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!

Mehr ...

Mehr ...


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

Mehr ...

1 - 2 - 3

The first three days of the 11th edition of this human world are history, and already we've seen, experienced and initiated a broad variety of discussions and interactions.

Friday night we made a call to Kenneth Reams in prison with director of FREE MEN Anne-Fréderique Widmann.

More information about his life at Free Kenneth Reams.

On Saturday did we not only have a discussion after the screening of SILVANA, but an extraordinary performance by David Go8lin at Brunnenpassage.

Right-wring tendencies getting more and more popular throughout Europe was addressed in and after the screenings of Germania and When The War Comes.

Mehr ...

4 - 5 - 6

A lot going on on days 4 - 5 - 6

Once more we had a full Gartenbaukino for the screening and discussion to Welcome to Sodom!

Filmmakers of In the Name of Your Daughter, Easy Lessons und A Woman Captured as well as Guests for The European Grandma Project brought even more life to our movie theatres and encouraged dialogue with and within the audience.

Giselle Portenier made Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) a subject of discussion:
FGM #ismyissuetoo get involved here:

Gender Identity and sexual stereotyping were matter of conversation in the course of the two film screenings Mathias and Bixa Travesty, in the presence of part of the film crew of Clara Sterns short film Mathias.

More days to follow, we are excited as this human world keeps on spinning.

Stay tuned stay human.

Mehr ...

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

Mehr ...


We are honoured to announce our SURPRISE GUEST at tomorrow's opening!

MOHAMED SIAM will be joining for the screening of Amal at Gartenbaukino and also be present for a Q&A afterwards.

Mehr ...

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.

Mehr ...

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.

Mehr ...