Fundamental rights aim at guaranteeing that every person is treated equally, fairly and with dignity. Whether this is the right to be free from discrimination no matter your age or ethnic background, to have your personal data protected, or to live in justice, these rights should all be promoted and protected.
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is the EU’s independent centre of fundamental rights excellence. It assists the EU institutions and its Member States to understand and tackle the challenges of safeguarding everyone’s fundamental rights. To do so, FRA collects information, makes recommendations, cooperates with human rights organisations and governments, and raises rights awareness.
This year, FRA and this human world partner to better promote common values, to draw attention to human rights emergencies and to bring facts to heated and challenging discussions. This cooperation coincides with FRA’s 10 year anniversary and also marks the 10th edition of the film festival. They will jointly host 8 screenings, followed by panel discussions with film directors, artists, human rights practitioners and the audience.
By exploring stories from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, migrants and asylum seekers, host communities, authorities, peo- ple with disabilities, children, media and many more, the films will aim to challenge, provoke, inspire and open up our minds. So let’s talk about rights.
Through film we can explore the vast complex of rights and freedoms, of being human and living as individuals in a society. Nuances of rights become human stories, visually compelling and triggering emotions of many kinds – real and right now.
"It is a great pleasure to present The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) as a new partner institution in our anniversary year. FRA enriches and supports this human world - International Human Rights Film Festival, being the most important institution operating at EU level in the field of fundamental rights, with valuable know-how and expertise in so many fields that connect us in dealing with socio-political issues, aswell as in the common effort to raise awareness when it comes to fundamental and human rights. We are excited about this inspiring new collaboration. "
Djamila Grandits & Julia Sternthal (Festival leaders - this human world)
Johannes Wegenstein (Management - this human world)
this human world - International Human Rights Film Festivals Festival Programme 2017 is online!
with over 100 films and plenty of interesting side events we are looking forward to an inspiring anniversary edition.
find the entire festival programme here
THE ATTACK // this human world – Festival Trailer 2017 //
D: Raoul Bruck / DOP: Sophia Wiegele / produced by LiaArts
People waiting on the screen as something threatening is approaching from afar. Yet before they even notice the danger the attackers have already started their raid, And while slicing the screen they gradually uncover the staring audience glued to their seats.
Dokumentarfilm AT 2016
90 min OmdU
For the first time, the filmmaking duo Fritz Ofner and Eva Hausberger tell the story of the rise of the Glock pistol: An Austrian design that became the most sought-after service and murder weapon worldwide. Tracing the web of power, money, violence and politics, the film master fully portrays the dark sides of globalisation and implies an Austrian tale of willful ignorance. (GW)
thursday 30.11. 2017/ 20:00 Gartenbaukino in the presence of the filmmakers
second screening: 03.12. 2017/ 20:15 Filmcasino, Tickets sale starting Nov 17th 2017 here: www.thishumanworld.com
Fritz Ofner, born 1977 in Friesach, studied journalism as well as cultural and social anthropology in Vienna. Extensive travels through Asia, Africa and the Americas led him to documentary film. WEAPON OF CHOICE is the third and final part of his trilogy, which explores the causes and effects of gun violence.
Eva Hausberger, born in 1983 in Judenburg, stud- ied multi-media art in Salzburg and works as a filmmaker, assistant director and sound engineer.
WEAPON OF CHOICE is their first joint film.
// we are very excited to present the visuals for the upcoming 10th edition of this human world - International Human Rights Film Festival, designed by portugese Artist Mariana Baldaia
"I like working alone, drawing whenever I feel sad, listening to music while working. I like travelling mainly to collect posters and books from those countries. I like the smell of new books and get lost in print shops. I like handcrafts that leave “war marks” on my hands. I don’t like spending long hours in front of my computer. I like learning basic printing techniques. I like paints as much as chocolate. I don’t like talking on the phone nor video calls. I like to stop work for a coffee break or any other excuse! I prefer listening to the children’s opinion on my work. I like it when they paint my drawings. I like working under pressure provided the client doesn’t treat me like a mere performer. I like going to exhibitions but without a guide. I like smoking cigarillos and drinking Baileys. I like Baltasar and cats.
I supported this human world as I’ve been supporting many film | music festivals be- cause it’s like working on a white canvas. I can express myself other than a commer- cial advertisement, because they support the continuity of cultural expression using films as a motto.“
Mariana Baldaia - Poster Designer I supported this human world as I’ve been supporting many film | music festivals be- cause it’s like working on a white canvas. I can express myself other than a commer- cial advertisement, because they support the continuity of cultural expression using films as a motto.“
Mariana Baldaia - Poster Designer
this human world and frame(o)ut - digital summer screenings show in cooperation four films.
here are the dates:
20:30 Patrick Pulsinger (Cheap|FM4|Big Beak Recordings) spielt Techno aus den 90ern
21:30 RAGE by Guy-Marc Hinant und Dominique Lohlé | BE 2016 | 144min, OmeU | Dokumentarfilm
21:30 WHOSE STREETS? by Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis | US 2017 | 90min, OmeU | Dokumentarfilm
21:30 BLACK CODE by Nicholas de Pencier | CAN 2016 | 88min, OmeU | Dokumentarfilm
Discussion with Georg Martin Kainz (#quintessenz_AT) and Javier Luque Martinez (IPI World Congress, Digital Media Coordinator)
21:30 KNIVES OUT vonPrzemysław Wojcieszek | PL 2016 | 90min, OmeU | Spielfilm
Discussion with Natascha Strobl
FROM 19|5|2017 in Top Kino Facebook Event
Forty years after the end of the Khmer rouge regime, Kim Hak, a young photographer, inspired by family pictures his mother hid underground before the war, looks for a new imaginary of Cambodia. Another photographer who had been part of the regime, had taken 14.000 photos of the genocide victims and now wonders how to profit from them. Which images should represent a country and its history?
up and coming award | this human world 2016
"Proceeding from kept and individual pictures of memory the conceptual range extends into an external of the collective memory of a country. Once a regime writes and erases pictures – today a film searches for a way out of such iconographic validity and from the exclusivity of certain historic imagery. In an unagitated, multilayered and balanced audiovisual concept the film avoids any tendency or judgemental observation. Through a step-by-step disclosure of its narrative structures it makes a reference to the impossibility of completing a writing of history – and so faces pictorial politics with the image of art. We would like to make possible a theatrical release for this innovative first film, and it is a great pleasure to us to award the UP AND COMING Award to the Italian documentary "Hidden Photos" by Davide Grotta.
Jury: Selma Doborac, Jana Koch, Dominik Tschütscher
Regie: Davide Grotta, ITA | 2016
68 min, OmeU
up and coming Jury Award
this human world - International Human Rights Film Festival will hold the Short Film Competition on Human Rights 2017under the auspices of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Austria in cooperation with schools in Austria, Slovenia, Hungary and Slovakia.
10 to 20 years old students are invited, as a class or individually, to develop short films inspired by the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The theme of this year's competition is “The future is ours to see: Together - for a better future”.
Both, prospects for the future and views into the past, are sought. What does the concept mean, what role will "Together" play in the future and / or how important has cohesion / co-existence always been? What vision of our society do you have in mind when you think of civil courage and
participation? Can you imagine a future in which there is a peaceful co-existence? How can people from different cultures and languages find common ground, overcome language barriers, and how important is integration for cohabitation?
The aim of this competition is to bring human rights and the international declaration of human rights with its 30 articles topics closer to young people, giving students an opportunity for critical reflection on these issues and offering a platform for young committed filmmakers to present their work.
The film submissions will be reviewed by a prominent international jury. The short film which is awarded the Jury prize, is endowed with a cash prize and will be shown in the framework of the opening of the International Human Rights Film Festival - this human world.
The young filmmakers will be invited to Vienna to attend the festival opening. Via an online vote an audience prize will be awarded among the selection of the top ten films. After the numerous and qualitatively outstanding submissions of the last eight years, also in 2017 we are looking forward to inspiring and exciting contributions from individual students or group works from school classes. The competition will be internationally advertised by the UN partner organizations and announced among local educational institutions in Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary. Framework conditions for the competition:
The competition is open to children and teenagers between the ages of 10 to 20.
The film entries can be submitted by students individually or as school class.
The maximum length of the short movies should be 3 minutes. The film entries can be produced and edited using any means provided by the schools and/or available to the students. From professional video camera to phone camera everything is welcome and every genre is allowed.
The Registration for the competition should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23 June 2017.
Registration should include:
The deadline to submit the film entries for the competition is 20 October 2017.
Submission via email to: email@example.comFor additional information contact Lisa Wegenstein by Tel.: +43/1/5855888/0 or
this human world - International Human Rights Film Festival is opening its CALL FOR ENTRIES.
Submit your documentaries, fictional features, short animations and experimental films related to human rights and sociopolitical issues.
this human world is looking forward to your submission!