4th Annual


September 29, 2014 to October 01, 2014

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Initiated in 2011, ALBA’s annual human rights documentary film festival honors the legacy of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade by building a more just, educated and engaged world, which is sensitive to history and critical to human rights issues.

“Impugning Impunity” creates a community-wide dialogue about justice, equality and humanity through presenting documentaries on critical human rights issues such as transitional justice, reconciliation, historical memory, and impunity.

The 2014 Festival is sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC).

Past sponsors include: The Puffin Foundation, Center for Constitutional Rights, United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office, Center for Justice and Accountability, International Center for Transitional Justice, Icarus Films, Ambulante, New York Civil Liberties Union and Veterans for Peace.

ALBA’s Annual Human Rights Documentary Film Festival “Impugning Impunity” has been held in New York City and San Francisco.



The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is an educational non-profit dedicated to promoting social activism and the defense of human rights. ALBA’s work is inspired by the brave American volunteers of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade who fought against fascism in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). ALBA’s programs include teacher institutes, exhibitions, publications, cultural programs and an annual award for human rights activism, given in partnership with the Puffin Foundation. Drawing on the ALBA collections in New York University’s Tamiment Library, ALBA works to preserve the legacy of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade as an inspiration for present and future generations.


The jury is composed of Peter Coyote, Bryan Stevenson and Pamela Yates.


Marina Garde (Film Festival Director); Rodolfo Graziano (Film Festival Artistic Director)


1. All productions must have been completed after January 1, 2013
2. All documentaries must address a human rights related topic
3. All formats and lengths will be accepted for consideration
4. The closing date for submissions is July 31, 2014
5. Notification of film acceptance status will be announced approximately by August 15, 2014
6. All submissions must go through withoutabox.com
7. Special consideration will be given to young and independent filmmakers


First and foremost, submitting your film to ALBA’s Film Festival in no way implies any ownership rights by ALBA to the submitted film. You own your project. If you are approached by anyone to option your film as a result of being listed on our website or being screened at ALBA’s festival, we do not take a cut of the deal. It is your film and all rights remain yours.

You must be legally authorized to represent the entire work. All production formats are eligible. Your film needs to be in English or subtitled in English. Whether or not your film has already been distributed or not, has no bearing on our selection process. Film selections and award nominees will be posted on ALBA’s website approximately one month before the festival.

By submitting your film, you grant ALBA the right to utilize any excerpt from your submitted film for promotional purposes. The individual or company submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. By submitting your film to this competition you agree that, if your film is selected by ALBA, you grant to ALBA a NON-exclusive license to use, display, exploit and exhibit your name, trade names, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, still images, moving images, audio sounds, your submitted film, material, information, and/or any other things received by ALBA, publicly, at ALBA’s sole discretion to promote, market and advertise the festival. ALBA may also use excerpts from trailers of submitted films for promotion, to promote, market and advertise the festival. You also authorize ALBA to place your images and synopsis on our website, and films are reviewed by ALBA with the intention of selecting screeners for the festival and the work will not be divulged to any persons not affiliated with ALBA unless first permitted in writing by a legally authorized representative of the work.

The individual or company submitting the film shall indemnify and hold harmless the Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening items entered. The individual or company submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

Neither party shall owe any liability to the other party arising under this agreement for any indirect, special, punitive or consequential damages, including, without limitation, loss of profit or business opportunities, except as expressly set forth herein. Neither party makes (and each party hereby specifically disclaims) any, representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the services contemplated by this agreement, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, implied warranties arising from a course of dealing or course of performance or any warranties relating to title or non-infringement of intellectual property. Neither party makes any representation, warranty or assurance concerning any minimum or maximum number of viewers or screenings or celebrities or special guests or events.

All information by ALBA, whether publicly posted or not, is subject to change without prior notice. All festival and screening decisions will be made by ALBA’s Film Festival committee.