Awards and Juries
Composed of important film professionals, this jury presents the Best Film Award
and Best Director Award in the International Competition.
Hana is the Head of Documentary Film Production at HBO Europe. She graduated with a master's degree from the Department of Documentary Studies at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). She continued her professional career in Slovenia, where she directed and produced a number of documentaries for over 25 years, and later also held the position of director of documentary production and was a TV producer. As an experienced and dedicated documentary filmmaker, she gives lectures on documentary film production.
Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjærh
Sigrid is one of the most experienced Danish producers, having produced more than 30 documentaries in the last 20 years, several of which have been nominated for an Oscar. A member of the Producers Guild of America, she has received a number of awards, including the award for the best producer in the Danish film industry and for the exceptional production of Feras Fayyad's film The Cave. She teaches at the Danish National Film School and runs documentary courses at film schools around the world.
Thomas is an award-winning French director and producer. He has been working on documentaries for almost 30 years. His directorial debut Hotel Bosna in 1996 captures the story of Kenyan peacekeepers in Bosnia. His best-known and most critically acclaimed film Happiness about a seven-year-old monk from the last Bhutanese village untouched by technology is followed by his latest film Sing Me a Song, in which the young protagonist returns to the village 10 years later. The film was shown at One World in 2020.
Václav Havel Jury
This jury awards the prize to a film that makes an exceptional contribution to the defence of human rights. It is comprised of human rights advocates, international representatives of the non-profit sector and donors.
Lian grew up in a liberal Muslim family, attended a Christian high school, and volunteered for a Reform Jewish community centre. She focuses on minority rights issues and raises awareness of violations in various parts of the world. She has set up two social start-ups that support the employment and financial literacy of Arab women. She is also a member of the executive board of Mabat, an NGO working to promote intellectual diversity on Israeli campuses.
Kiryl was born in Minsk, where he studied law and art. An artist, actor and activist, he previously worked as an actor and as a teacher of directing at the Belarusian Free Theatre. Since 2016 he has been a member of the group Pussy Riot. He is also an actor, playwright and assistant director on the Pussy Riot Days project and was one of those detained during the protests in Belarus.
Génesis is a Venezuelan lawyer. In 2017 she founded Defiende Venezuela, an NGO advocating the promotion and protection of human rights in Venezuela and raising awareness about this issue. As the president of Defiende Venezuela, she directs a team of 20 human rights defenders and is the lead attorney in more than 200 cases before the Inter-American Human Rights System and the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Czech Competition Jury
The best Czech documentary films or co-productions focusing mainly on Czech themes.
Christine is the executive director of the FIPADOC International Documentary Film Festival. In 2001, she founded the production company Algeria, with which she has co-produced more than 60 documentaries distributed around the world. She is a jury member and permanent expert on the Nipkow Scholarship Program in Berlin. Between 2014 and 2018, she was a member of the board of directors of USPA (a union of leading television producers in France). She worked as the executive director of Gaumont Television. She was a member of the European Documentary Network and a member of the European Film Academy.
Orestis is the director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. He was a founding member of the Athens International Film Festival and the Athens Open Air Film Festival, where he was director from 2007 to 2016. He has written reviews and articles on cinema in newspapers and magazines, and he has designed, curated and presented a number of exhibitions in Athens, Thessaloniki and Geneva. In 2017, he was the curator of the Greek Pavilion of the 57th Venice Biennale.
Darya works as a programmer and industry head at the Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Kyiv. Parallel to her work at the festival, she also works in film production. The documentary My Father is my Mother's Brother was named the most innovative film in the international competition at Visions du reel 2018. In 2019, together with Vika Khomenko, she launched the Moon Man film production company, which focuses on creative documentary and narrative films with a strong auteur approach. She served as a jury member at such festivals as Visions du reel, Astra, IDFA, Cinedoc Tbilisi and OIFF.
Twenty-one regional partners from all over the Czech Republic took part in the 23rd annual One World Festival. Each team could nominate one candidate from their city. It was supposed to be a person who is somehow connected to One World but is not part of the organisational team. The resulting three-member jury is composed of two representatives of regional festivals and the holder of the "Golden Projector" title, which is awarded by our Get Your Audience! platform.
The winning film will be included in the selection of documentaries in the Get Your Audience! programme and will also appear on our brand-new portal oneworldonline.cz
Dana works in the Research Library in Olomouc, where in cooperation with the local One World team she organises screenings of films from the Get Your Audience! programme and subsequent discussions several times a year. For the third year in a row, she has been organising free programming courses for children at the Science Library called CoderDojo, which motivate children to create their own projects. She also works as a volunteer in the Better School project.
For 10 years Pavel has been actively involved in the screening of One World documentary films within the Get Your Audience! project. Together with his wife Pavla, he also runs the SALZA family relaxation centre in Zašová, whose activities have a wide cultural and social overlap. He sings and dances, and organises concerts, exhibitions and festivals.
Barbora Bryksí Stunová
Barbora is a professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague, and lectures at the Faculty of Architecture and the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design. She focuses on industrial ecology and, among other things, the impacts of foundries and industrial technologies on the environment. She is a member of the Expert Commission for the Environment at the Foundry Association of the Czech Republic. Environmental issues are close to her heart: her family is partially self-sufficient, producing their own meat, eggs and vegetables.
Viewers can once again choose their favourite documentary.
You can vote for the best film at oneworldonline.cz always after the screening, from 20 May to 6 June 2021. Since there is only one One World and it takes place throughout the Czech Republic, you can vote from anywhere. The best rated film will then win the Audience Award.
You can give a film one to five stars. Five is the most and one is the least.