Short Waves Festival – a festival free from hate
Cinema as an extraordinary, democratic medium, is intended to build a community of viewers and educate its audience. Dissemination of meaningful short films, as well as promotion of diversity, openness, and dialogical attitude has been a consistent mission of Short Waves Festival. The festival’s programming team selects films that, aside from high creative value, promote the idea of a civil society, and respect regardless of origin, age, gender, sexual orientation and economic status. In the wake of current sociopolitical climate where individuals who are non-heteronormative, belong to the POC community, or represent certain religous beliefs experience verbal aggression, in some cases even physical violence – we are determined to make Short Waves Festival an event free from hate and prejudice.
For that reason, as festival organizers, we declare a no tolerance policy towards any manifestations of discrimination. Any acts of homophobia, transphobia, sexism or racism that occur during the event are going to result in immediate removal from the festival. We are particularly committed to comfort and safety of our attendees at the festival club, hence we kindly ask you to notify our security staff or volunteers in case such incidents occur.
We hope that thanks to this declaration, our festival will be a safe and comfortable space for all attendees. At the same time, we encourage you to support NGOs working in the field of broadly defined human rights protection:
Short Waves Festival Team