ALBA: ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights / ALBA's Human Rights Documentary Film Festival / 2018 George Watt Prize

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2019 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism 

The ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism is granted on an annual basis to individuals or organizations whose work has had an exceptionally positive impact on the advancement and/or defense of human rights. The 2019 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism will be presented at an official ceremony in New York in the spring of 2019. Through the generosity of the Puffin Foundation, a $100,000 cash award will be given to the laureate individual or organization to support their ongoing work in the area of Human Rights Activism.

Representatives of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, recipients of the 2018 award

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ALBA's Human Rights Documentary Film Festival returns this fall! 

Now in its seventh year, ALBA's Impugning Impunity has never been more critical. The festival provokes dialogue about justice, resistance, and equality through a slate of groundbreaking new documentaries on human rights issues and community talk-backs with human rights advocates and activists. Through its open call, the festival gives voice to unheard communities and filmmakers across the world. 

Deadline for submissions: July 20, 2018
Festival: NYC, September 21–23, 2018



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The 2018 George Watt Prize deadline is approaching!

The deadline is July 1, 2018.

Three pre-collegiate winners will receive $250each, while one winner in the undergraduate category will receive $500 and one winner in the graduate category will receive $1000. 

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