NIHRFF 12 in photos

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 – Opening

Oberbürgermeister Marcus König mit Festivalleiterin Andrea Kuhn

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Die Open Eyes-Jugendreporter führen Interviews

Moderator Tom Viewegh

Oberbürgermeister Marcus König

Gebärdensprachdolmetscherin Carolin Reuter

Festivalleiterin Andrea Kuhn

Grußbotschaft von Vinothraj P.S. Regisseur des Eröffnungsfilms PEBBLES

Marcus König, Andrea Kuhn und Horst Brinkmann (Stabilo International)

© Nuremburg International Human Rights Film Festival (NIHRFF), photos: Steffen Kirschner

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Martina Priessner (DIE WÄCHTERIN)

Regisseurin Martina Priessner im Filmgespräch

Filmgespräch über Zoom mit Rosine Mbakam (DELPHINE’S PRAYERS)


Filmgespräch zu THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER mit Arash Asadi,Antonia Kilian, Guevara Namer

Antonia Kilian (Regisseurin THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER)

Guevara Namer (Drehbuch THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER)

Arash Asadi (Drehbuch THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER)

Filmgespräch mit Lancelot Chan (Drehbuch DECAMERON)

Lancelot Chan (DECAMERON)

© Nuremburg International Human Rights Film Festival (NIHRFF), photos: Steffen Kirschner

Friday, October 1, 2021

Radio Z Talk mit Lancelot Chan (DECAMERON)

Filmgespräch mit Alina Cyranek (HOTEL ASTORIA)

Alina Cyranek (HOTEL ASTORIA)

Filmgespräch mit Nina Fischer und Maroan el Sani (APPROPRIATION TAKES YOU ON A WEIRD RIDE)


Filmgespräch mit Moritz Siebert


Narges Kalhor

Live in concert: das_synthikat


© Nuremburg International Human Rights Film Festival (NIHRFF), photos: Nina Kunz

Saturday, Oktober 2, 2021

Filmgespräch über Zoom mit Vinothraj P.S. (PEBBLES)

Chris Bellaj von Radio Z

Moritz Siebert (ZAHLVATERSCHAFT) im Radio Z-Talk


Nina Fischer und Maroan el Sani im Radio Z-Talk



Vivianne Perelmuter (ELSEWHERE, EVERYWHERE)

© Nuremburg International Human Rights Film Festival (NIHRFF), photos: Nina Kunz

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Filmgespräch mit Julian Radlmaier (BLUTSAUGER)

Julian Radlmaier

Laura Plancarte (NON WESTERN) im Gespräch

Jean Boiron Lajous (WORDS OF BANDITS) im Radio Z-Talk

Filmgespräch mit Maria Speth ( HERR BACHMANN UND SEINE KLASSE)

Maria Speth

Außenspielort in der Katharinenruine

in der Katharinenruine

in der Katharinenruine


Filmgespräch mit Marta Popivoda (LANDSCAPES OF RESISTANCE)

© Nuremburg International Human Rights Film Festival (NIHRFF), photos: Nina Kunz

Monday, October 4, 2021

Filmgespräch mit Jean Boiron Lajous (WORDS OF BANDITS)

Jean Boiron Lajous (WORDS OF BANDITS)

Maria Speth

Firouzeh Khosrovani (RADIOGRAPH OF A FAMILY)

Firouzeh Khosrovani

© Nuremburg International Human Rights Film Festival (NIHRFF), photos: Steffen Kirschner

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 – Award ceremony

Horst Brinkmann (Stabilo International)

Winner Christoph Eder (WHO OWNS MY VILLAGE?) with theOpen Eyes Youth jury and reporters

Christoph Eder (WHO OWNS MY VILLAGE?)

Andrea Kuhn and Audience Award Winner Maria Speth (MR. BACHMANN AND HIS CLASS)

Presenter Tom Viewegh

The international Jury (Anne Kodura und Hamze Bytyci, Brigid O’Shea)

Hamze Bytyci

Greetings from winner Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION)

Maria Speth, Andrea Kuhn, Christoph Eder and Horst Brinkmann

Live in concert: Shabnam Zamani

© Nuremburg International Human Rights Film Festival (NIHRFF), Fotos: Steffen Kirschner

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 – Panel discussion

Andrea Kuhn and Dieter Müller (medico international)

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Weekender 2020


MA/F 2019, 98 Min., DCP, Arabic with German subtitles, director: Maryam Touzani, actors: Lubna Azabal, Douae Belkhaouda, Nisrin Erradi a. o.

It is not the first door Samia has knocked on. Abla does not want to take in the pregnant young woman who appears out of the blue and asks for help. But Abla’s eight-year-old daughter Warda disagrees and so Abla eventually gives in and offers the lost soul a shelter for a couple of nights.
This modest, sensitive directorial debut shows how much the lives of these two women are shaped by Morocco’s patriarchal society. Samia, unmarried and pregnant, is running away from something on the streets of Casablanca. For Abla, widowed and a single parent, her small house and the bakery she runs are a fortress that protects her from the outside world.
The women, subtly played by Loubna Azabal and Nisrin Erradi, gradually grow closer and we learn how they became what they are – a bit like the ingredients for Abla’s bread, which only reveal their secrets when kneaded together with skill and love.


D 2019, 91 Min., DCP, director: Ines Johnson-Spain

Her parents and brother are white, but her skin is dark. They are told that this is pure coincidence. That’s what happened to a girl in East Berlin in the 1960s. In an East German village, Sigrid falls in love with Lucien, a Togolese student, and becomes pregnant, but she is already married to Armin.
The child is the filmmaker Ines Johnson-Spain. At home she is told that everything is fine and there is nothing to discuss, but outside she is often confronted with racist hostility. In this intimate yet critical search for clues, she combines these confusing and painful childhood memories in a sober tone that tell of a culture of rejection, silence and denial. She also travels to Togo to visit her family.
BECOMING BLACK is a very personal reflection on themes such as identity, social norms and family ties, and focuses on a decidedly Afro-German perspective.


Sheytan vojud nadarad D/CZ/IR 2020, 150 Min., DCP, Farsi with German subtitles, director: Mohammad Rasoulof, actors: Ehsan Mirhosseini, Kaveh Ahangar, Mohammad Valizadegan, a. o.

Heshmat, an exemplary husband and father, leaves for work very early every morning. Where is he going? Pouya cannot imagine killing another human being, yet he gets the order. Can there be a way out for him? Javad visits his girlfriend Nana for her birthday to propose to her. But this day holds another surprise for Nana. Bahram is a doctor but is not allowed to practise. When his niece Darya from Germany visits him, he decides to reveal to her the reasons.
Mohammad Rasoulof, NIHRFF Guest of Honour 2015, tells four stories about people whose lives are more or less connected to the death penalty. Is moral integrity possible under a despotic regime? And at what price can it be possible to preserve individual freedom in such situations? Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlinale 2020.


D 2019, 118 Min., DCP, director: Ute Adamczewski

Ute Adamczewskis Dokumentarfilm erzählt die Geschichte einer Eskalation.

Ute Adamczewski’s documentary tells the story of an escalation.
The starting point of the film are the so-called wild concentration camps, which were set up immediately after the National Socialist seizure of power in March 1933 to eliminate political opponents and which have largely been forgotten today. STATUS AND TERRAIN shows how the history of those places has been revised by time and how different political cultures of remembrance have inscribed themselves in them. The film links three successive periods of German history into a loose narrative in which violence plays an essential role in the assertion of power. Thus STATUS AND TERRAIN not only tells of places that became part of a network-like fascist infrastructure at the very beginning of National Socialism, but which later – after the Second World War, after the end of the GDR, in the all-German present of the NSU – became contested spaces of an interpretative sovereignty of history and legitimisation of political lines.

Film Talk with Ines Johnson-Spain

On Thursday, 1.10.2020, Ines-Johnson Spain was our guest and opened our Weekender to talk about her film BECOMING BLACK. The recording of the film talk is only available in German.

Film Talk with Ute Adamczewksi and Stefan Neuberger

On Sunday, 4.10.2020, director Ute Adamczewski and cinematographer Stefan Neuberger were our guests and talked to us about their film STATUS AND TERRAIN.




All films A-Z

Accompanying Programme


Here you find film description videos in German sign language for our deaf audience.

Award Winners

The Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Award of the International Jury goes to: THE SILENCES by Beatriz Seignier. It comes with a cash prize of 2.500 Euros. Our International Jury: Pamela Cohn (USA), Stefanie Görtz (Germany), Kirijana Nikoloska (North Macedonia).

The Audience Award goes to: A THOUSAND GIRLS LIKE ME by Sahra Mani. It comes with a cash prize of 1.000 Euros.

The Open Eyes Youth Jury Award goes to: PUSH by Fredrik Gertten. It comes with a cash prize of 1.000 Euros donated by Stabilo International. The Open Eyes Youth Jury 2019: Anastasia Braun, Sarah De Souza Rausche, Nele Ettlinger, Lina Kestler, and Milla Meyer.

International Jury

Pamela Cohn
Film curator, festival programmer, author

Stefanie Görtz
Film curator, journalist and press speaker
u.a. Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund | Köln

Kirijana A. Nikoloska
Casting director, festivall director MakeDox Film Festival

Festival Guests

Bruno Bimbi (Brasilien)
Podium: Brasilien: Demokratie am Abgrund

Sebastian Brameshuber (Österreich)
Bewegung eines nahen Bergs

Pam Cohn
Internationale Jury

Alexandra Colta (Schottland)
Document Human Rights Film Festival Glasgow

Jule Cramer (Deutschland)
In Search…

Eloy Dominguez Serén (Spanien)

Maroan el Sani (Deutschland)
Freedom of Movement

Nina Fischer (Deutschland)
Freedom of Movement

Suhaib Gasmelbari (Sudan)
Talking About Trees

Marilina Giménez (Argentinien)
A Girl´s Band
3.-6.10., 8.-10.10.

Stefanie Görtz
Internationale Jury


Aphisit Hama (Thailand)
Manta Ray

Bettina Henkel (Österreich)
Kinder unter Deck

Gustav Hofer (Italien)
Dicktatorship: Macho Made in Italy

Ibrahim Shaddad (Sudan)
Talking About Trees

Deepa (Sri Lanka)
House of My Fathers

Alisa Kovalenko Ukraine)
Home Games

Markus Krohn (Deutschland)
Chris the Swiss

Barbara Lorey (Frankreich)

Sahra Mani (Afghanistan)
A Thousand Girls Like Me

Enrico Masi (Italien)
Shelter – Farewell to Eden

Natasha Neri (Brasilien)
Police Killing

Kirijana A. Nikoloska (Nordmazedonien)

Luca Ragazzi (Italien)
Dicktatorship: Macho Made in Italy

Mala Reinhardt (Deutschland)
Der Zweite Anschlag

Ansgar Schäfer (Portugal)
Fordlandia Malaise

Beatriz Seigner (Brasilien)
The Silences

Marlene Streeruwitz (Österreich)

Putri Purnaa Sugua (Malaysia)

Claudia Tosi (Italien)
I Had A Dream

Florenzia Vogliano (Argentinien)
A Girl´s Band

Richard Warden (Schottland)
Document Human Rights Film Festival Glasgow


NIHRFF for hearing impaired and deaf audience

We warmly welcome deaf and hard of hearing people at the Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival.
Here you can find German sign language videos with information about our festival and the film program.

General Information

The Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival:

Tickets and Venues:

Film Programme

We will publish our film programme with a special selection of films with german subtitles in fall 2021.

Additionally, there will be film descriptions of several films in German sign language.

Next NIHRFF edition – Coming in fall 2023

The next big festival edition of NIHRFF will take place in fall 2023. Please note, that we cannot accept any submissions in the meantime. Updates on submission will be published here around January 2023.

NIHRFF 12 in photos

© Viaframe Steffen Kirschner

We have compiled a few impressions of NIHRFF 2021 and reminisce. Have a look!

Watch all NIHRFF 12 Film Talks on YouTube

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NIHRFF Award Winners 2021

Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Award:
This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection (Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese)

Audience Award:
Mr. Bachmann and His Class (Maria Speth)

Open Eyes Youth Jury Award:
Who Owns My Village? (Christoph Eder)


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Guests of Honor

Each festival, NIHRFF honors a representative of the international film industry, who stands for great cinematic art and political-human rights commitment, with the NIHRFF Honorary Award.


Vanessa Redgrave, actress, director, activist


Joshua Oppenheimer, director


Mohammad Rasoulof, iranian director









The Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival (NIHRFF) is Germany’s biggest and most important film festival on human rights. The biannual festival presents international film art with a conscience from all around the world since 1999.

With three international competitions, a high-profile jury, around 50 filmmakers, many activities for industry representatives and numerous premieres, NIHRFF has become one of the most renowned thematic film festivals in Europe.

NIHRFF is anchored regionally and focused internationally.

NIHRFF is Nuremberg’s most popular film festival, welcoming around 10,000 visitors per edition. It is an regionally rooted cultural event that radiates internationally beyond Franconian-Bavarian borders. Based far off big cities like Munich and Berlin, the festival presents a sophisticated film program every two years in a professional setting with a relaxed, stimulating atmosphere.

NIHRFF stands for quality.

NIHRFF is unreservedly committed to quality. This applies not only to our stringent programming and film selection but also to all organizational matters.

NIHRFF is accessible.

NIHRFF considers itself as a accessible film event, open in all directions. Everyone is welcome. It is an attractive and communicative platform for filmmakers, cineastes, representatives of the film industry and human rights activists alike.

NIHRFF ist inclusive.

As a human rights film festival, NIHRFF recognizes the right of every individual to participate in culture and the political and social discourse. Therefore, Nuremberg citizens with low income as well as refugees are granted free admission. Fruther, the festival developed and implemented a concept together with the local deaf community to create easy access for a deaf or hard of hearing audience.

NIHRFF educates.

NIHRFF makes an important contribution to human rights education at local, national and EU level with its film talks, panel discussions and exhibitions as well as the educational youth project Open Eyes. The project includes school screenings, a youth jury, youth reporters, as well as teacher trainings, and has become the most successful educational film program of all Bavarian film festivals.

NIHRFF represents international competence.

The festival is one of the leading competence centers on human rights and film worldwide. Its festival concept aiming towards dialogue, solidarity, and sustainability finds its continuation in advising and supporting film festivals, filmmakers, NGOs, and film initiatives worldwide. As a sought-after cooperation partner, NIHRFF curates film series, workshops and panel discussions for other film festivals and fills jury positions worldwide.

NIHRFF connects and shapes.

NIHRFF has been working in international and regional networks for years and is involved in film politics.

As a founding member of the Human Rights Film Network, an association of around 40 international human rights film festivals, NIHRFF actively shapes the film industry.

In 2014, NIHRFF joined 17 other festivals in founding the Association of Bavarian Film Festivals. NIHRFF director Andrea Kuhn was elected as its first chairwoman.

International Jury 2021

Hamze Bytici

Hamze Bytyci, born in 1982 in Prizren/Kosovo, lives and works in Berlin. In 1989, his family came to Germany. Already at the age of eight, he makes his first steps as an activist at Christmas 1990 in the church asylum in Tübingen, when his family was fighting against their own deportation. In 2005, he graduates from drama school in Freiburg and founds the organization Amaro Drom (Our Way). After a one-year engagement in Zurich, he moves to Berlin in 2006, where he performs and directs at Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Maxim Gorki Theater, and smaller theaters. Since 2007 Bytyci has worked as a foundation consultant, as an independent theater and media educator at various Berlin schools, and as an intercultural family helper for LebensWelt. In 2012, he founded the association RomaTrial e.V., where, among other things, he manages the online radio station Radio Corel and organizes international film summer schools under the label Balkan Onions. In 2012, he developed his own interactive performance format, Hilton 437, in which he explores social and political issues. Since 2016, he has been a member of the Berlin state executive committee of DIE LINKE. In October 2017, he organized for the first time the AKE DIKHEA? Festival of Romani Film. In April 2018 he was co-curator of the 1st Roma Biennale, the first self-organized biennial by and with Roma artists from all over Europe at the Maxim Gorki Theater.

Photo © Jennifer Tuffour

Anne Kodura

Born in 1987 in Halle (Saale). Studied media art at the Academy of Art in Munich. First experiences in directing theater, short and experimental films.

Her first feature-length documentary WASTELAND – SO THAT NO ONE BECOMES AWARE OF IT premiered at the Berlinale (Generation), was subsequently screened at numerous festivals and won, among others, the Open Eyes Youth Jury Award at the 8th edition of the Nuremberg Film Festival of Human Rights.

Furthermore, she was a jury member of the Generation International Jury of the 66th Berlinale and was represented twice as Berlinale Talent in recent years, most recently in the Script Station with her feature film script ALMA.

Brigid O’Shea

Brigid O’Shea has lived and worked in Germany and Europe since 2005. She started her career at the Berlin International Film Festival, where she worked for various departments including Berlinale Talents, Berlinale Co-Production Market and the EFM. She was the coordinator of the DOK Industry Programme from 2010 and was appointed head of DOK Industry in late 2014. She left this post in 2021 to establish the Documentary Association of Europe, to usher in a new generation of professionals and advocate on a pan-European level for documentary filmmakers. She has previously freelanced for many documentary institutions in Europe and also for production companies. She tutors across the globe on international co-financing and pitching as well as festival strategies and cultural management. She moderates and curates discussions and programmes on non-fiction filmmaking as an internationally-respected consultant with a wide and diverse network. Currently she serves on the advisory boards of B2B Doc and DMZ Docs.

Photo © Susann Jehnichen


The Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival (NIHRFF) is Germany’s oldest and biggest human rights film festival.

The biannual festival presents international film art with a conscience from all around the world since 1999.


NIHRFF awards three cash prices and features an international jury as well as the Open Eyes Youth Jury.

International Human Rights Film Award Nuremberg

Artist: Christian Rösner

In the main competition, films compete for the International Human Rights Film Award Nuremberg, worth EUR 2,500. This award for outstanding filmic achievement in a human rights film will be awarded by an indepedent international jury.

Audience Award

Artist: Christian Rösner

All films in the festival programme compete for our audience award, worth EUR 1,000.

Open Eyes Youth Jury Award

A jury of students will chose the winner of the Open Eyes Youth Jury Award. They select the film best suited for human rights education in schools. The jury consists of Nuremberg high school students.

Previous Winners


International Human Rights Film Award Nuremberg This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection Lesotho, Italy, South Africa 2019, Director: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Audience Award Mr. Bachmann and His Class Germany 2021, Director: Maria Speth
Open Eyes Youth Jury Award Who Owns My Village? Germany 2021, Director: Christoph Eder


International Human Rights Film Award NurembergThe Silences, Brazil/France/Columbia 2018, Director: Beatriz Seigner  
Audience AwardA Thousand Girls Like Me, France/Afghanistan 2018, Director: Sahra Mani
Open Eyes Youth Jury AwardPUSH, Sweden 2019, Director: Fredrik Gertten


International Human Rights Film Award Nuremberg
Ta’ang, Hongkong/France 2016, Director: Wang Bing
Special Mention:Communion, Poland 2016, Director: Anna Zamecka
Audience AwardThe War Show, Denmark/Finnland/Syria 2016, Directors: Obaidah Zytoon, Andreas Dalsgaard
Open Eyes Youth Jury AwardDil Leyla, Germany 2016, Director: Aslı Özarslan
Special Mention:For Ahkeem, USA 2017, Directors: Jeremy S. Levine, Landon van Soest


International Human Rights Film Award NurembergMaidan, Ukraine/Netherlands 2014, Director: Sergei Loznitsa
Audience AwardThe Look of Silence, Denmark/UK/Indonesia/Norway/Finnland 2014, Director: Joshua Oppenheimer
Open Eyes Youth Jury AwardSomething Better To Come, Denmark/Poland 2014, Director: Hanna Polak


International Human Rights Film Award NurembergNorte, Philippines 2013, Director: Lav Diaz
Audience AwardNo Fire Zone: In the Killing Fields of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka/UK 2013, Director: Callum Macrae
Open Eyes Youth Jury AwardWasteland – So that No One Becomes Aware of It, Germany 2013, Director: Anne Kodura
Special MentionCall Me Kuchu, USA 2012, Directors: Katherine Fairfax Wright,
Malika Zouhali-Worrall


International Human Rights Film Award NurembergThe Prize, Mexico/France/Poland/Germany 2011, Director:
Paula Markovitch
Audience AwardSon of Babylon, Egypt/France/Iraq/Netherlands/UK/United Arab Emirates/Palestine 2010, Director: Mohamed Al-Daradji
Open Eyes Youth Jury Award9 Lives, Germany 2011, Director: Maria Speth
Special MentionCartonera, Germany 2010, Director: Maria Goinda


International Human Rights Film Award NurembergCrime & Punishment, China 2007, Director: Zhao Liang
Audience AwardBurma VJ – Reporting from a Closed Country, Denmark 2008, Director: Anders Østergaard
Open Eyes Youth Jury AwardBurma VJ – Reporting from a Closed Country, Denmark 2008, Director: Anders Østergaard


International Human Rights Film Award NurembergThe Violin, Mexico 2005, Director:
Francisco Vargas
Special MentionPaper Cannot Wrap Up Embers, Cambodia/France 2007, Director: Rithy Panh
Audience AwardSisters in Law, Cameroon 2005, Directors: Florence Ayisi, Kim Longinotto
Open Eyes Youth Jury AwardFavela Rising, Brazil/USA 2005, Directors:
Matt Mochary, Jeff Zimbalist


International Human Rights Film Award NurembergEstamira, Brazil 2004, Director:
Marcos Prado
Special MentionMardi Gras: Made in China, USA 2004, Director: David Redmon
Audience AwardThe Amateurs and the General Germany 2004, Director: Helge Cramer
Open Eyes Youth Jury AwardBunso: The Youngest, Philippines/UK 2004, Director: Ditsi Carolino


International Human Rights Film Award NurembergS-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine, Cambodia/France 2002, Director: Rithy Panh
Special MentionOtzenrather Sprung, Germany 2001, Director: Jens Schanze


International Human Rights Film Award NurembergLong Night’s Journey into Day, USA 2000, Directors: Deborah Hoffmann
Frances Reid
Special MentionSud, France/Belgium 1999, Director: Chantal Akermann


International Human Rights Film Award NurembergThe Little Girl Who Sold the Sun, Senegal/France 1999, Director: Djibril Dio Mambety
Kisangani Diary, Austria/France 1997, Director: Hubert Sauper
Memoria, Italy 2997, Director: Ruggero Gabbai


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Festival Director
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Guests of Honor

Unitl 2017 NIHRFF honored a representative of the international film industry, who stands for great cinematic art and political-human rights commitment, with the NIHRFF Honorary Award.

Sponsors & Partners

Overview of all Sponsor- and Partnerships



Media Partner

Festival Hotel

NIHRFF is a founding member of the Human Rights Film Network (HRFN)

Become a Sponsor

If your company or organisation is interested in cooperating with NIHRFF, please contact festival director Andrea Kuhn (phone: +49 (911) 231-8329; e-mail: andrea.kuhn[at]

We would be happy to inform you about our special offers for sponsors and programme partners.

Supporting Membership & Donations

Supporting Membership

Als Fördermitglied des Internationale Filmtage der Menschenrechte e.V. genießen Sie f

As a supporting member of the International Film Festival of Human Rights e.V. you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • personal invitation to the opening ceremony and award ceremony
  • our festival magazine by mail
  • our electronic newsletter
  • a donation receipt, as the sponsorship contribution is tax deductible

If your are interested in becoming a member, please contact the festival director Andrea Kuhn (phone: +49 (911) 231-8329; e-mail: andrea.kuhn[at]


For Donations please use to the following bank account:
GLS Bank
IBAN: DE81 4306 0967 8205 8424 00
You will receive a donation receipt.

Open Eyes – Human Rights Films for Schools is the educational youth project of the International Nuremberg Human Rights Film Festival that combines cultural and political education in an innovative way. In contrast to NIHRFF, Open Eyes takes place every year.

Since 2007, Open Eyes is generously supported by Stabilo International GmbH.

Open Eyes Programme 2021

Here you will find all information and details about this years Open Eyes youth programme in Fall 2021.


The most important component of the project are the Open Eyes school screenings: As a low-threshold event the screenings of exceptional films are meant to educate students about human rights issues while at the same time strengthening their media skills. All film screenings take place in the morning or early afternoon and are accompanied pedagogically. Each screening opens with a short introduction to the issue of human rights in general and the subject and the aesthetics of the respective film in particular. After the screening either the filmmaker, protagonist, or human rights experts discuss the film with the students. All films are (unless available in a German version) translated by the festival and subtitled or dubbed live during the screening to allow for a maximum understanding of the films for all kids independet of their English and/or reading skills.

Open Eyes Youth Jury

In addition to the school screenings, Open Eyes offers students an opportunity to dig deeper into the subject of film by becoming members of the Open Eyes Youth Jury. They will then watch selected festival films in special screenings and discuss them among themselves to select the film they believe to be best suited for human rights education in schools. During the awards ceremony of the festival, the jury then read their self-written eulogy and present the Open Eyes Youth Jury Award, worth € 1,000 (sponsored by Stabilo International GmbH) to a representative of the winning film. The work of the Youth Jury is continously accompanied and tutored by the Open Eyes staff.

Open Eyes Youth Reporters

Since 2009, the Open Eyes Youth Reporters form the third leg of the project: In cooperation with the editors of the Extra youth pages of Nürnberger Nachrichten, the biggest regional newspaper, 5 students are selected to report each on a respective festival film. Individual film screenings are then scheduled for the young reporters, in which they watch and discuss their respective film with the NIHRFF-team. The editors of the Extra section of Nürnberger Nachrichten lend editorial support to the young film critics and publish their reviews in in the newspaper during the film festival. The aim of this project module is to interest young people in commited filmmaking by informing and intersting them through their peers.

Teacher Training

In the interim year between festivals, Open Eyes offers a one-day film studies seminars for teachers which aims to increase their film literacy and enable them to follow-up on the Open Eyes discussions in their classrooms in a critical and informed way. Topics in the past included “Film Analysis,” “Reality and the Construction of Meaning in Documentary Filmmaking” and “Film Narration”. The Open Eyes film seminars are recognized by the state of Bavaria and are open to all teachers.

Open Eyes Schulfilm Archiv

Here you can find an overview of all the films in the Open Eyes school film programme since 2015.

Cinema screenings


Single Ticket

reduced for pupils, students, trainees, pensioners, severely disabled and deaf/hard of hearing people

8,00 € / reduced 6,50 €

10,00 € festival support price

Festival pass

Der Festivalpass berechtigt The Festival Pass entitles the holder to attend all cinema screenings with the exception of the opening and screenings at Cinecittà, Kino 9.

The pass is available from 27.9.2021 at the Festival Office in the Festival Centre Künstlerhaus, Königstr. 93, and is non-transferable. Please note that there is only a limited number of festival passes available.

50,00 €

Nuremberg-Pass holders / refugees

Holders of the Nuremberg Pass and refugees can attend all film events in the cinemas free of charge. A special reservation is not necessary.

For individual tickets, simply come to the box office. Please note that free tickets cannot be purchased online, but can only be collected at the box office for the same day and for one person only.

free admission

Box offices


For screenings at Cinecittà tickets are only available at the box office there from 14.09.2021 until the end of the festival.

kinoeins, kommkino, Katharinenruine, Tafelhalle

  • KulturInformation (Königstraße 93, 90402 Nürnberg)
  • Box office at Filmhaus (1.OG Königstraße 93)
  • Tickets for the Opening Ceremony are available at KulturInformation. Admission is free.

The box offices in the Filmhaus and in the Katharinenruine open half an hour before the first screening and remain open until the start of the last screening.

Online screenings


Single ticket

You can buy individual films via our streaming platform kino3 and watch them for 48 hours there. Please note, that the films are geo-blocked and only available in Germany.

7,00 €

Festival pass

The online festival pass entitles you to stream all films available online on our streaming platform from 29/9, 21:00 until 6/10, 23:59.

50,00 €



Festival Center at Künstlerhaus / kino eins & kommkino

Künsterhaus / Filmhaus Nürnberg im KunstKulturQuartier

Königstr. 93, 90402 Nürnberg

U-Bahn: All lines, stop Hauptbahnhof (main station)
Tram: Lines 5, 7, 8 and 9, stop Hauptbahnhof (main station)

Coming from the main station: Take the exit in the direction of Altstadt/ Innenstadt/Tourist information. You can already see the building from the station

Coming from the airport: Take the U2 underground line directly from the airport to the stop Hauptbahnhof (main station)


Cinecittà – Kino 8 and Kino 9
Gewerbemuseumsplatz 3
90403 Nürnberg

U-Bahn: U1, stop Lorenzkirche / U2, stop Wöhrder Wiese
Tram: Line 8, stop Marientor

Katharinenruine (Open Air)

Am Katharinenkloster 6
90403 Nürnberg

U-Bahn: U1, stop Lorenzkirche / U2, stop Wöhrder Wiese
Tram: Line 8, stop Marientor


Äußere Sulzbacher Str. 60-62
90491 Nürnberg

Tram: Line 8, stop Tafelhalle


Since September 2,2021, the 3G rule applies to indoor events. This means that access to our venues Künstlerhaus, Cinecittà and Tafelhalle is only permitted if you can prove that you have been vaccinated, have recovered from COVID or have been tested negative.

Please bring appropriate proof and show it at the entrance.

Als Testnachweis ist ein negativer Antigen-Schnelltest erforderlich, der nicht älter als 24 Stunden sein darf, oder ein negativer A negative rapid antigen test not older than 24 hours or a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours is required as proof of testing. Children under 6 years of age and schoolchildren from the start of school are exempt from compulsory testing.

In order to enter our premises, it is compulsory to wear a medical mask (OP mask or FFP2). Masks must also be worn at all times, also during screenings in the cinemas.

Since September 2,2 021 new regulations apply in Bavaria for the events. We will therefore be able to offer more seats in the cinemas again, but there will be two seats emtpy between individual visitors or groups. The booking system is set up so that you can book seats next to each other within a group of people. The two adjacent seats on each side are automatically blocked. Therefore, the seat numbers on your tickets are compulsory.

Nevertheless, please keep a minimum distance of 1.5m to other persons, as far as possible.

Contact details will be collected on site at our venues. Please note, that you have to fill them in on site again, even if you purchased tickets in adavance online and already registered on different platforms. This is due to data privacy regulations.


Wheelchair Accessibility

All NIHRFF venues are wheelchair accessible and have wheelchair accessible restrooms.

Filmhaus kinoeins:

NIHRFF for hearing impaired and deaf audience

Many of our films have German subtitles. We are also able to offer specially adapted subtitles with audio descriptions for two films.

We offer videos in German sign language on general information about the festival and a few films on our website.

In addition, our opening ceremony will be interpreted in German sign language.

NIHRFF for blind audience

Unfortunately we cannot offer any films with audio description at the moment.

People with low income / Refugees

Holders of the Nuremberg Pass are granted free admission to NIHRFF, as well as refugees. No reservation needed. For free tickets, please come to our box office. The festival pass (valid for the entire festival and all film screenigs) is available at the festival office.


The following accreditation types are available to professional visitors of the Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival:

Press Accreditation is available to professional reporters from all fields of media (print, online, TV, radio, web TV, photography). The press accreditation is free.

Our festival accreditation is available to professional filmmakers or representatives of the film industry, cultural institutions or other film festivals. The festival accreditation costs a one-time fee of 30 Euros and entitles the holder to free admission to all film online screenings on our streaming platform kino3.

Please note that we request a proof of activity. We reserve the right to refuse accreditation after examination without giving reasons. There is no legal claim to accreditation.


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Data privacy

The protection of your data is very important to us. To learn more about how we collect, use and store your data, please read the information given at our newsletter sign-up page and check our privacy policy.

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