Films of Conflict & Resolution

Since 2000, the Films of Conflict & Resolution section has showcased films that deal with the complex issues and societal effects of war, violence, and injustice. This signature program continues to stimulate discussion about major issues and conflicts of our time, while shining a light on those who are severely affected by conflict.

Alec Baldwin records an episode of “Here’s the Thing” with the filmmakers after the Conflict and Resolution screening of FOR SAMA at HIFF27.

Each year, a film in the program is recognized with a cash prize of $5,000 from The Brizzolara Family Foundation. The 2023 award was share by A REVOLUTION ON CANVAS, directed by Sara Nodjoumi and Till Schauder, and BEYOND UTOPIA, directed by Madeleine Gavin.

Recent program highlights include BEYOND UTOPIA (Sundance Audience Award winner); FOR SAMA (Academy Award Nominee); THE CAVE (Academy Award Nominee); OF FATHERS AND SONS (Academy Award Nominee); HUMAN FLOW (Academy Award Documentary Shortlist); I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (Academy Award Nominee); FIRE AT SEA (Academy Award Nominee); THE WHITE HELMETS (Academy Award Winner); and many more.