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We are excited to unveil our inaugural 2015/16 annual report. 

HRAFF Chair and Co-founder, Evelyn Tardos briefly introduces and outlines the 2016 festival’s highlights:

“It is with great pride that I, on behalf of the HRAFF board, present our inaugural Annual Report – a review of our 2015/16 against the backdrop of our first 10 years of operation.

In the past 12 months, we have broken all records. We presented our biggest and boldest creative program to date, bringing Australian human rights issues to the forefront with our Opening Night film, Chasing Asylum and the musical documentary, Prison Songs.

We engaged in new, exciting collaborations and presented our first film screening with a live score in conjunction with Hear My Eyes and held our first ever community event at Footscray Community Arts Centre. We also attracted our largest audience ever of 15,000 people nationwide – almost a four-fold increase since our first festival in 2007! We would like to thank each and every one of you for supporting HRAFF over the past 10 years. We hope as you read our Annual Report 2016, you feel proud of what we have accomplished together. I look forward to celebrating our 10th festival with you next May 2017.”

You can read and download our full annual report here.