People in Need / One World

13th edition of One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

Call for applications

One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is organized by People in Need. People in Need is Czech non-profit, non-governmental organization.

One World has grown over the years to become the largest human rights film festival in Europe. It is one of the leading cultural events in Prague and the Czech Republic.

One World’s Program consists of two competition categories, a variety of non-competition categories and thematic categories, as well as docs for kids section.

Six awards will be given to the winning films: The Best Film Award and Best Director Award given by the Grand Jury; The Vaclav Havel Special Award for the film with the most significant contribution to human rights awareness; The Rudolf Vrba Award given to the best film in the Right to Know category; the Audience Award VŠEM and Student Jury Award.

1.2. Film Submissions

In order for One World to accept the film for the pre-selection process, the entry form must be filled out online and the preview/screener DVD must be delivered to the festival office by November 30, 2011.

Only applicants whose DVDs are received by November 30, 2010 will be considered for entry into the 13th edition of One World.

The preview DVD should be send to the festival office. The preview/screener DVD will be kept in the One World archive.

No entry fees are required for submitting films.

Films may be submitted by the filmmakers, producers, distributors or other legal representatives. The submitter of the film, i.e. filmmaker(s), producer, distributor or legal representative, should be a person that has the legal right to negotiate the use of this work with One World.

One World accepts documentary films of all lengths, including short animated films. If the film’s original language is not English or Czech, it has to be provided with English subtitles.

One World Access documentary films from all over the world.

Only documentary films produced in last two years, i.e. 2009 – 2010, will be considered for the competition. Participation in other festivals does not preclude participation in One World.

1.3. Selection process

Films are chosen by One World’s selection committee. When selecting films, the committee concentrates equally on both human rights content and artistic quality.

The selection committee will inform applicants of its decision by February 15, 2011 by email.

For each selected film, the submitter or the filmmaker will be asked to send the English and original language dialogue list, stills from the film, a photo of the director and the screening copy.

After accepting the film’s official selection email, One World has the right to use three minutes of the film for One World PR on television, on the internet and use the publicity material (press books, posters, stills etc.) to promote the festival.

After the submitter is notified about film’s official selection, the entry form data of all selected films will be processed and published in the film database at: and in the Festival Catalogue.

For that reason, we ask you to please fill in all of the information on the entry form as precisely as possible to avoid mistakes in the database and catalogue. If there are any changes after submitting film, please keep us updated.


People in Need / One World
Hana Kulhankova, Festival Director
Safarikova 24
120 00 Prague 2
Czech Republic

phone: +420 226 200 411
fax: +420 226 200 401

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