‘People in Need’ Calls for Entries for International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival


downloadPeople in Need, a Czech non-profit and non-governmental organization, has called for entries for the 22nd annual One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival scheduled to hold from March 5 to 14, 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic

Aside the main festival which will be held in Prague, there will also be One World in Regions, which travels to towns throughout the Czech Republic; One World in Brussels, and One World in Schools which will use films in elementary and high-school education and organize school screenings and other outreach projects. One

One World’s programme consists of three competition categories, a variety of non-competition thematic categories, and One World Interactive category or Docs for Kids section.

Competition films are selected by One World’s selection committee which concentrates equally on both human rights content and artistic quality.

Seven awards will be given to the winning films as follows: award for the Best Film in the International Competition; award for the Best Director in the International Competition; the Václav Havel Jury Award for a film that makes an exceptional contribution to the defense of human rights; Czech Competition Award; Audience Award; Student Jury Award; and Regional Jury Award.

To be eligible for the competition, submitted films need to meet these criteria:
• Feature or mid-length (minimum length 40 minutes) documentary films
• Short documentary or animated films for children – for Docs for Kids category only
• Interactive films for virtual reality
• Films with English subtitles or English-spoken films
• Films made in the past 2 years (2018 – 2020)
• Unfinished films can be submitted upon prior agreement with the festival

First film submission deadline is September 1, 2019 while final film submission deadline is November 1, 2019 (for films finished between September and November 2019). Entries must be filled and submitted online.

Among other conditions, those entering for the competition must provide the Festival with the preview/screener of the film by the submission deadline, VIMEO (including an online link and a password) is a highly recommended online platform; the streaming of a film must be free of charge, the number of previewing must not be limited and the film must be available till the end of February 2020; Festival will retain preview copies in its archive for research and educational purposes; and the submitter of the film should be a person who has the legal right to negotiate the use of this work with One World.

The festival charges a submission fee of 20EUR (feature or mid-length docs), 15EUR (Docs for Kids) to cover administrative costs. However, the fee will be waived for some countries of production (this condition does not apply to films coproduced with countries obliged to pay the fee).

For selected films, the submitter or the filmmaker will be required to provide the English and original language dialogue list, stills from the film, a photo of the director, trailer and the screening copy/data file.

For each selected film, One World will have the right to use three minutes of the film for its public relations on television, on the internet and to use the publicity material (press kits, posters, stills etc.) to promote the festival´s program.

Each selected film will be asked to update film information before publishing on the festival webpage and in the festival catalogue.

For further information and clarification, please contact the One World programme department by email: program@oneworld.cz , Phone: +420 226 200 457.