2022 Assembly


Report on the RENATE Trailer event on Sunday evening 18 October


RENATE webinar on the occasion of 18 October 2020:- RENATE Film Festival Trailer event.

RENATE members, friends and colleagues gathered online, Sunday 18 October 2020, to mark the European Day against Human Trafficking by launching a trailer of the RENATE Film Festival, which is scheduled to take place on 12 September 2021, at the BAFTA Centre, London, UK.

Imelda Poole, IBVM, President RENATE Europe and Julie Etchingham, Journalist, Presenter and Reporter for ITV News at Ten, opened the hour-long event, giving the background to the purpose of the Film Festival and Film Competition, as being a dynamic means to raise Human Trafficking awareness across as wide a demographic as possible.

Ana Stakaj, CEO Mary Ward Loreto Albania, presented an overall perspective on the Film Festival and Film Competition, inviting participation from youths aged 16-14, in the creation of ‘’shorts’’ with a view to highlighting consciousness about anti-human trafficking.

Ada Brachou, Ph.D researcher gave a news update on the latest statistics on Human trafficking across Europe and the key challenges to surmount.

Annie Bannister, Ana Stakaj and Rachel Sweetman shared snippets of films which will be screened at the Film Festival and Simon Teague gave a most helpful overview of the structure of film festival and how to prepare further submissions for the Film Competition.

Imelda held an open conversation with 3 other RENATE members (Ada Brachou, Claudia Conroy & Annie Bannister), on the concerns for raising as much awareness as possible about  human trafficking, amongst the younger population, who are becoming increasingly vulnerable due to online exposure during this time of COVID-19 pandemic.

For those of us who have never been to the BAFTA Centre, it was fascinating to see a short overview of the BAFTA building and RSA building where event will be held and whetted our appetites for the opportunity to enter the Film Competition and attend the Film Festival next year!

We look forward to your participation in the Film Competition and encourage your engagement and support.

To review the YouTube recording of the event:

Full details of the Film Festival event & competition at: