Accompanying Programme 2019

Award Ceremony

Join us to find out which films won the three festival awards:

  • Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Award, awarded by the International Jury, cash prize: 2.500 Euros
  • Audience Award, cash prize: 1.000 Euro
  • Open Eyes Youth Jury Award, cash prize: 1.000 Euro

Tues. 8th of October, 7 p.m., Caritas-Pirckheimer-Haus (CPH)

Brazil: Democracy on the Brink – A conversation with Bruno Bimbi

Chair: Moritz Krawinkel, Latin America consultant at medico international

Fri. 4th of October, 8 p.m., 2. OG Kopfbau

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Installation: DEAD SOULS

In Gansu Province, northwest China, lie the remains of countless prisoners abandoned in the Gobi Desert 60 years ago. Designated as “ultra-rightists” in the Communist Party’s Anti-Rightist campaign of 1957, they starved to death in the Jiabiangou and Mingshui reeducation camps. Sun. 6th of October - Tues, 8th of October, 10 a.m. - 6.45 p.m., Kunstbunker

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Live in Concert – ELENA STERI


Soft but firm sounds from an e-guitar and a ukulele. elena steri writes honest tunes that pay tribute to the small and inconspicuous things of life, while transporting grand emotions. Her expansive voice and cautious melodies create an enchanting form of minimalism.

Sat. 5th October from 10 p.m. Festival lounge – Free admission
Followed by Radio Z-DJ: a good life is the best revenge // Indie

Live in Concert: ADAM SONO

Indie-Pop Singer/Songwriter

ADAM SONO was a drummer and percussionist in various bands before becoming a singer/songwriter with a guitar. It didn’t take him long to release his first CD, which features him playing guitar, bass, an organ, the drums and even a vibraphone. He will be performing alone here but if you shut your eyes you might well think there’s a whole band in front of you…

Thurs. 3rd October from 10 p.m. Festival lounge – Free admission

Followed by Radio Z-DJ: Christian Mosbacher // Weirdo Pop

Live in Concert: CHRIS PADERA


Chris Padera tells personal stories and accompanies them with melodies inspired by indie folk and punk rock. He is part of the collective Folk’s Worst Nightmare and the indie band Houseparty and feels at home in clubs and on festival stages alike. His performances are always full of energy and whether he’s appearing solo or as part of a band you’ll be guaranteed a smile!

Weds. 9th October from 10 p.m. Festival Lounge – Free admission
Followed by Radio Z-DJ: Seraphina // Super Sunset Pop

Live in Concert: DAS SYNTHIEKAT


Two phantom and complex cyberpunks who like recording lo-fi music and are trying to make the most of this dystopia!

Fri. 4th October from 10 p.m. Festival lounge – Free admission

Followed by Radio Z-DJ: Axel Nerlich // Lo-Fi



Forged art at half the price. Or rather forged jazz, by seven art forgers (Kunstfälscher in German) – Moses (vocals), Jona Pinto (rap), Christoph Ohlwärther (on guitar), Stefan Nether/Benjamin Brönner (on keyboard), Julius Wassenaar (on bass) und Valerio Pohl (on drums). The music is so fake it’s original! Rich vocals, perfect solos, a walking bass, energetic drums – and perfect timing too. No-one else is so original in their forgery.

Mon. 7th October from 10 p.m. Festival lounge – Free admission
Followed by Radio Z-DJ: Tobi Lindemann // Experimental & Soul

Live in Concert: SURPRISE GUEST

Sun. 6th of October, 10 p.m., Festival Lounge
Followed by Radio Z-DJ: Christian Seitz // Disco, Downtempo, Pop


angry anti-folk // bearded blues punk // sassy songwriting

Solo performer, songwriter and author Jan Bratenstein is The Black Elephant Band. The friendly anti-folk weirdo made a name for himself with his album “Pop Smears” and has since made made countless solo appearances and has also performed with the folk collective Folk’s Worst Nightmare. The Black Elephant Band already played at the festival in 2017 and we’re looking forward to his return!

Tues. 8th October from 10 p.m. Festival lounge – Free admission
Followed by Radio Z-DJ: Claus Caraut // Weird

Marlene Streeruwitz reads and talks!

!! In German only !!

Marlene Streeruwitz is one of the most important authors writing in German today. In her novels, essays and plays, she uses a very particular language to dissect the grammar of the patriarchy and political and personal configurations of power. Over and over again, she takes a firm stand against the current political situation in Austria and the shift to the right.

Thursday, 03.10., 17.00, Tafelhalle

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Opening Ceremony

Join us for our Opening Ceremony at Tafelhalle Nürnberg!

Followed by our Opening Film TALKING ABOUT TREES and a Q&A with Suhaib Gasmelbari (director) and Ibrahim Shaddad (Protagonist)

Weds. 2nd of October, 7 p.m., Tafelhalle

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ORCHID Queer Karaoke Night – Festival Party!

DIY Karaoke for the LGBTI*-Cuties and friends!
MC: Frau von Landadel
Host und DJ: eve massacre

Fri. 4th of October, from 9 p.m. on, Kantine

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Queer Faces Migrant Voices

LGBTIQ* migrants and refugees tell their stories

Sat. 5th of October, 5 p.m., Festival Lounge – Free Admission

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Radio Z Live Talk

The Radio Z team will broadcast live from a mobile studio in the festival lounge every night from Thursday, Oct 3. From 9.00 pm to 10.00 pm they will present interviews with directors, participants and organizers. The festival’s evening program will provide the live broadcast’s main focus. Listen to Radio Z on 95,8 MHz or via live stream on

daily, 9 p.m., Festival Lounge

Winner Audience Award

Watch the most popular film of our international competiton and the international forum, picked by our wonderful audience.

Weds. 9th of October, 7 p.m., kommkino

Winner of the Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Award

Watch the winning film of our International Competition, picked by our fantastic international jury.

Weds. 9th of October, 9 p.m., kommkino

Winner Open Eyes Youth Jury Award

Watch the film from our school program that our Open Eyes Youth Jury deemd the most suitable for human rights education in schools.

Weds. 9th of October, 5 p.m., kommkino