2019 Festival

InLight Human Rights Documentary Film is an entirely student-run film festival aimed at promoting interaction between students, scholars, and practitioners who all share an investment in the many struggles for human rights occurring around the world. Inaugurated in 2015, the fourth edition of ILFF, taking place October 10–12, will feature five screenings featuring guests associated with each of the film. Our mission is to promote powerful documentaries that speak to contemporary issues and to bring the knowledge and experience of a diverse group of filmmakers to the attention of the IU and Bloomington communities. All screenings take place at IU Cinema. Guest filmmakers/scholars will be present at each film screening to participate in a post-film discussion. This partnership is supported by IU Cinema’s Creative Collaborations program.

Curated by Joseph Wofford of The Media School, with support from the IU Funding Board, The College of Arts and Humanities Institute, The Center for Documentary Research and Practice, The Media School, Cinema and Media Studies, the Journalism Program at The Media School, Department of International Studies, Cultural Studies Program Black Film Center Archive, and IU Cinema.

Learn More about ILFF

The InLight Film Festival is aimed at promoting and supporting the intersections of human rights and ethnographic documentary films. Through this festival, we wish to create a bridge to facilitate dialogue between professionals in the field and the general public. Learn more…


The festival team is made up of enthusiastic Indiana University students, faculty and staff as well as members of the Bloomington, IN community.

2019 Team


We are looking for skilled and enthusiastic volunteers to help with all aspects of the film festival. Please email us to let us know how you would like to help!

Volunteer with ILFF


The InLight Film Festival is made possible with the facilitation and financial support of our sponsors. We are so grateful for the support of our many sponsors!

2019 Sponsors