What is Rise Film Festival 2020?

RISE [Racial Injustice. Social Equality]

We’re excited to premiere 5 films that highlight the experiences of People of Colour and address the racial inequalities experienced by so many around the world. Join us for RISE Film Festival to support storytellers and artists and participate in post-screening Q&A discussions with your community. 

When is RISE Film Festival?

Rise Film Festival will run from the 20th of August till 27th of August.


How can I watch?

Register for any Virtual Screening Event or grab an All Access Pass, then tune back in at the event start time to watch the film and live Q&A. Simply visit the event link and login to your FanForce TV account to get access to the film and Q&A stream.


When can I watch the films?

Each film and post screening discussion will be live-streamed at the given date and time listed on the virtual events page. As these events are live, you will not be able to rewind or watch the content later. Select films will have encore screenings to accommodate different time zones (More information on the individual virtual events page).


How much does it cost?

Individual Virtual Screenings (Early Bird) : $10 USD 

Festival All Access Pass (Early Bird) : $40 USD

All Access Passes can be purchased at the check out page of any of the virtual events listed under Rise Film Festival. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to United Nation's Fight Racism Global Campaign.  

What films are being shown?

We are showcasing 5 extraordinary films. The films are Crime + Punishment, Show Me Democracy, Family Portrait in Black and White, Are You Racist? and Quest!

Each film showcases various aspects of today's racial landscape including policing, protest, growing up as a Person of Colour and the psychology behind racism. 

Who are the post screening guest speakers?

We will be joined by an array of guest speakers from within the racial equality movement including filmmakers, journalists, professors and activists. Guests will be announced over the next few weeks in the lead up to the festival. Please check the individual film event pages for more information.

Festival Partners

United Nations - Fight Racism Global Campaign

Black Table Arts : Gathering black communities through the arts, towards better black futures.

Continuity : A non-profit expanding diversity in media production through skills-based training, mentoring and opportunities for untapped talent.