THE FUTURE IS OURS TO SEE
"SHAPING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER"
The annual Film Festival on Human Rights this human world will hold the Short Film Competition on Human Rights 2020 under the auspices of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Austria, the Climate and Energy Fund Austria and the Chief Executive Office of the City of Vienna for European and International Affairs in cooperation with schools in Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Students from 10 to 20 years old are invited, as a class or individually, to develop short films inspired by the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year the festival would like to join the world’s biggest conversation on the future of our planet, launched by the United Nations in 2020 to mark its 75th anniversary (UN 75). Hence, the theme of this year's competition is "Shaping our future together".
In a world of dramatic changes and complex challenges, from global forced displacement to the climate crisis to the unknown course of technology, we need collective action more than ever before. We face risks from growing inequalities, long-
running conflicts and new forms of violence. Managing
these trends will require cooperation across borders, sectors and generations. So will achieving the shared vision for a safer, fairer and more sustainable world.
The following questions can serve as a starting point:
1. What kind of future do we want to create?
2. Are we on track to achieve the future we want to see?
3. What action is needed to bridge the gap between the world we face now and the future we want to create?
4.How can we jointly address global displacement and avoid people being forced to flee due to conflict or climate change?
Lisa Heuschober (this human world- Festivalleitung)
Ruth Schöffl (UNHCR)
Irene Höglinger-Neiva (UNIS)
Ruth Fartacek (Aktivistin bei System Change Not Climate Change)