One World - International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
March 8 - 17, 2011
Prague / Czech Republic
Your energy is needed somewhere else! - The slogan of this year's festival points out that people should remember to direct their efforts towards useful activities that might effect change in the world around them. Here's a summary of the festival's main programmes, with an overview of selected East European films, many of which attended East Silver, Ex Oriente Film, East European Forum, etc.
Click here to learn more about the industry section co-organized by One World and Documentary Campus, with support of IDF. The festival's industry section will also be open to 2011 Ex Oriente Film participants.
Main Competition - Films in this section are eligible for the Award for Best Director, Award for Best Film, both decided by the main jury: Rob Lemkin (UK), Kanak Mani Dixit (Nepal), Ozlem Dalkiran (Turkey), Ondřej Trojan (Czech Republic). 15 films are in the running for the main awards, including Pamela Yates's Granito, Position Among the Stars by the IDFA double winner L. R. Helmrich, and the South Korean My Barefoot Friend – The Story of Shallim and His Old Rickshaw.
Right to Know - A unique competition category presenting feature-length films that draw attention to unknown or suppressed issues concerning human rights. These films will compete for the Rudolf Vrba Award. As usual, the jury of this section consists of activists and people from human rights organizations. Among others, this year’s jury will include Catherine Absalom from Belgium, Jerald Joseph from Malaysia and Egyptian blogger Hossam El Hamalawy.
Portraits of Corruption - Films from the main thematic section of this year’s One World chart the phenomenon of corruption, particularly in post-communist countries. 6 films included in the selection, including: Catenaccio a la Drnovice; Thieves by Law; Kapitalism - Our Improved Formula.
Age Is Just a Number - Old age is a subject that concerns every one of us. Nonetheless, in a world where values such as health, youth and beauty predominate, people play down the need to deal with the last stage of human life. Consisting of 7 films, this programme inlcudes: That's Life; Autumn Gold (opening film).
Panorama - As is now traditional, in the Panorama section, we present internationally acclaimed films that have been successfully presented at foreign festivals in the past year. They are films of a very high calibre, both in filmic and thematic terms. In a number of cases, they have won awards at prestigious festivals. 10 films, including: The World According to Ion B.; Village Without Women.
Czech Documentaries - In this permanent category, we traditionally present high-quality Czech documentaries that have been made in the past year to local audiences and foreign guests. Some of these films will be presented at the festival as world premieres with the people who made them in attendance. 14 Czech docs, featuring Helena Třeštíková's Katka; Bear Islands by Martin Ryšavý; Heaven Hell by David Čálek; Tomáš Kudrna's latest film Day After the Long Night; All for the Good of the World and Nošovice by Vít Klusák, Coal in the Soul by Ondřej Provazník and Martin Dušek, and Zdeněk N. Bričkovský's latest In the Lands of Silence - Nikolai and Ludmila.
People in Need Production - This year, we are presenting documentaries produced by the People in Need foundation in a separate category for the first time. The makers of these films document the work of People in Need, both in crisis areas around the world, such as Ethiopia and Afghanistan, and in the Czech Republic. Selection includes Shitcredit and Three Gifts.
Short Films - Every year, several hundred short documentary films are entered in the One World festival. We take the best of these (in terms of both their content and formal qualities) and we present them in a common block or in combination with related feature-length films. Selection includes Stalin. Why Not?; Out of Round - What Is Behind?
In a number of other thematic programmes, the festival will present social ads, short films, films about children, women, environmental issues, and more...
One World runs from March 7 - 18, 2011, presenting 104 films from nearly 40 countries.
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