this human world addresses its offer to people of all ages and social groups, who either have a basic knowledge of human rights and globalization, and want to deepen this knowledge, or want to acquire such knowledge and broadern their views.
In addition, this human world appeals to all companies, professional groups and institutions who look to film as a complementary educational tool for universities, schools, social institutions, NGOs and corporations dealing with the issue of human rights and democracy.
Strong focus is on school and university students and young people, whose hunger for education ought to be promoted and funded and who, through this human world's collaboration with academic institutions, are animated to create alternative films of their own (see school project section).
The this human world student short film competition was launched in 2009 and took place all over Vienna in 2010, in cooperation with the Vienna School Board.
In 2011 the first nation-wide competition could be opened out to schools from all over Austria. With the support of the BMUKK, the UNHCR, and under the auspices of UNESCO Austra, the competition was announced to 1500 educational institutions. 10-20 year-old students were invited to make short films based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The aim of this annual competition is to bring young people closer human rights issues, to give students the opportunity to address these issues through film, and to provide a platform for the presentation of their work. The winning films were presented with prizes at the festival and the students were invited to present to the UN in Vienna.