This year’s 20th annual One World film festival, held from 5 to 14 March in Prague, has its winners.
The international jury chose a Best Film and a Best Director from a total of 12 films representing new ways of exploring the question of human rights in documentary film.
The Award for Best Film went to The Deminer by directors Hogir Hirori and Shinwar Kamal (Sweden / 2017 / 82 min.).
The Best Director Award went to Talal Derki, author of Of Fathers and Sons (Germany, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria / 2017 / 98 min.).
The International Jury’s special mention goes to Laura Bari, director of Primas (Canada, Argentina / 2017/ 100 min.).
VÁCLAV HAVEL JURY
The Václav Havel Jury chose from among the documentaries screened in the Right to Know section, and presents its award to films that make an exceptional contribution to the defence of human rights.
This year, the jury unanimously decided to present the main prize in the category of human rights to the film Watani – My Homeland by German director Marcel Mettelsiefen (Great Britain / 2017 / 76 min.).
The Czech Competition jury gave its award to Non-Parent by director Jana Počtová (CZ / 2017 / 83 min.).
The Student Jury’s award went to the documentary Peace to You All by Slovak director Juraj Mravec (Slovakia / 2016 / 67 min.).
AVAST FOUNDATION AUDIENCE AWARD
The most sucessful film of One World Film Festival is the documentary City of Ghosts (USA / 2017 / 90 min.) by Matthew Heineman.
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