Fritz Bauer & Raphael Lemkin Human Rights Film Award31. May 2021 | 00.00 pm

Worldwide / Weltweit

Unlimited Hope

Fritz Bauer & Raphael Lemkin Human Rights Film Award

 

The target date is 31 May 2021
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The Human Rights Film Award of the BUXUS FOUNDATION and the BERG INSTITUTE honours filmmakers who have made outstanding contributions to human rights, democracy and dialogue with their cinema, television and film productions.

The films tell stories of survival and resistance. Stories of people who have survived genocide, war and social injustice and who, in spite of this, do not allow themselves to feel victimized. Films that not only explore the fate of the survivors and their relatives in a documentary way, but also retell the story artistically and emotionally.

The expert jury of “Unlimited Hope” awards the Human Rights Film Award annually. The films compete in three categories. The awards are presented in Bochum on 10 December – the day on which the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” was proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948. All categories are endowed.

Die ausgezeichneten Filme unseres “Fritz Bauer & Raphael Lemkin Human Rights Film Award” erforschen und vereinen die Geschichten von Menschen, die weltweit für die Menschenrechte kämpfen – die eigenen und die von Anderen. Was bringt sie dazu, sich zu widersetzen? Woher nehmen sie die Kraft dazu, in Situationen, in denen Andere, oft alle, verstummen und sich dem Unrecht anpassen? Was können wir selbst tun?

Unsere Filme erzählen die Geschichten vom „Kampf um des Menschen Rechte“ weiter. Nur so bleiben die Stimmen des Widerstands lebendig und die Menschenrechte werden gestärkt.

Three Categories – Three Prizes

The prize will be awarded in three different categories. In each category one prize winner will be honored. Films in English language or with English subtitles (or without dialogue) of all genres are admitted. In the following categories film productions can be submitted directly.

 

Whether long, short or non-professional film: in each of the three categories you have the chance to win a unique prize.

You can submit particularly detailed, elaborate film productions under the category “Long-Film”. However, short films or non-professional films can also win an award in the other two categories with the best film.

What do you have to do?

Submit your film about human rights or their violation today – and take part in the BUXUS STIFTUNG and BERG INSTITUTE film project “Unlimited Hope”!

We are once again very excited about your films.

The expert jury

KARINA SAINZ BURGO, WRITER AND JOURNALIST, MADRID

GABRIELE CLAUDIA WENGLER, AUTHOR, REGISSEUR AND FOTOGRAFER, MÜNCHEN

FRANZ BIRKNER, FILMEMAKER, FOTOGRAFER, ARTIST, GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN

GABE IBÁÑEZ, FILMREGISSEUR AND PRODUCER, MADRID

PAMELA YATES, CO-FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF SKYLIGHT, BROOKLYN (NEW YORK CITY)

PACO DE ONIS, FILMREGISSEUR AND PRODUCER FROM LATIN AMERICA, BROOKLYN (NEW YORK CITY)

 

Contact

Jakob Gatzka, M.A.
Regisseur and Author
Director Film Award
Email: jakob.gatzka@buxus-stiftung.de

www.unlimited-hope.net