116% Funded


Target: €4000


€4,670 Raised


70 Funders

ICCL Human Rights Film Awards 2014



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.

This is the 6th annual Human Rights Film Awards, and we’re working hard to make it our best yet! We are organising 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: Lenny Abrahamson; Paco de Onis; Brenda Fricker; Brian Gleeson; Grainne Humphreys; John Kelleher; Conor McPherson; Rebecca Miller; Senator David Norris; Nicky Phelan; Stephen Rea; Kirsten Sheridan; Victoria Smurfit; and Pamela Yates.

Why Fundit?

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

Over the past two years, we have run successful Fundit campaigns 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 smash – our targets. Thank you, thank you, 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. Our target this year is €4,000, and we’re asking you to help us beat 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 6th annual ICCL Human Rights Film Awards a huge success!

And special thanks to Karl Hayden for so kindly sponsoring our Fundit video!

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



2 days and counting!

We’re getting ready to roll out the red carpet at the Light House Cinema this Thursday evening and would like to again thank you for making this event possible, which we hope will be a special and memorable evening for all of our guests. A very special congratulations to Jean Murnane, the winner of our raffle for Dinner for 2 at Brasserie 7 and 2 tickets to a film of your choice at the Light House Cinema. Enjoy! Again, thank you for your support of the Human Rights Film Awards. We’re so grateful. See you on Thursday!

Thanks you to, we did it!!!

Thank you to: George Nick Brown Bag Films Mary Maria Moninne Eamon Ruth Laura Liam Fergal Kim Greg Francis Douglas Robert Suzy Aonghus Steve Stu Rachel Ger Alan Emma Jody Darragh Jennifer Minhee Catherine Suzanne Tricia Stephanie Liz Michael Cormac Judy Holly Sinead Siobhán Amy Rachel Niall Mairead Liz Maeve Saoirse Elizabeth Scannain.com Tara Ana Jeni John Baker Richard John W. Rose Sheila Denis John Stokes Mary Sheila Kathleen Siobhan Catherine Fergus Mark Sinead Brian Chip 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 running a cake sale to support our Fundit campaign, and to Brown Bag Films for matching what they raised – amazing! We have smashed 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! We will be emailing you soon about your rewards & raffle winnings. See you at the Light House on Thursday, 26 June. If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, please email Eabha to let her know you can make it at filmawards@iccl.ie. Again, thank you, thank you!

One last push!

Thanks to you, we are at over 87% of our target! We have €488 left to raise, and 23 hours left to make it all the way. We’re so grateful for your support. On behalf of all of us here at the ICCL, a huge thank you! We’re asking you to help us with one last push to get us over the line. Our campaign closes tomorrow, 27 May 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 & all at the ICCL P.S. We’ll be emailing our raffle winners soon. Keep an eye on your inbox!

4 days to go and we’ve just passed 52% of our total! Yippee!

Thank you so much for all of your pledges and donations. We’re very grateful for your support in helping to bring the Film Awards to life. Today, we attended a bake sale at the offices of Brown Bag Films in aid of our fundit campaign so a huge thank you to everyone at Brown Bag for the delicious goodies that were made and donated. (A special thanks to Jean Herlihy for putting the event together and to Christophe’s Café, Oscar’s Café Bar & Fresh Supermarket for so kindly donating treats! ). We still have €1,885 to go, so if you can take a few minutes to ask 2 others to pledge to our Fundit campaign, that would be such a huge help. Your support is invaluable, and we’re so very grateful. Thank you – and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday, 26th June in the Light House Cinema!

We're well on our way, with 6 days to go!

Wow, what a great start to our campaign! We’re now at 28% of our goal, and we’ve got 6 days left to get to 100%. With your help, we can do it! The films can be moving, funny and hard-hitting. They also help us to sit up and take notice about human rights - here in our own communities and around the world. From all of us here, a huge thank you! We have 6 days left, and €2,890 left to raise. To help us reach 100%, please help us spread the word – on Facebook, Twitter, by email and the old-fashioned way – by telling friends & family about it. Your support is invaluable, and we’re so very grateful. P.S. If you would like to give more, that too would be great! :) You can increase the value of your pledge by logging into your Fundit account. Thank you – and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday, 26 June in the Light House Cinema!

funders (70)

There are 69 public funders of this project

There are 1 anonymous funders of this project