCL Human Rights Film Awards 2015



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.

The ICCL Human Rights Film Awards is Ireland’s only human rights short film competition, bringing together the best in filmmaking with passionate human rights advocates to show how the arts, especially film, can raise awareness about human rights and inspire people to make a difference – in their communities and in the world around them.

2015 marks the 7th annual Human Rights Film Awards, and we’re working hard to make it the best yet! We will hold a special gala screening and awards ceremony in Dublin’s Light House Cinema in June, 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, while putting human rights issues centre stage.

This project involves filmmakers, advocates and activists engaging with a vast range of pressing human rights issues. Topics covered in previous shortlisted films have included poverty, marriage equality, racism, conflict, disability, children’s rights and the rights of older people.

The Jury includes well-known filmmakers, screenwriters, actors and human rights experts: Paco de Onis; Brenda Fricker; Brian Gleeson; Grainne Humphreys; John Kelleher; Rebecca Miller; Tomm Moore; Senator David Norris; Nicky Phelan; Stephen Rea; Kirsten Sheridan; Victoria Smurfit; Ken Wardrop; and Pamela Yates.

Why Fund it?

This project is made possible by the generosity of our Jury, Panel, sponsors, supporters, members and friends, for which we are deeply grateful.

We have run three successful Fundit campaigns in previous years to raise funds to pay for the costs associated with the Human Rights Film Awards, such as technical production, equipment and venue hire, posters and invitations. Our friends and supporters have dug deep and supported our campaigns, helping us to meet – and beat – our targets. Thank you!

By raising funds from our community of supporters, it means that we free up other funds from our core budget for other human rights projects – and we can do more to promote the films and the important issues they raise. This year, we are also launching a series of labs and workshops for shortlistees to connect and exchange ideas and learning about human rights and filmmaking. Our target this year is €4,000, and we’re asking you to help us reach it.

And over to you!

A huge thank you to everyone involved with bringing the ICCL Human Rights Film Awards to life. We hope you will check out our excellent rewards and pledge - a little or a lot. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you to make our 7th annual ICCL Human Rights Film Awards a huge success!

And special thanks to Niamh Heery for so kindly sponsoring our Fundit video!

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



We did it!

Thanks to you, we met our target of €4,000! Thank you to: Jo Krisztina Amy Jane Stephanie Seaneen Nick Holly David Maria Robert Minhee Paul Johnnie Clare Amy Elizabeth Joan Noeline Fiona Aideen Alan Anne Hilkka Aoife Colin Lianne Catherine Audrey Sinéad Linda Amy Catherine Steve Cathy Brown Bag Films Siobhán Michelle Aonghus Richard Laura Arthur Colin Eamon Orla Stu Emma Fergus Alison Niall Liam Tara Suzy Lucy Caragh Michael Azzy Sinéad Vivienne Mary Karen Francisco Paula Scannain.com Denis Saoirse Siobhán Francis Fergal Ailbhe Jennifer And to our anonymous funders, and to all of those who sent cheques and called the office to pledge, an enormous THANK YOU! We’re so grateful for your support of the ICCL Human Rights Film Awards and for giving us the resources we need to run the project. A very special thank you to Jean Herlihy & all at Brown Bag Films for coming along to a coffee morning in Oscar’s Café Smithfield to support our Fundit campaign, to Oscar’s for providing the tea, coffee & treats and to Brown Bag Films for matching what they raised – amazing! We have reached our target with your help – and we still have some time to go if you know of others who might like to check out our rewards & make a pledge! We’re simply overwhelmed by the support, positive feedback & kind words we’ve received about this project and our Fundit campaign. Thank you!

3 Days to Go!

Thursday, 4 June 2015: 3 days to go and we’re at 53% of our goal. Hooray! Thank you so much for all of your donations. We’re very grateful for your support in helping to bring the Human Rights Film Awards to life. We still have €1,870 to go to reach our target, so if you can take a couple of minutes to ask 2 others to pledge to our Fundit campaign, it would be such a huge help. Thank you again for your invaluable support – and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday, 18 June at 7 PM in the Light House Cinema.

funders (81)

There are 76 public funders of this project

There are 5 anonymous funders of this project