Amnesty's Freedom of Expression Award at the Edinburgh Festival
Now in its ninth year, the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award recognises outstanding theatrical Fringe productions which raise awareness of human rights.
Entry to the Award is free and open to all Edinburgh fringe festival theatre productions.
The Two Worlds of Charlie F - 2012 winner
Bravo 22 Company's The Two Worlds of Charlie F, written by Owen Sheers and directed by Stephen Rayne, won our award for freedom of expression issues at this year's Edinburgh Festival fringe.
We received a record number of submissions for the Freedom of Expression award this year. The full shortlist:
Award submission criteria
- The award is only open to theatrical productions which are part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
- Productions can self-nominate for the award using the online entry system below
- Each production must outline how they raise awareness of human rights
- The judging panel reserves the right to review only productions which meet this criteria.
2012 judging panel
- Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
- Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
- Neil Cooper, Herald newspapers
- Stephanie Knight, Applied Theatre and Human Rights specialist
- Caroline Bishop, FEST magazine
'I am immensely proud to be associated with the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award, and with all the brave, searching, truth-telling theatre-makers who have won the award over the years.'
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman