Short and Apt

After a several year hiatus, the festival returns to the short documentary form. Short films offer the opportunity to explore the most up-to-date themes, leave plenty of room for post-film debate, and have changed dramatically in recent times. There are an increasing number of online platforms that work with short documentaries, for example the British newspaper the Guardian, which not only streams films on its website, but also contributes to their production. And they are not just reportage films. In short, it can be said that short documentaries are experiencing a golden age, and One World wants to be a part of it.

Films in category Short and Apt

Come & Take it

When the state of Texas permitted the carrying of firearms on university campuses, student Jessica Jin and her colleagues decided to protest with dildos in hand.

Dancing With Le Pen

What has led French voters to support a far-right party? This film tracks the rise of the National Front led by the Le Pen family through the eyes of its voters.

Marielle and Monica

When Brazilian activist Marielle Franco is murdered, her life partner, Monica Benicio, takes over her orphaned endeavor to keep Marielle’s battle alive.


Bored computer game players in the USA have a new form of entertainment. A strange game between online players and the police overflows into the real world.

The Fight

People with disabilities are viewed as second-class citizens in Bolivia. A peaceful protest by a group of wheelchair users turns into a battle when police use tear gas and water cannons against them.

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Czech competition

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One Zero

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Long Live Life

Documentaries which celebrate human diversity, self-sufficiency, originality and the will to live in our own way, despite the established order and expectations of society. The protagonists seek their...



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Retrospective: Matthew Heineman

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Short and Apt

After a several year hiatus, the festival returns to the short documentary form. Short films offer the opportunity to explore the most up-to-date themes, leave plenty of room for post-film debate, and...


Docs for Kids

One World cares about the smallest audiences, and therefore presents films for children in its Docs for Kids category. These are short dubbed films that acquaint children with their peers from around...