About One World

19th annual One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (“One World”) will take place March 6 – 15, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. One World is organized by People in Need, a Czech non-profit, non-governmental organization residing at Safarikova 24, Prague 2, 120 00, Czech Republic. Besides the main festival held in Prague, there is also One World in the Regions, which travels to towns throughout the Czech Republic, One World in Schools that uses films in elementary and high-school education and organizes school screenings and other outreach projects. One World has grown over the years to become the largest human rights film festival in the world. It is one of the leading cultural events in Prague and the Czech Republic.

Competitions and Awards

One World’s programme consists of two competition categories, a variety of non-competition thematic categories as well as Docs for Kids section. Films are judged by One World’s selection committee. When selecting films, the committee concentrates equally on both human rights content and artistic quality. Six main awards will be given to the winning films: The Best Film Award and the Best Director Award given by the Grand Jury; The Vaclav Havel Jury Award given to a film that makes an exceptional contribution to the defense of human rights, Czech Radio Award for creative use of music and sound in a documentary film, the Audience Award and the Student Jury Award.

Film Submissions

Submitted films need to meet these criteria:
Submission Conditions
Selected Films
For additional questions please contact the programme department:

Email: program@oneworld.cz
Phone 1: +420 226 200 435
Phone 2: +420 222 350 822