November 22nd, 2015
FOR A THOUSAND LIVES: BE HUMAN in the Netherlands at the world’s largest documentary film festival IDFA. The festival supports the appeal which has been read within the “Movies That Matter Day” focusing on Human rights issues.
November 7th, 2015
FOR A THOUSAND LIVES: BE HUMAN at the Duisburg Film Week. The director Werner Ružička and his team support the appeal. Nikolaus Geyrhalter, awarded the 3-sat Award for Best Documentary reads the appeal at the closing ceremony.
November 5th, 2015
FOR A THOUSAND LIVES: BE HUMAN at Thessaloniki IFF. The director Dimitri Eipides reads the main points at the opening ceremony.
October 31st, 2015
FOR A THOUSAND LIVES: BE HUMAN at Dok Leipzig. The director Leena Pasanen and her team support the appeal. Jakob Brossmann, the director of the competition film „Lampedusa in Winter“, reads the main points before his screening.
October 26th, 2015
FOR A THOUSAND LIVES: BE HUMAN at the Viennale, the biggest film festival in Austria. Jakob Brossmann, director of „Lampedusa in Winter“, screened within a special programm addressing topics like emigration, displacement and asylum, reads the appeal.
October 24th, 2015
FOR A THOUSAND LIVES: BE HUMAN at the Hof IFF in Germany. The director Heinz Badewitz reads the appeal before the closing screening of a program called “War, Escape or the Search for a New Home » addressing the refugee question.
October 23rd, 2015
FOR A THOUSAND LIVES: BE HUMAN at the “Rendez-vous du Cinéma” in Dijon. Pierre Jolivet reads the appeal!
October 20th, 2015
FOR A THOUSAND LIVES: BE HUMAN goes Brussels with a delegation of European filmmakers, actors and film professionals: French director Michel Hazanavicius (5 Oscars, 6 Césars,7 Baftas for „The Artist“), Italian actress/director Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, German cinema icon Hanna Schygulla, French director Laurent Cantet (Palme d’or „Entre les muds“), Polish actor Andrzej Chyra and the initiators Nathalie Borgers, Anne Laurent-Delage, Fabienne Servan Schreiber and Ursula Wolschlager.
September 16th, 2015
FOR A THOUSAND LIVES: BE HUMAN at the San Sebastián Film Festival. The appeal is highlighted during the closing ceremony broadcast live on Spanish TV. Press Release of the festival: San Sebastian Film Festival supports ”For a Thousand Lives: Be Human” campaign.
September 15th, 2015
The appeal reaches 5000 signatures.
September 12th, 2015
FOR A THOUSAND LIVES: BE HUMAN at the Venice International Film Festival. The jury reads the appeal at the closing ceremony broadcast live on Italian TV. Press release of the festival: la Biennale di Venezia / 72nd Venice International Film Festival / For a Thousand Lives: Be Human Appeal.
September 8th, 2015
The appeal reaches 3000 signatures. First Press reviews.
September 2nd, 2015
Launch of FOR A THOUSAND LIVES: BE HUMAN. The appeal rallies the support of the Austrian Film Academy, the European Film Academy and of many leading film institutions.
August 27th, 2015
71 dead bodies are found in an abandoned truck in Austria, an event that brings the tragic extent of the humanitarian catastrophe right into the heart of Europe.