Call for Entries 2019

this human world - International Human Rights Film Festival is pleased to announce this year's competition program through film submissions. Feature, documentary, experimental films and animation on sociopolitical topics and human rights can be submitted via FilmFreeway.

Earlybird Deadline: May 14, 2019
Regular Deadline: June 30, 2019

this human world is looking forward to many exciting submissions!

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We've announced the winning films of our competition section at yesterdays prize ceremony!

Today, the winning films will be screened again at the festival.

The winning films of this human world 2018 competition sections:

International Competition

THE FAMILY by Rok Biček

17:45 Top Kino

Up & Coming


20:30 Schikaneder

Austrian Competition


20:15 Top Kino

Youth Jury

WELCOME TO SODOM by Florian Weigensamer & Christian Krönes

19:00 Top Kino

Expanded Shorts


17:45 Top Kino

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Opening - AMAL

// it's finally starting!

We are happy to open our festival with Mohamed Siam's wonderful film AMAL in presence of the director and producer Christian Eid! Thursday, 29.11.18 at 8pm we invite you to Gartenbaukino. We'll open the evening with some words of introduction and close it with a Party at the Foyer!

THURSDAY 29.11.2018 8pm


- DJ Duo Love is Strange
- DRINKS @ Philiale im Gartenbaukinofoyer
- FOOD by

Introducing words by Dr. Manfred Nowak, University professor for international human rights at Universität Wien.

Tickets für Amal

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Festival- & Programme Direction

Festival and Programme Direction

Starting off this eventful week, we are introducing this years festival director and programme director.

Michael Schmied and Lara Bellon, both part of the festival team of last years anniversary edition, are leading this this human world into the 11th edition.

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European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) & this human world 2018

After a very succesful cooperation with European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) last year, we are happy to announce that we are going to continue it this year.

In collaboration with FRA, two impressive films will be presented and then debated by high-quality speakers.
Easy Lessons - tracks / movements
A cinematographic exploration questioning the meaning of belonging, home and identity across geographic, political and social borders.
The screening will take place on December 4. At 20:15 at the Top Kino. Afterwards there will be a panel debate with the film director Dorottya Zurbó, Maria Steindl from Youth College Vienna and the Human Rights Activist Waris Dirie, Adel-Naim Reyhani from the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Menschenrechte and social anthropologist Herbert Langthaler under the moderation of Ludovica Banfi (FRA). The focus will be on the sense of belonging, identity, integration and migration.
When the war comes - Radical Transformations
Individuality - one of the main demands of liberal thinking. But how far can one move away from social norms? When does free thinking turn into repression of dissenters? Under what circumstances are social rules and guidelines necessary to ensure a peaceful coexistence, in order to do justice to all people?
To see when the was comes on December 2. At 20:15 at the Filmcasino. The following panel debate with director Jan Gebert, journalist and writer Martin Milan Simecka, UNODC COORDINATOR OLGA LAN and the director of the European Network Against Racism, Michael Privot, is hosted by Henri Nickels (FRA). The discussion will focus on extremism and radicalization.

Further screenings under the patronage of FRA:
- The Distant Barking of Dogs by Simon Lereng Wilmont
- Iuventa by Michele Cinque

Togehter with FRA we are looking forward to exciting films and insightful discussions.

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// look at us

- beyond excited to publish our FESTIVAL SUJET for this year!

We are facing our 11th festival edition & 70 years of human rights. Impatiently looking forward to celebrating these milestones with you.

Our Sujet was designed by Hanna Waldbauer. She lives and works as a freelance art director and graphic designer in Vienna.

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Looking back: Fundamental Rights Forum Vienna

A heartfelt Thank You to everyone contributing last weeks Fundamental Rights Forum, making it an exciting and thought provoking gathering. We were able to witness compelling screenings and discussions, as well as instructive workshops throughout the forum.

It was a pleasure to view and discuss the films EXIT and THE CLEANERS at Stadtkino with Filmmakers and discussion partners, sharing honest opinions and insightful information, supported by an engaged audience, willing to address and challenge these highly relevant issues.

Our Workshops Human Rights Film Festivals: Zooming into local realities with Andrea Kuh, Linda Llulla and Michael Schmied & Call2Action - exploring video storytelling techniques with Claudia Modonesi and Nick Danziger brought an enjoyable opportunity to elaborate on these subjects and to engage in-depht with experts in the field.

Delighted many of you took rime and interest in the Fundamental Rights Forum, we are looking forward to future encounters with all partners and participants!

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Fundamental Rights Forum in Vienna

We are happy to anounce that our cooperation with the Fundamental Rights Agency continues this year.
In the frame of the Fundamental Rights Forum, this human world will present two films followed by a panel discussion at Stadtkino Wien:

24. September, 19:30
EXIT by Karen Winther
Doku, NOR, GER, SWE, 2018, 80, min OmeU
free entry at Stadtkino Wien


followed by a panel discussion with:
- Karen Winther (film director)
- Matthew Collins (expert on far right hate groups)
- Julia Ebner (researcher on terrorism and extremism)
- Moderation: Henri Nickels (Head of Equality Sector, FRA )

26. September, 19:30
THE CLEANERS by Hans Block and Moritz Riesewick
Doku, GER, BRA, 2018, 88 min, OmeU

free entry at
Stadtkino Wien

followed by a panel discussion with:
-Moritz Riesewieck (film director)
-Fanny Hidvégi (European Policy Manager)
- Moderation: Mario Oetheimer (Head of Sector Information Society, Privacy and Data Protection Sector, FRA)

please reserve your free tickets by sending an mail to and indicate the film and the amount of tickets!!!

We are looking forward to interesting encounters and discussions!

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