Special thanks

One World gives way to new impulses and stories to audiences every year thanks to the generous support of partners from the private and public sectors. For us, this support is an important gesture of trust not only in the main messages of the festival but also in a healthy, civil society in the broader sense.

Petr Pavel portrét

Petr Pavel

President of the Czech Republic

One World is a cinematic event offering audiences not only cultural enrichment but also opportunities for reflection and for gaining fresh perspectives on the world around us. It is crucial to keep in mind that human rights are not guaranteed, and regrettably, there are still numerous regions where they are being violated. This festival grants us the opportunity to intimately engage with stories from diverse corners of the globe. It may also prompt us to recognise that our own situation back home is not always as dire as we sometimes perceive it to be. Simply because we're capable of safeguarding something as fundamental as the right to a dignified life, property, and freedom of expression.

Wishing you an inspiring cinematic journey.

Jan Lipavský portrtét

Jan Lipavský

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

I am delighted to extend my support once again to One World International Human Rights Film Festival, which will be held under this new moniker from 20 March to 21 April 2024 in cinemas across the Czech Republic and in Brussels, Belgium. The festival has evolved a lot over the course of its 25 years of existence, yet its core mission remains steadfast – to shed light on human rights issues and emphasise the critical importance of protecting these fundamental freedoms. I wish all those in attendance an enriching experience – whether they opt for classic documentaries or the newly added fictional films – and I wish the organisers a successful 26th edition of the festival.

Martin Baxa

Minister of Culture

The international human rights film festival One World has now entered its twenty-sixth season. With its fresh visual vibe and newly expanded program, this year’s attendees can anticipate not only documentary films but also fictional works as well. One World has long since evolved beyond its “mere” film festival roots, ultimately becoming a full-on cultural experience that’s in a class of its own, serving as a unique space where experiences, insights, and moments can be shared and exchanged, all whilst fostering collective understanding and enlightenment.

Arthouse cinema and festival productions, films in both extended and virtual reality, distinguished guests, creators, and film protagonists — all this presented to you within an open and accessible environment full of acceptance. This year's edition will bring an extended screening period plus new, attractive screening locations.

I eagerly look forward to the festival's distinctive atmosphere, enriching encounters, and outstanding films.

Bohuslav Svoboda portrét

Bohuslav Svoboda

Mayor of Prague

Ladies and gentlemen, 

I am certain that One World Festival will once again bring to light the sombre realities we may prefer to ignore. Yet, turning a blind eye to them would only lead to hypocrisy and evasion. I deeply value those who recognise that our world is not solely filled with joy and laughter. It is crucial for all of us to acknowledge this and strive to support one another. As you immerse yourself in the films screened at One World this year, you may find yourself shedding tears, and perhaps even sharing laughter, but most importantly, you will be encouraged to think—think about others. This, indeed, is the cornerstone of peaceful coexistence, alongside compassion, understanding, courage, and tolerance. As Mahatma Gandhi famously put it, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Let us work together towards creating a unified, content, and happy world.

Milena Králíčková portrét

Prof. Milena Králíčková

Rector of Charles University

One World Film Festival is just our cup of tea – if you'll indulge me in making such an analogy – and it’s not just because of its myriad of documentary films, which delve into human rights violations and bring authentic stories and new perspectives to the forefront. What truly resonates is our shared dedication to fostering awareness and respect for upholding human rights, a commitment that’s always rooted in our understanding of the world around us. Charles University, as outlined in its core principles, rejects all forms of discrimination and has long advocated for equal access for both students and staff. In addition to addressing gender equality issues, it strives to tackle a range of other challenges – including providing support for caregivers, students, and staff who face various disadvantages or find themselves struggling to maintain a work-life balance, and much more. Recently, a university-wide ombudsman role was created to help instill a culture of equal opportunity and promote a safe environment. 

For these reasons, I greatly appreciate the festival’s commitment to ensuring barrier-free access for its audiences – whether it's through audio descriptions for films, induction loops, or relaxed screenings for those with mental disabilities, and so on. 

I wish the festival tremendous success!

Markéta Pekarová Adamová portrét

Markéta Pekarová Adamová

President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic

Dear beloved supporters of the human rights film festival One World,

The festival’s very namesake has subtly reminded us for more than a quarter of a century now that our world is, in reality, just one and only one. There is no “Planet B”. And singular is also the pain it afflicts us in various forms and places. I’m under the impression that even this year’s edition of One World Film Festival will not only serve as an invaluable source of knowledge and edification but will also inspire us to continually expand our own horizons and cultivate our sense of empathy. Above all, it is my hope that the stories captured in these documentary films will strongly encourage us to act and support people in need all around the world.


Festival uder the Auspices of

Petr Pavel – President of the Czech Republic

Jan Lipavský – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Martin Baxa – Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic

Bohuslav Svoboda – Mayor of Prague

Markéta Pekarová Adamová – Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic

Milena Králíčková – Rector of Charles University

Co-organised by

Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic – Artuš Rejent, Michal Šašek, Klára Málková, Lenka Holubová Mikolášová

General Partner

ABAKUS Endowment Fund – Jarmila Baudišová, Milada Kučerová, Libuše Tomolová, Irena Setikovská, Kateřina Hálová, Kateřina Kotasová

Core Partner

Donors to the “A Better School for Everyone” fund

Strategic Partners

State Cinematography Fund – Helena Bezděk Fraňková, Soňa Košťálková

Capital City of Prague – Jiří Pospíšil, Jiří Sulženko, Lenka Svobodová Grossová

Creative Europe – MEDIA – Vlaďka Chytilová

CDN77 – Zdeněk Cendra, Kateřina Omelková, Hana Tran Phuong Tra

European Parliament – Civil Society Outreach Unit – Jindřich Pietras, Ringailė Razauskienė

Technical Partner and VR Partner

ALZA – Lucie Holubová Krajcová, Michal Golovach, Tomáš Hrdlovič

Honorary Partner

Alma Career – Tomáš Ervín Dombrovský


Biofilms – Kateřina Górnioková

FedEx – Kateřina Kašparová

TCC Online – Marcela Suková, Jan Šeliga

Institute of Documentary Film – Zdeněk Blaha, Anna Kaslová, Veronika F. Dvořáčková, Barbora Hrubá, Petr Štěrba

Embassies and Cultural Institutions

Embassy of the United States of America – Chargé d'affaires Christy Agor, Helena Vágnerová, Tomáš Knaibl

Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – Matthew Robert Field, Zuzana Stuchlíková

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Czech Republic – H. E. Liang-Ruey KE, Svetlana Ma

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands – H. E. Daan F. Huisinga, Kateřina Procházková

Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark – H. E. Søren Kelstrup, Veronika Trojanová

Embassy of Canada to Czechia

Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation VIZE 97 Prize – Jakub Doležal

National Theatre – Marek Kůst

Goethe-Institut Prague – Sonja Griegoschewski, Klára Arpa

General Representation of Flanders in the Czech Republic – Koenraad Van de Borne, Andrea Bednářová

French Institute in Prague – Stanislas Mrozek, Sarah Doignon, Anna Mitéran

Austrian Cultural Forum in Prague – Andreas Schmidinger, Denise Quistorp, Karolína Bukovská

UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency

Embassy of Sweden– H. E. Frederik Jörgensen, Martin Severýn

Italian Cultural Institute Prague – Vito de Bellis, Ivana Carrai

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Prague – Adéla Jurečková, Kateřina Boťová

Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Prague and Norway Grants – H. E. Victor Conrad Rønneberg, Helena Ganická

Embassy of the Swiss Confederation – H. E. Philippe Guex, Eva Lockl

General Media Partner

Czech Television – Jan Pešek, Lucia Chiroglo

Main Media Partner

Czech Radio – René Zavoral, Andrea Filičková, Monika Fenclová

Media Partners

Aktuálně.cz news agency – Jan Rákosník

Deník N news agency – Tamara Ložinčáková, Karolína Pláničková

ČSFD (Czechoslovak Film Database) – Barbora Kosařová

Radio 1 – Jana Byzoňová

KinoBox – Daniel Christov

Voxpot – Vojtěch Boháč, Jolana Humpálová

A2 cultural biweekly and A2larm.cz – Jana Myšáková

DOK.REVUE – Zuzana Kopáčová

Sedmá generace (Seventh Generation) – Kristýna Hájková

Nový Prostor – Monika Veselá

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty – Lukáš Bagin

Refresher lifestyle magazine – Patricia Pajtasová

Respekt magazine – Denisa Motalová

FDb.cz – Veronika Brotánková, Ferdinand Kraus

One World in Schools is Sponsored by

Donors to the “A Better School for Everyone” fund

Abakus Endowment Fund

BLÍŽKSOBĚ Foundation

Jan Barta, Dušan Šenkypl, David Holý

Hana Dvořáková


Martin Hájek

Pavel Baudiš

Květa and Šimon Vostrý

Ondřej Fryc

Libor Winkler


Beran Jaroslav

Endowment Fund for Independent Journalism

Alice Hurychová

One World in Brussels under the Auspices of

Edita Hrdá – Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the EU

One World in Brussels is Sponsored by

Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the European Union – Edita Hrdá, Blanka Soušková, Alice Krutilová

Czech Centre in Brussels – Kristýna Halounová, Eva Petráková, Daniela Vervloet

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic – Pavel Hrnčíř

European Parliament – Stefan Krauss and Human Rights Action Unit

Representation of the City of Prague to the EU – Lucie Čadilová

Human Rights and Democracy Network – Catherine Absalom

Human Rights House Foundation – Nora Wehofsits

EUROPEUM – Žiga Faktor

Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Brussels – Lise Leifsdatter Træland

South Moravian Region – Vendula Nováčková

Creative Campaign

Visual identity of the festival, DTP, graphics – Petr Hrůza and Martin Odehnal

Festival jingle – Martin Pokorný

Music and sound for festival jingle – Filip Míšek

Voiceover – Ema Brabcová  

Prize design and production – Tomáš Skála

VR installation – Mia Milgrom, Max van Olffen

Festival Database

StarBase – Pavel Kalenda

Festiva Venues

Atlas Cinema – Vít Janeček

Bio OKO – Prokop Jeníček, Hedvika Maternová

Evald Cinema – Miroslav Ráž

Ponrepo Cinema – David Havas, Lenka Marxová

Lucerna Cinema – Bedřich Němec, Filip Schauer

Lucerna Gallery – Bedřich Němec

Municipal Library – Vít Zapletal

Světozor Cinema – Julián Naglmuller

Pilotů Cinema – Alžběta Macolová

Cinema of the Chamber of Deputies

Sponsored by

Active Travel – Jiří Reinberger

AZ Translations, s. r. o. – Andrea Svobodová, Lenka Jiroutová

Czech Centers – Anna Hrabáčková, Anna Puklová

BACHA! Cider – Tereza Pustějovská

Johannes Cyder – Ondřej Zezulka, Ondřej Kudrna

Langhans – People in Need Centre – Jana Šídlová

Chocolate Factory Janek – Petr Hurda


AV Kongres, s.r.o. – Antonín Vrba

Joinmusic, s.r.o. – Michal Glončák

Pohoda, o.p.s. and Café Bílá vrna – Lenka Jilemnická

Ponio – Ivana Zuzinová

Green Decor – Ivana Kopřivová

Hornbach – Petra Karasová

Sokino – Viera Kotulánová

Lemniskáta – Vlasta Urbanová

Party nábytek s.r.o. furniture rental – Eva Havlíková

Vinohrady Brewery – Jitka Froydová

NFCP event rental equipment – Tomáš Urban

Hrdina a dcera winery – Iveta Mazanec Hrdinová

Tierra Verde – Markéta Kokšalová, Petra Chuchrová

Lancraft – Daniel Sokol

O2 – Renata Čiháková

REkrabička zero-waste provider – Kusaj Mahdi, Bára Kocmánková

Soundsquare – Pavel Rejholec MPSE, Radim Janeš, Anna Jesenská, Markéta Duchková, Anna Agáta Denzenová, Kryštof Kříček, Lukáš Mutňanský

Charles University – Linda Sequensová, Václav Hájek, Denisa Bilík, Klára Ohman, Petra Klusáková, Šárka Bukvajová, Petra Jelínková

FAMU (Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague) – Andrea Slováková, Alice Růžičková

Prague University of Economics and Business – Karel Čada, Jan Hanzlík

Secondary Technical School of Communication Technology – Miloš Kameník, Luděk Šnajdar

SONS ČR (Sjednocená organizace nevidomých a slabozrakých ČR, z. s.) United Organization of the Blind and Visually Impaired of the Czech Republic – Jan Šnyrych

Deaf Friendly – Kateřina Pešková, Petr Vysuček

Audio-description providers – Marek Salaba (audiopopis.cz), Luboš Krapka (NF Mathilda)

FOSA – Andrea Bechynská, Adéla Bláhová

Škoda Auto – Jana Dumková

BASPELIN, s.r.o. automatic burners and regulators – Anton Bartoš

The Festival Could Not Have Been Possible without the Following People

Hana Kulhánková

Igor Blaževič

The Festival Thanks

Association of Czech Film Festivals – Radana Korená, Marek Hovorka, Jarmila Záhorová, Petr Veruněk, Tomáš Rychecký

Human Rights Film Network

Green Film Network

International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk

and all our volunteers!