APRIL 7-9, 2017

is proud to present the best in contemporary human rights documentary films
at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana


2017 Festival

The third annual In Light Human Rights Documentary Film Festival will screen SIX films and host SIX guests that will discuss contemporary global human rights issues. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a documentary filmmaking masterclass with Johanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle (directors of Ovarian Psycos) and Matthias Kossmehl and Andreas Nicolai (director and editor of Café Waldluft). This year will also feature a special section called the ILFF Spotlight on the Refugee Crisis. Check out the Festival Schedule for a full line-up of events and screenings.

Full Film List Festival Schedule

Festival Masterclass Festival Events

Attending the Festival

IU Cinema, film screenings, MAP
Fine Arts Building, film screenings, MAP
Hoagy Carmichael Room, filmmaker workshop, MAP
Global and International Studies Building, lectures, MAP

All screenings are free, but ticketed
IU Auditorium Box Office
Open M-F, 10AM-5PM

Paid parking is available
at the Jordan Avenue parking garage
or at lots near the Cinema and Fine Arts buildings.
For further parking information visit here.

Learn More About ILFF

The In Light 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…

Festival Team

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

2017 Team

Festival Volunteers

We are always looking for skilled and enthusiastic volunteers to help with all aspects of the film festival, please contact us to let us know how you would like to help.

Volunteer with ILFF

Festival Supporters

The In Light Film Festival is made possible with the facilitation and financial support of our sponsors. We are so grateful for all who have helped make this year happen!

2017 Sponsors