Launched in September 2020 at the Venice Film Festival, the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk (ICFR) aims to activate the film community’s collective response to filmmakers who face political persecution for their work. IDFA, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the European Film Academy are the founding partners of the ICFR, with activities that include advocacy, support, monitoring, and observation. Explore the first efforts of the ICFR below.
In reference to the open letter on the human rights crisis in Egypt which was issued by Human Rights Watch and signed by an impressive group of human rights organisations, the ICFR expresses its full support of this letter and the demands it includes.
Instead of being released, the film producer Moataz Abdelwahab has again been imprisoned. The ICFR and its founding institutions are very worried about his health and detention conditions and call on the Egyptian authorities to immediately release him.