Fritz Bauer and Raphael Lemkin Human Rights Filmward
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.
ANNUAL PRESENTATION OF THE AWARD BY THE EXPERT JURY
The competition is open to productions by professional directors and non-commercial filmmakers.
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.
FILMS ABOUT THE “FIGHT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS”
The award-winning films of our Fritz Bauer & Raphael Lemkin Human Rights Film Award explore and unite the stories of people who fight for human rights worldwide – their own and those of others. What makes them resist? Where do they find the strength to do so in situations where others, often all of them, fall silent and adapt to injustice. What can we ourselves do?
Our films pass on the stories of the “Struggle for Human Rights”. Only in this way the voices of resistance remain alive and human rights are strengthened.
Jakob Gatzka, Mag.
Director of the Filmaward