Amnesty International is to launch a new prize at the Berlinale next year for films dealing with subjects such as human rights and human dignity.

The Amnesty International Film Award is being launched to put these films in the spotlight, to offer them a larger audience and to encourage committed filmmakers.

Starting in 2005, the prize will also be awarded at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) and CPH:DOX in Copenhagen.