The full programme of the 21st edition of the FIFDH will be revealed on Tuesday 14 February 2023 & the ticket office will open on the same day!

The Festival will take place from 10 to 19 March 2023.


First glimpses of the 2023 programme

From Ukraine to Iran passing by Somalia, the social, political and military conflicts that are shaking the world will be discussed.

The urgency of global warming will be discussed with the director and environmental activist Cyril Dion and the scientist Julia Steinberger, as well as during a meeting with the Indian ecofeminist Vandana Shiva.

The presence of the Franco-Iranian actress and director Mina Kavani will allow us to shed light on the situation in Iran. The Kurdish singer and activist Mutlu Kaya and the journalist Victoire Tuaillon will honor us with their presence to testify and discuss feminicide and violence against women.

We will address the issue of information processing with the writer Giuliano Da Empoli (Le mage du Kremlin). Finally, we will receive the author Bertrand Badie (Le temps des humiliés. Pathologie des relations internationales) who will enlighten us on the place of humiliation in international relations.

This year, we are joining forces with the MAMCO for an exceptional meeting around the work of Ali Cherri, Lebanese artist and filmmaker, who will also present his latest film, Le Barrage, in its Swiss premiere at the Festival.

The FIFDH is opening up the borders of artistic practices and generations by inviting the artist François Burland as part of the Kids Guernica art project, initiated in Japan in 1995 and developed in over 40 countries. Inspired by Pablo Picasso's Guernica, these monumental works are created by children. The FIFDH opens the Swiss part of the project which will be realized by young migrants welcomed by the association AMIC who will represent their ideas of peace. Come and discover the realization of the work in real time at the heart of the Festival (Maison Communale de Plainpalais), from March 10 to 19. Opening: Thursday March 16 at 7:30 pm.

Decolonize the narrative - Impact Days 5th edition
Our international Industry programme brings together filmmakers, impact producers, NGOs and foundations to find alliances and joint strategies around common human rights themes. In addition to keynotes and panels, pitching and curated matchmaking sessions, this year’s Impact Days will initiate a reflection on the decolonization of the narrative, and will aim to give a voice to the people who know and embody the issues best. With international experts and stakeholders we will be asking: how can we promote impact cinema carried by the protagonists themselves and/or by involving them fully in the creative process? Full Impact Days programme coming soon! Stay tuned!