Czech Competition Jury

The jury selects the best Czech or co-production documentary from the previous or current year to receive the Czech Competition Jury Award for Best Film.  

Tiina Lokk

Tiina Lokk is the founder and director of PÖFF. After a short period of being the editor-in-chief of two local film and photography journals, she co-founded a film distribution company Filmimax in 1993 that brought mainly European and independent films to the Baltic market (until 2001).

She has been a professor of cinematography at the Baltic Film and Media School for more than 20 years. She was one of the founders of the Baltic Film and Media School and part of the team that developed the curricula of the School.

In 1997 Tiina founded Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and has remained the festival director and artistic director up to the present day.

Tiina Lokk has a master’s degree in film theory and criticism from 1981 (VGIK, Moscow Gum Laude) and has worked for a decade in the Estonian film studio Tallinnfilm as a scriptwriter, story editor and also as a member of its art council. 

Maxim Cirlan

Maxim Cirlan is the president of the public association Moldox. Eager to create ties with his home country, Moldova, he co-founded the Moldox Documentary Film Festival.

Thanks to the impact of Moldox, Maxim also co-founded the Queer Voices Film Festival. Maxim is an alumni of the Torino Film Lab, Balkan Documentary Center (2016) and other European fiction and documentary film training programmes. He has co-written the award-winning documentary Timebox.

At the moment Maxim lives between Moldova and Thessaloniki, where he received his Master’s degree in TV Series Creative Writing at the University of Western Macedonia (Greece). He is also an undergraduate of Classical Languages from the University of Athens and a graduate of Prague Film School. 

Andrea Kuhn

Andrea Kuhn is the director of the Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival. She is a member of the European Film Academy and a founding member of the section "Festivalarbeit" at ver.di which aims to improve working conditions for freelancers and employees at film festivals. 

Andrea has started her career as an academic and researcher in the Film Studies field. From 2000 to 2010 she was the director of the silent film festival StummFilmMusikTage Erlangen. Kuhn served as the chair of the Human Rights Film Network in 2008 and 2009, an international association of over 50 human rights film festivals from around the world. She served for five years on the board of Dox Box e.V., a non-traditional support organization focusing on the strengthening and empowerment of documentary filmmakers in the Arab World.

Other Juries

International Competition Jury Awards

The jury for the International Competition award two prizes in this category: the International Competition Jury Award for Best Director and the International Competition Jury Award for Best Film. The jury comprises film experts from both the Czech Republic and abroad. 

Václav Havel Jury

In the Right to Know category, the film that makes an exceptional contribution to the protection of human rights is selected to receive the Václav Havel Jury Award for the Best Film. The jury is composed of prominent human rights defenders and international representatives of the non-governmental sector or institutions.  

Czech Competition Jury

The jury selects the best Czech or co-production documentary from the previous or current year to receive the Czech Competition Jury Award for Best Film.  

Competition of Immersive Films Jury

This jury awards the Immersive Film Competition Prize to the virtual reality project that demonstrates the most significant societal impact within its category. Evaluation criteria include the use of contemporary immersive technology and tailored narratives aimed at raising awareness of human rights issues. The jury is made up of artists, theorists, journalists, and experts in the fields of immersive and gaming art, as well as virtual reality.

Regional Jury

The regional jury comprises two representatives nominated by our regional partners. The nominees are chosen from One World’s fans and supporters in the relevant town. The jury is then supplemented by the holder of the Golden Projectionist title, which is awarded by our platform Promítej i ty!. The winning film will be included in the selection of documentaries included in the Get Your Audience! programme in 2023. 

Student Jury

Each year, we select a group of secondary school students who are actively involved in the One World in Schools programme. During the festival, they select the best film from the One World for Students category. The winning film is announced during the gala closing event and receives the Student Jury Award. 

Audience Award for the Best Film

Viewers can vote for their favourite documentary. The top-rated film will receive the Audience Award. Voting takes place directly in the cinemas with the use of tablets. You can rate the film by marking one to five stars, where five is the highest rating and one the lowest. 

Abakus Foundation Audience Award for Exceptional Discussion

Audience members select the post-screening discussion that has been the most rewarding for them, and which best supplemented the screened film. The voting takes place next to the cinema auditorium exit with the help of a tablet or QR code.

The award was supported by the Abakus Foundation.

Children Jury

The award will be given for the first time ever in the One World for Children category for a short film that is part of the morning school screenings. It will be selected by the pupils themselves who are involved in the year-round One World activities in schools.