Save the date 2025

The next big festival edition will take place from October 15 – 22, 2025.

We are also planning a small weekender edition at Filmhaus Nürnberg this fall 2024.

No Film Submission

Please understand that we are currently unable to accept film submissions.

THIS KIND OF HOPE with Q&A on January 1, 2024

Film Tipp: THIS KIND OF HOPE (CH/DE 2023, Director: Pawel Siczek, 83 Min., Originalversion with German Subtitles)

on 30.01.2024 at 7:30 pm at Casablanca Nürnberg

Guests: Director Pawel Siczek and
Belarusian opposition figure and former top diplomat Andrei Sannikov

Hosted by Andrea Kuhn (NIHRFF)

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Panel in preparation for the Global Assembly 2024

Andrea Kuhn, Berthold Franke, Silke Pfeiffer and Thomas Gebauer discuss the topic of “Embattled democracy – the global struggle for a dignified life” at the Nuremberg panel in preparation for the Global Assembly 2024 in Frankfurt.

On 26.1.2024 at 7 pm in the Marble Hall of the Nuremberg Press Club, Gewerbemuseumsplatz 2, 90403 Nuremberg

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Day of the endangered lawyer 2024: EREN film screening

Film tip: EREN on January 24, 2024 at 6:30 pm at Cinecittà on the occasion of the Day of the Persecuted Lawyer 2024. Admission is free.

Q&A with director Maria Binder.

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Perfect gifts: NIHRFF Merchandise

Our upcycling bags are made by the sewing workshop Mudra – Alternative Jugend- und Drogenhilfe Nürnberg e.V. here in Nuremberg and make use of our old NIHRFF tarps.

There is a wide variety of bag models for every occasion and each piece is unique.

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Film series “Stardust Cinema – 100 years of queer cinema” at the Filmhaus Nuremberg

Accompanying the exhibition “Who’s Afraid Of Stardust?” at Kunsthalle and Kunsthaus Nürnberg, the Filmhaus is embarking on a journey through a century of queer filmmaking.

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That was NIHRFF 2023 – A photo review

The 13th edition of the Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival in photos by our wonderful photographer Uwe Niklas.

Award Winners 2023

International Human Rights Film Award Nuremberg: THE INTRUSION

Audience Award: LONELY OAKS

Open Eyes Youth Jury Award: WE WILL NOT FADE AWAY, Special Mention: PEOPLE CAN DIE TWICE

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NIHRFF Opening at Tafelhalle

We cordially invite you to the festival opening

on 27.9. at 7:30 pm at Tafelhalle.

Following the opening, we will be showing the film THE ECHO in the presence of assistant director Graciela Villanueva.

Free tickets are only available at the Kulturinformation, Königstr. 93, 90402 Nürnberg.

or at the box office in the Tafelhalle.

The opening will be interpreted into German sign language.

The NIHRFF programme 2023 is online

We are very thirlled to present once again international high class cinema from September 27 until October 4, 2023!

59 films from 46 countries are part of a diverse and exciting programme. We are also happy to welcome many international filmmakers at our festival, who will present their films and talk with us after the screenings.

Despite the film programme we are also very happy that our accompanying programme has also a lot to offer: live concerts, radio talks and discussions complement the programme.

Tickets are now available online but also at the box offices at the Künstlerhaus, Königstr. 93, 90402 Nuremberg.

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The Festival Trailer 2023

Our Festival Trailer is finally here! The shown sequences full of empowerment and expressiveness are taken from the short film Dipped in Black by Matthew Thorne and Derik Lynch.

NIHRFF on YouTube: rewatch all film talks from the last festival

Film talks with filmmakers and festival guests can be found on our YouTube channel. Simply subscribe to our channel!


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