One World festival has become the biggest human rights film festival in the world. In recent years, more than 100,000 visitorsattended screenings and debates. Our approach to human rights issues is very open; attendees may be surprised by the variety of documentaries included in our programme. Every year, we offer over 100 films on politics and totalitarian regimes, development issues, social topics, environment, modern life style and much more.
The festival does not only take place in the capital; after screenings in Prague, it moves on to 33 other Bohemian and Moravian cities and towns.
Festival screenings are followed by Q&As with filmmakers, international guests or Czech experts. A panel debate organised each evening in the Institut Francais explores one of the most urgent issues of today’s world.
In the morning hours, screenings for schools are held in each festival town.
Every year, One World is opened by the Homo Homini Award ceremony. The only Czech international human rights award goes to an individual or group that has made a significant contribution to the promotion of human rights. Homo Homini prize 2015 goes to Syrian teacher and activist Souad Nawfal.
The festival long ago transcended the borders of the Czech Republic, and human rights festivals today take place around the world. Meanwhile, One World in Brussels. Within a few years, One World has managed to expand to a number of smaller human rights oriented festivals in Central, Southern and Eastern Europe. We also published a handbook Setting Up a Human Rights Film Festival: A Handbook for Festival Organizers)