Short film competition

Human Rights?!

What do human rights mean to you?

For the first time the UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe and the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin call for entries for the short film competition "Human Rights?!" to support young engaged filmmakers.Until mid-august young people can send their films related to the question "What do human rights mean to me?". Out of all entries 30 films will be nominated and screened during the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin 2019 (18th - 25th of September).

Conditions and Applications

Everybody younger than 24 can paticipate. The film should be a max. three minutes short film related to the question "What do human rights mean to me?" You can send your film until the 15th of August


The first eight winnings films are selected by a expert jury.
30 films will be nominated and presented in a special screening in one of our festival cinemas. The winning film will be awarded in the "KINO INTERNATIONAL" on the 25th of September within the award ceremony.

Prize money

1st place 1000 EUR
2nd & 3rd place 500 EUR
4th - 8th place 200 EUR


Persons up to the age of 23 who are resident in Germany are entitled to receive a pension. Employees* of Aktion gegen den Hunger, UNO Flüchtlingshilfe, Save the Children and the Norwegian Refugee Council are excluded from participation. The participants themselves are responsible for the correctness of the data given in the competition, as well as for the rights of the material used. The participants grant the organising organisations the unlimited right to use the material they send in for the competition free of charge as well as temporally, locally and medially (website, social media, printed works, multimedia, TV, cinema etc.). The participants are not entitled to any remuneration for any of these uses. The participant guarantees that the files made available by him or her were either created by him or herself or that he or she is entitled to use them. The thirty finalists will be selected by a selection committee and the eight winners by a jury. Notification will be given by 15 September 2019. No legal action will be taken. The competition has no connection with Facebook and is in no way sponsored, supported or organized by Facebook. Privacy Notice The personal data provided by the participants* for participation in the competition (e.g. name, title, e-mail address, answers given, pictures submitted, etc.) will only be processed by us for the purposes of the competition and stored for a maximum of 3 years. More Information: privacy statement