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Theatrical Release HIDDEN PHOTOS

FROM 19|5|2017 in Top Kino Facebook Event

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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?

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Jury statement:
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

HIDDEN PHOTOS
Regie: Davide Grotta, ITA | 2016
68 min, OmeU
up and coming Jury Award

the future is ours to see | this human world | Students Short Film Competition

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 schulfilmprojekt@thishumanworld.com by 23 June 2017.

Registration should include:

  • * Name and address of the school,
  • * Name and contact details of the person of contact in the school (Teacher),
  • * Age and number of the participating students
    The students and legal guardians of minors, by the submission of film entries by their daughter / son, agree that photo and video material of the award ceremony (photos of the winners / interviews with participants) can be published in media and on websites of the issuing institutions (UNIS, UNHCR, THIS HUMAN WORLD), as well as in social networks.

    The deadline to submit the film entries for the competition is 20 October 2017.

    Submission via email to: schulfilmprojekt@thishumanworld.comFor additional information contact Lisa Wegenstein by Tel.: +43/1/5855888/0 or

    schulfilmprojekt@thishumanworld.com

CALL FOR ENTRIES '17

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!

LAST DAY! Winning Films!

Yesterday the jury announced the winning films of 5 competitions in the this human world award ceremony!

Get your tickets directly through the Ntry.at page.!

TOP KINO:

6:00 pm Winning Film - youth jury
THE FITS

8:15 pm Winning Film - Austrian Competition
THOSE SHOCKING SHAKING DAYS

SCHIKANEDER:

6:00 pm Winning Film - up and coming
HIDDEN PHOTOS

8:30 pm Winning Film- International competition
WE'LL BE ALRIGHT

Before every Winning film will be shown the Winning film TRUE OR FALSE of the exp:∆n:ded shorts competition.

We are very excited !

this human world winning films

Tickets for all the winner film screenings on Sunday can be bought directly through the Ntry.at page.

Ruth Wodak "Politik mit der Angst"

10.12.2016 / 12:30
Top Kino Saal 1

The analysis of the rightwing populism illustrates how the achievements of the Enlightenment are jeopardised, how rational thinking is forced onto the defensive and emotions more and more dictate politics.

with Ruth Wodak and Valentin Eisendle

first come, first served

free entry

more info:

http://globalgovernanceprogramme.eui.eu/research-community/distinguished-scholars/ruth-wodak/
http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/linguistics/about-us/people/ruth-wodak
http://lancaster.academia.edu/RuthWodak
http://www.konturen.cc/ruth-wodak-politik-mit-der-angst.html target="_blank"

Celebrating with Viva con Agua!

We are celebrating this Friday evening together with the NGO Viva con Agua!

Come over!

When? 09.12.2016 at 11pm

Where? Opera Club (Mahlerstraße 11, 1010 Wien)

Entry: 5 €

https://www.facebook.com/events/223649778070254/

Screening of Bath People

Bath People

Tomorrow we are screening Bath People at 4pm at Schikaneder. The perfect afternoon activity for a day off!

What kind of place is this last public bath in Turin? Here, where people of different backgrounds meet to take part in the same intimate ritual. With great caution the two filmmakers have a look at the "bath people" who are desperately trying not to drown on the edge of society.

Tickets

https://www.facebook.com/events/921550171310727/

Holy Cow

08.12.2016 / 12:30
Top Kino Saal 1

To ensure a better life for his family, Tapdig wants to fulfill his dream of buying a European cow. But the entire Azerbaijani village opposes to the idea. In this absurd and comic documentary about traditions and changes, an animal becomes a metaphor for prejudices against everything foreign.

In the presence of Andra Popescu

Screening of ​One day in Sarajevo

ONE DAY IN SARAJEVO

Screening

The assassination of the Archiduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir of the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy marks the beginning of the First World War. A century later the city is holding commemorations. Different footage and different people make up layers and scenes of this one day in Sarajevo.

Tickets

What if it's a beautiful disease? Workshop

What if it's a beautiful disease? - Patrick O'Brien

Film as a medium of self-representation and self-empowerment for people with disabilities. In this open-format workshop, movies of different approaches from and with people with disabilities will be discussed.

5PM Top Kino Saal 2

WEDNESDAY 07.12

Screening of Half-Life in Fukushima

Half-Life in Fukushima

Screening

In the presence of the filmmaker Mark Olexa.

Mark Olexa and Francesca Scalisi follow a Japanese farmer, who in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, decided to go back and live in his house within the radiation red zone. This is a journey into a surreal, post-apocalyptic landscape and a devastated ghost town. A stunning look at the scope of this nuclear tragedy.

Tickets

https://www.facebook.com/events/716630358492434/

Virtual Reality Experience

At the Festival Center in Schikaneder you have the opportunity to watch a virtual reality version of the film NOTES ON BLINDNESS.

The project NOTES ON BLINDNESS: INTO DARKNESS is based on sensory and psychological experiences of the film’s blind protagonist John Hull and takes you into a 3 dimensional world of audio and real-time animation.

Until December 12th daily from 15:00 – 20:00. Free entry!

In cooperation with: 3Hilft

Film Programme is Online

114 Films

10 Sections

4 Competitions

Side Events

Nightline

Have Fun!

this human world - festival sujet 2016

This year's festival sujet is the work of the syrian artist Ayham Jabr and part of his series Damascus under Siege.

My main field of work is video editing for TV Series and films; I also do graphic design, photography and digital and analog collages. My life during the war these six years is fortunately still better than a lot of Syrians who lived and still live in the dark side of it and have interesting stories that everyone should know about. I don't want speak for my self or for any one else I don't think I have the right and I hope my work will say more and better for my self.

- AYHAM JABR is an artist in Damascus.

this human world - festival trailer 2016

this human world - festival trailer 2016

This year's festival trailer is the work of the Finnish artist Arja Kärkkäinen. She is a video- and installation artist, who lives and works in Helsinki.

The Future is Ours to See

The Future is Ours to See thanks all the school classes and pupils who submitted their short films at The Future is Ours to See Competition !

We are looking forward to this year's edition of the competition at this human world!

this human world - Festival Trailer und Sujet 2016

this human world - Festival Trailer and Sujet 2016

For the first time festival trailer and poster sujet have been chosen by our jury from the submissions of two competitions. We would like to thank our jury: Robert Gabris, Julia Novacek, Marie Fegerl and Bernhard Fuchs.

"This year’s festival sujet by Ayham Jabr’s contrasts with other more usual film posters.The sometimes overlapping elements of the collaged poster demand an adjustment of the view and thus ideally represent this year’s this human world festival. Ayham Jabr is an artist living in Damascus. He is working mainly for films, series and visual editing; he also works as a graphic designer, photographer and with digital and analogue collages."

"Arja Käkkäinen's LOVE LETTER convinced with one single shot. LOVE LETTER plays in a clever way with expectations and transmits a simple gesture to the audience: Hey I like you. Arja Käkkäinen is a video and installation artist; she lives and works in Helsinki."

We are very excited!

the future is ours to see | this human world - Students Short Film Competition 2017

Students Short Film Competition this human world 2017

The annual International Human Rights Film Festival - this human world will hold the Short Film Competition on Human Rights 2017 under 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 film festival.

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 schulfilmprojekt@thishumanworld.com by 23 June 2017.

Registration should include:

  • * Name and address of the school,
  • * Name and contact details of the person of contact in the school (Teacher),
  • * Age and number of the participating students
    The students and legal guardians of minors, by the submission of film entries by their daughter / son, agree that photo and video material of the award ceremony (photos of the winners / interviews with participants) can be published in media and on websites of the issuing institutions (UNIS, UNHCR, THIS HUMAN WORLD), as well as in social networks.
  • The deadline to submit the film entries for the competition is 20 October 2017.
  • Submission via email to: schulfilmprojekt@thishumanworld.comFor additional information contact Lisa Wegenstein by Tel.: +43/1/5855888/0 or

    schulfilmprojekt@thishumanworld.com

the future is ours to see | this human world - Students Short Film Competition 2017

Students Short Film Competition this human world 2017

The annual International Human Rights Film Festival - this human world will hold the Short Film Competition on Human Rights 2017 under 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 film festival.

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 schulfilmprojekt@thishumanworld.com by 23 June 2017.

Registration should include:

  • * Name and address of the school,
  • * Name and contact details of the person of contact in the school (Teacher),
  • * Age and number of the participating students
    The students and legal guardians of minors, by the submission of film entries by their daughter / son, agree that photo and video material of the award ceremony (photos of the winners / interviews with participants) can be published in media and on websites of the issuing institutions (UNIS, UNHCR, THIS HUMAN WORLD), as well as in social networks.
  • The deadline to submit the film entries for the competition is 20 October 2017.
  • Submission via email to: schulfilmprojekt@thishumanworld.comFor additional information contact Lisa Wegenstein by Tel.: +43/1/5855888/0 or

    schulfilmprojekt@thishumanworld.com