This year the festival will again be accompanied by an extensive supporting program that includes the HUMAN RIGHTS FORUM and an EXHIBITION.

Art is a true catalyst for both solidarity and activism. Such tools are key to a better understanding of the global situation and encourage people to work for a just and livable world.
Portrait von Ban Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon - former UN Secretary General and opening speaker of HRFFB 2020.


Non-fictional art forms have the power to inspire, to encourage and to evoke, to expose injustice but also to highlight potential solutions. When non-fictional storytelling forms are used as part of strong alliances in a meaningful manner, they can contribute to long-term change through innovative strategies.

Over the course of four conference days dedicated to the concept of "Storytelling & Activism," the Forum will take an in-depth look at precisely how excellent stories can help change our world just a little bit for the better.

If the time until the festival seems too long: On our Youtube channel you can find all the recordings of the Forum 2020!

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In the framework of an exhibition, we show different artistic approaches of international and German artists around the idea of activism. The exhibits demonstrate different facets of the interaction between artists, media professionals and activists.

We will publish the complete program in August. Starting at the end of May, you can find first insights here. In the meantime, we share information, updates and film tips on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

29. JULY 2021